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Must-See Midtown: Shopping

by Erin O’Hara

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  • From the supersize floor piano where Tom Hanks danced in Big to the whimsical windows of Barneys, Midtown's shopping highlights are some of the most iconic in the world. There's a reason why many of Carrie Bradshaw's favorite shopping spots on Sex and the City are in the neighborhood. Extravagant holiday window displays on Midtown's stretch of Fifth Avenue attract dense crowds of bundled-up viewers each winter, while the variety of massive flagships, from chic fashion retailers to eye-popping toy stores, brings throngs of shoppers all year long. Here are eight of the many stores that make Midtown a true shopping mecca.

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