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Upscale Shopping in Manhattan

The back of a woman holding shopping bags over her shoulder.

Whether it’s fine dining or entertainment, everything is larger than life in the Big Apple. When it comes to shopping, the island is home to numerous flagships from some of the worlds most luxurious brands. From your home in the lower Manhattan luxury apartments, the subway lines can whisk you away on a shopping extravaganza like no other.

This list features the prim de la prim of NYC shopping experiences. From Italian luxury suits to enviable jewelry, each location offers a different designer’s take on high-end style. If you’re ready to fill your closet with the finest in clothing and apparel, then read on.

The Upper East Side

A central hub for high-end living, the Upper East Side contains numerous flagship locations with everything from flowing dresses to bold accessories. The first stop in this area is for the men, and it comes from the mind behind Gucci’s revival in the 1990’s. Tom Ford creates luxury menswear featuring signature suits, dress shirts, and more. With an appointment, you can enter the made-to-measure salon for a custom fit. There are plenty of designer fashions for women as well, but Tom Ford made his name in formal wear.

Next up is Lanvin, a favorite of Michelle Obama and Victoria Beckham. This boutique finds its home in a three-level townhouse complete with art deco chandeliers and Palladian windows. Their line on ready-to-wear women’s clothing is feminine, elegant, couture.

Finally, there’s Tory Burch. This flagship location is delightfully chic and carries the ever-popular Reva ballet flat. You can also find shoes, handbags, and the entire line of Burch cosmetics. Other must-shop stores in the Upper East Side include:

  • Chloe
  • Celine
  • Missoni
  • Gianvito Rossi
  • Maison Goyard
  • and Alexander McQueen
  • Midtown

Kicking off the luxury boutiques in Midtown is Valentino. This architectural beauty was designed by David Chipperfield, offering 20,000 square feet of shopping space. On the first two floors, you’ll find customizable and made-to-measure items ranging from denim to Valentino’s stunning womenswear. There’s plenty of Rockstud gear to go around as well.

Tiffany & Co. is the perhaps the most recognized flagship in Midtown, offering highly coveted and dazzling jewelry. Their store carries everything from cufflinks to diamond engagement rings, as well as fine china. Both the Elsa Peretti and Tiffany Key line are featured in full at this location with pieces ranging from $150 to $5,000.

For the finest name in suits, Armani on 5th Avenue is the place to go. This is where you can find the Giorgio Armani line from Casa to Ristorante. After traveling up the grand staircase, you’ll also find accessories, cosmetics, and the designer’s collection of women’s clothing. Other major names to stop at in Midtown include:

  • Cartier
  • Burberry
  • Saint Laurent
  • Chanel
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Kate Spade
  • Bulgari
  • and Mr. & Mrs. Italy

Lower Manhattan: SoHo and NoLita

The lower Manhattan area is teeming with flagships from top designers around the world. Starting with Paris, a stunning replica of the Balenciaga on Avenue George V was created in homage of the late Cristobal on Mercer Street. Aside from the store’s sheer beauty, it’s racks of elegant knits and minimalistic designs guaranteed to satisfy.

Alexander Wang, from the incredibly successful Chinese-American designer by the same name, is found on Grand Street. It contains a revolving display of Wang’s seasonal collection as well as the highly coveted T line. Knits, denims, and leathers from the fashion genius line the 2,150-square-foot space.

For Italian luxury, head over to Moschino. The new creative director, Jeremy Scott, incorporates a colorful and playful style into both the line of clothing and location. Known for their over-the-top vibe, this is one store that’s sure to make impression. Top destination on the lower end of the island also include:

  • Prada
  • Balmain
  • Halston Heritage
  • and Stella McCartney

Lower Manhattan Luxury Apartments

A premier location in FiDi places 19 Dutch at the hub quintessential New York, but it takes more than an address to meet the mark of luxury. The building is a shimmering cultural jewel that ushers in the era of a new downtown. Towering 770 feet above the bustling streets below, this glass-clad marvel features a uniquely patterned frit design that bestows dramatic dimensionality to the exterior of the building.

Gezzelig, the Dutch word for cozy, is incorporated into each aspect of interior design to deliver a warmth and familiarity intrinsic to Dutch culture. Designed by GKV architects, these homes are inspired bt the whimsical romance of the culture’s golden age. Wall-to-wall windows whisk you way to scenic views while cerused oak flooring draws you into the comforts of home. Kitchens by Bertazzoni are complimented with custom white cabinetry and blizzard-white quartz countertops. Bathroom vanities shine quarts counters and ceramic tiling.

Dishwashers from Blomberg and Bosch refrigerators create an appealing kitchen, pairing with other smart home devices for a unique living space. With a washer and dryer from Bosch, you’ll never have to worry about the tedium of community laundry, either. Comfort, cozy features are thoughtfully incorporated into every inch of your home. That’s gezzelig.

Carefully selected amenities and services add to the comforts of home by tending to your every need. The entrepreneur can handle their dealings in the work lounge with its private meeting rooms, while the health-conscious can stay active in the fitness club and terrace. Relax after a long day in the residents canteen or the outdoor sky lounge on the 64th floor. Start your day off right in the café lounge or begin the weekend in the billiards room. Entertain guests in the media center or with the demonstration kitchen complete with chef’s table. Concierge, valet, and daily hospitality services create a lifestyle of luxury, catering to life’s menial yet essential tasks.

We invite you to experience downtown Manhattan in an entirely new light. 19 Dutch isn’t just another New York City address, it redefines the concept of luxury living in the city. Welcome to the new era of FiDi, one of enviable luxury and enhanced livability. Welcome home.