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New York City Department Stores & Major Retailers

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New York was home to the very first department store in the United States, Marble Dry Goods Palace, which opened in 1846. Brooks Brothers is the oldest surviving clothier in the United States, dating back to the 1818. Other long-standing department stores that originated in NYC are: Lord & Taylor (1826), Macy's (1858), Bloomingdales (1861), and Saks Fifth Avenue (1924). All made significant contributions to the growth of the city over the decades. When you shop in these NY department stores you will experience the history of retail merchandising in the US.

Browse our list of Manhattan department stores as well as clothing and accessory stores to plan your next shopping visit to New York City. See our Map of New York Department Stores.
 

Shopping in NYC Department Stores/Retailers

ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway (at East 19th Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 473-3000

ABC Carpet & Home is a ten-floor facility offering an inspired collection of rugs, furniture, antiques, home textiles, accessories and sustainable furnishings. They also have an outlet store in the Bronx.
Barney's New York
660 Madison Avenue (at 61st Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 826-8900

This Manhattan institution has been a high-end shopping destination in the city since 1923, offering designer fashions, accessories, cosmetics and home goods. Special features include concierge services for restaurant reservations, theater, concerts, sporting events, car services, charging of cell phone, Ipads, etc., personal shopping and the Chantecaille Energy Spa. On site you can dine at Fred's, a restaurant serving lunch, dinner, high tea on weekdays and brunch on weekends.
Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street)
New York
Phone: (800) 558-1855

Bergdorf Goodman is known throughout the world for elegance, luxury, and superior service. Products include designer fashions, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories. Special services include personal shopping, fur storage, a bridal salon and the John Barrett Salon. There are four spots for dining; the BG Restaurant is on the 7th floor overlooking Central Park.
Bloomingdale's at 59th
1000 Third Avenue (at 59th Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 705-2000

Dating back to the late 1800's, Bloomingdale's is part of New York's history. This mid- to high-end department store features men's, women's and children's fashions, jewelry and accessories, cosmetics and home furnishings. They are also known for their shopping bags. Special services include personal shopping, interior designers, wedding registry and five restaurants.
Bloomingdale's SoHo
504 Broadway
New York
Phone: (212) 729-5900

Bloomingdale's SoHo location opened in 2004, offering fashions, accessories and home furnishings in a smaller setting. Forty Carrots Restaurant is on the second floor.
Cartier
653 Fifth Avenue (at 52nd Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 446-3400

This high-end specialty store offers jewelry, watches, handbags and notions for the most discriminating buyers.
FAO Schwarz
767 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 644-9400

FAO Schwarz, an amazing upscale toy store, opened this flagship location on Fifth Avenue in 1986, but the company dates back to 1876 when the first location opened in Baltimore, making it the oldest toy store in the country. FAO Schwarz is known for its assortment of one-of-a-kind products that reflect the brand's dedication to quality and creativity, and became even more famous after being featured in the Tom Hanks movie "Big". FAO Schwarz is now owned by Toys "R" Us.
Harry Winston
718 Fifth Avenue (at 56th Street)
New York
Phone: (800) 988-4110

This is the place for fine jewelry, timepieces and, of course, diamonds. Harry Winston founded his company in 1932 and is known for the Hope Diamond (which he purchased in 1949), red carpet jewels and the finest of vintage pieces.
Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue (at 56th Street)
New York
Phone: (800) 423-6335

This is Henri Bendel's flagship store, which is a four-story boutique which was converted from three townhouses on Fifth Avenue and now holds official landmark status. High-end, yet trendy, they carry jewelry, cosmetics, handbags, lingerie and more.
Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Avenue (at 39th Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 391-3344

Lord & Taylor dates back to 1826 and has always offered moderate to upscale classic styles in clothing, as well as jewelry, accessories, cosmetics and gift items. Of special note L&T were the first to offer personal shopping.
Macy's Department Store
151 West 34th Street (at Broadway)
New York
Phone: (212) 695-4400

Article: Macy's Herald Square Shoppers Guide for 2014 Holidays

Macy's first opened in 1858 as a "fancy dry goods" store. In the 1860's, Macy's introduced the very first in-store Santa Claus and the first holiday window displays. Today, Macy's is known for moderate to upscale clothing, home goods, jewelry, accessories and cosmetics, and also for the movie "Miracle on 34th Street". This Herald Square location is considered the world's largest store and features several restaurants and snack shops, personal shopping, gift registry and a souvenir shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue (at 49th Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 753-4000

The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store opened in 1924 by Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel. Today, this 10-floor department store features upscale clothing, jewelry and accessories, cosmetics, home goods and gifts, plus a beauty spa, bridal suite, fur salon, restaurant and personal shopping.
Tiffany & Co.
Fifth Avenue at 57th Street
New York
Phone: (212) 755-8000

Since 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been the world's premier jeweler and America's house of design, known for its rare and magnificent diamonds. Tiffany represents the finest of jewelry, watches, accessories, tableware and gifts. The famous Tiffany Blue Box, adorned with white ribbon, is an international symbol of style and sophistication.
H & M
640 Fifth Avenue (at 51st Street)
New York
Phone: (212) 489-0390

H&M was established in Sweden in 1947, offering clothing for men, women and children, as well as cosmetics, shoes and accessories. Their budget-friendly concept is to provide quality goods at the best price. They entered the U.S. market in the late 1990's and operate multiple stores in New York City.

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