Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue New York City

No trip to New York City is complete without some serious retail therapy on Madison Avenue. Along with Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue in Manhattan has some of the most sought-after shopping in the world. From edgy designer boutiques like Roberto Cavalli to iconic department stores like Barneys New York, Madison Avenue is mecca for fashionistas and a must-see destination in the Big Apple.

Upscale Designer Boutiques

Madison Avenue passes through midtown Manhattan, the Upper East Side and Harlem. Most of the shopping is located on the haute stretch between 57th and 80th Streets. Madison Avenue is home to many of the world’s biggest designer brands. In the Upper East Side stretch you will find luxury retailers such as Hermès, Prada, Missoni, Fratelli Rossetti, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Lacoste, Christian Louboutin and Emporio Armani.

Of course no upscale shopping area is complete without a Chanel boutique, which is located between 64th and 65th Streets.

All-American Brands

It isn’t just about the European labels on Madison Avenue. You’ll also find famous all-American design houses like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. The massive Ralph Lauren boutique on Madison between 70th and 71st Streets carries all the Ralph Lauren brands in one place including RLX, Black label, Purple Label, Lauren, and Polo Ralph Lauren. The 22,000 square-foot John Pawson-designed Calvin Klein shop at the corner of Madison and 60th Street showcases the high end Calvin Klein Collection as well as his sophisticated line of home furnishings.

Madison Avenue is also home to Brooks Brothers, the oldest clothing retailer in the United States known for their custom suits and tailored jackets. The Brooks Brothers headquarters and flagship store (which features a full-scale indoor PGA Tour simulator) are located at 346 Madison between 44th and 45th Streets.

Legendary Department Stores

Sarah Jessica Parker once famously told Vanity Fair, 'If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys.' Her character Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO hit Sex in the City made every fashionista in the world want to take a shopping trip to New York, and especially to Barneys New York. The flagship location of Barneys at 660 Madison Avenue features a vast selection of all the latest apparel and accessories by the most sought-after high-end designers.

Dazzling Jewelry and Giftware

Madison Avenue is also home to many high end jewelry and accessory retailers. You’ll find a Cartier boutique, Italian jeweller and luxury goods retailer BVLGARI, and the New York flagship location of Baccarat, the renowned maker of stunning French crystal glassware and jewelry.

Visiting Madison Avenue New York City

Location
Madison Avenue shopping is on Madison Avenue from 57th to 79th Street. New York City, New York

Store Type
Various Flagship Stores

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