Fifth Avenue is the most famous shopping street in the world. Although most people assume that only luxury labels such as Hermes, Gucci, Tiffany, Prada, and others are represented here, there are a variety of other recommendable shops to visit. If you ever stroll along 5th Avenue from Central Park to the southern tip, you’ll notice that each section is completely different!
Fifth Avenue runs from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to 143rd Street in Harlem. The famous avenue covers a distance of almost 7 miles meaning that a walk down it will take you around 2.5 hours.
Shops on Fifth Avenue in New York
The most recognized section of Fifth Avenue in New York is between 49th Street and 60th Street. Here you will see one luxury brand after another and retail space is among the most expensive in the world.
Next to the popular Apple Flagship Store on 58th Street, famous for its glass cube entry, you will also find Tiffany & Co. and Gucci (on 57th Street) in the Trump Tower.
You can find a list with the biggest name brand shops along the renowned avenue here in our Fifth Avenue Shopping Guide.
These are some of the shops you will find on Fifth Avenue in New York:
(in alphabetical order):
|Name||Location on 5th Avenue||Price Level|
|A|X Armani Exchange||between 51st & 52nd Street|
|Abercrombie & Fitch||between 56th & 57th Street|
|Apple Store||between 58th & 59th Street|
|Banana Republic||between 50th & 51st Street|
|Bergdorf Goodman||between 57th & 58th Street|
|BOSE Audio Store||between 49th & 50th Street|
|Bottega Veneta||between 54th & 55th Street|
|Burberry||between 57th & 58th Street|
|Cartier||between 58th & 59th Street|
|Chanel||between 57t & 58th Street|
|Christian Dior||between 57th & 58th Street|
|Dolce & Gabbana||between 55th & 56th Street|
|Ermenegildo Zegna||between 52nd & 53rd Street|
|Fendi||between 57th & 58th Street|
|Georgio Armani||between 55th & 56th Street|
|Gucci||between 56th & 57th Street on 54th St.|
|H&M||between 51st & 52nd Street on 48th St.|
|Harry Winston||between 55th & 56th Street|
|Hollister||between 52nd & 53rd Street|
|Lindt Chocolate Shop||between 54th & 55th Street|
|Louis Vuitton||between 57th & 58th Street|
|MAC Cosmetics||between 54th & 55th Street|
|Massimo Dutti||between 54th & 55th Street|
|Michael Kors||between 49th & 50th Street|
|Niketown||between 57th & 58th Street|
|Polo Ralph Lauren||between 55th & 56th Street|
|Prada||between 49th & 50th Street|
|Rolex||between 52nd & 53rd Street|
|Saks Fifth Avenue||between 49th & 50th Street|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||between 52nd & 53rd Street|
|Tag Heuer||between 54th & 55th Street|
|Tiffany & Co.||between 56th & 57th Street|
|Tommy Hilfiger||between 53rd & 54th Street|
|VALENTINO||between 54th & 55th Street|
Other Sights on Fifth Avenue
While strolling along Fifth Avenue, you will pass by many famous buildings! Near 50th Street, there is Rockefeller Center with its observation deck Top of the Rock. If you walk down to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, you will also pass by the New York Public Library (42nd Street), the Empire State Building (33rd Street), and the Flatiron Building (23rd Street). At night, the rooftop bar 230 Fifth gives you a sensational view of the Empire State Building.
Parades along Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue is also a famous parade route. The renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Steuben Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Gay Pride Parade – they all pass along Fifth Avenue!
Museum Mile in New York? Fifth Avenue!
Fifth Avenue is not only full of famous stores and buildings, the section between 70th and 110th Street, just a little more than a mile, is packed with world-famous museums. Museums include the Guggenheim Museum (88th Street), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (known as “The Met” – near 82nd Street), the Museum of the City of New York (103rd Street), the Frick Collection (70th Street), and the Jewish Museum (92nd Street). Art lovers and museum goers are certainly at the right spot when they visit Fifth Avenue, New York.
You can check out our Top 5 Museums in New York, here.