New York is one of the biggest and well known citys in the world. This artistic and cultural must see city is also the place where you will find some of the best brands and stores of all world. Since New York retail is always changing, here is the list of the best stores to shop in 2013 spring.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Occupying an entire city block directly across from Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue has been one of the city’s preeminent high-end department stores since it opened in 1924. The ten-floor luxury behemoth buzzes with a well-heeled hum at the ground level, where cosmetics salespeople stand at attention and perfume spritzers beckon at every turn. Retail extravaganzas can be overwhelming; stop off at the information booth on the 50th street side before ascending to the upper sales floors. Things quiet down considerably at the genteel, elegant in-store boutiques of designers like Chanel, Escada and Louis Vuitton. On May 2013, Saks windows received home decor courtesy of KOKET, luxury furniture brand.
Barneys has long been the benchmark for sophisticated—but not stuffy—designer department stores. Even after filing for bankruptcy in 1996 and closing its Chelsea location, Barneys has maintained its ability to attract both Upper East Side old guard and downtown’s fashion elite. Barneys industrial style Co-Op stores feature edgy, funkier styles and accessories for men and women and have spawned scores of imitators.
Derek Lam was destined for design greatness. Parsons grad, assistant to Michael Kors – the fashion world was Derek’s oyster and in 2003, he debuted his first collection at New York Fashion Week. The Derek Lam label, as a whole, has a flair for feminine fabrics and crisp silhouettes. Signature pieces include silk sheath dresses with daring necklines, wide-leg wool trousers and perfectly tailored cashmere pea coats fit sharply but delicately to flatter the everyday woman. Via
Macy’s is more a shopping empire than mere retailer. Nine floors of merchandise, from beauty products and men’s fashion to dinnerware and designer slip dresses, fill the store’s one million square feet of retail space—that’s one solid city block of stuff, eight stories high. Each and every day, thousands of sightseers and city dwellers coast through the glass and wrought iron doors on 34th Street into the mammoth Herald Square flagship, Macy’s home since 1902. But while the store is best known for accessible mid-range fashions, there’s more than souvenir logo T-shirts, Calvin Klein sportswear and A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz celebrity-copycat gowns; Macy’s inventory of housewares and kitchen gadgets exceed most other city stores, and its furniture and mattress departments are affordable alternatives to the city’s higher-end designer showrooms.
The magic of Frédéric Malle is in his offering: specialized, one of a kind fragrances designed for each type of personality. These are high quality, elegant and distinct beautifully crafted fragrances.
Since 2009, this location has graced New York City residents with discerning noses with its comfortable charm. It is decorated more like an apartment than a retail store with its writing tables, red sofas and lounge chairs. When you visit, you won’t be pounced on by associates spraying you viciously with samples or handing you strips of fragrance samples.
French jewelry label Mauboussin recently concluded the renovation of its New York store as part of a global project to make all of its retail stores more welcoming to younger, affluent consumers.
Mauboussin wanted shoppers to feel invited and comfortable within the store so that they would spend more time interacting with salespeople and discovering products. The jewelry label turned to interior designer Régis Péan to create a store that would expand the company’s client base and intrigue consumers of all ages.
Founded in 1996 by Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez, with vintage boutiques in New York and LosAngeles, Resurrection is one of the world’s premier international venues for collectible and historic clothing. Resurrection represents progress and revolution, order and reaction, structure and surface, materials and design to document the international modernism of the fashion of the avant garde.