Must-See Midtown: Shopping
by Erin O’Hara and nycgo.com staff [Updated 02/03/2016]
Photo: Marley White
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000
What other department store has an entire floor devoted to footwear—one so large it has its own zip code? In this and many other respects, Saks offers a singular shopping experience. The flagship’s aforementioned shoe floor carries brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Versace and Christian Louboutin (the latter brand displayed in a 1,600-square-foot shop-in-shop, supposedly the largest in the world). Other floors stock makeup, fragrances, leather goods, accessories and apparel. In-store boutiques from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Chanel can turn even the most inexperienced luxury shopper into a pro.