New York City has always been known as a destination for world-class shopping, whether at massive flagship department stores or tiny high-end boutiques. But some of our favorite locations go above and beyond, elevating their shopping experience with luxurious amenities. From high-end tea to personal styling, tailoring and salon services, these Manhattan spots pull out all the stops to ensure that shopping in the City is an experience like no other.
1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., Midtown East
Whether you’re ready for a full wardrobe refresh or just need the right outfit for a special event, stop by Bloomingdale’s to experience its personal styling service. During your session, an expert will work with you to create a custom look. They’ll help you curate head-to-toe outfits, including clothing, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. And once you’ve assembled your picks, you can protect your new shoes and leather goods at the store’s . The styling service is free—take advantage by booking an appointment or just stopping in the store.
Drybar at Nordstrom NYC. Photo: Brittany Petronella
236 W. 58th St., ste. 210, Midtown West
A little oasis in Midtown Manhattan, the Drybar in the Columbus Circle Nordstrom offers a great way to carve out some time for self-care during a busy day. Bonus: if you have clothing you need altered, you can reserve time with Nordstrom’s before your hair appointment. Drybar’s services cater to all hair types and occasions, and the salon’s menu of blowout styles includes classic looks like “The Straight Up” as well as trendier options such as “The Mai Tai” and “The Dirty Martini.” Need even more luxury? Drybar offers complimentary beverages, phone-charging stations and a cozy lounge area. And if you would like to round out your day of services at Nordstrom, plan a bra-fitting in the lingerie section; the store has certified bra fitters on staff to help you find the perfect size with a free fitting.
Mercado Little Spain. Photo: Teddy Wolff
10 Hudson Yards
This vibrant, lively market is located in the heart of Hudson Yards. A sprawling culinary wonderland, it’s the brainchild of renowned chefs José Andrés and Ferran and Albert Adrià. Experience a wide range of authentic Spanish cuisine, including traditional tapas like acorn-fed jamón Ibérico, gambas al ajillo and patatas bravas, not to mention a perfectly executed gazpacho and pristine paella. The market’s open-concept layout encourages visitors to explore and take in the sights, sounds and smells, all reminiscent of a traditional Spanish market. Once you’ve eaten your fill, head up to The Shops at Hudson Yards to take advantage of their , personal styling and shopping, and more.
754 Fifth Ave., Midtown
The afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG Restaurant is a classic New York City experience. The setting is just as enchanting as the menu, with guests seated in a chic, sophisticated salon surrounded by stunning views of Central Park. The menu offers a wide variety of teas; the traditional three-tiered tray of scones, sandwiches and pastries is delicate and delicious; and the attentive staff ensure that every detail is impeccable. Whether you want a midday break from shopping or you’re simply looking for a sophisticated way to spend an afternoon, it’s an experience you won’t forget.
611 Fifth Ave., Midtown
Located inside the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, FaceGym provides a unique way to prep for a big night out: by sculpting and tightening your facial muscles. FaceGym’s team of expert trainers use a combination of high-energy kneading movements and cutting-edge technology to deliver a unique, personalized workout for your face. Using techniques like lymphatic drainage, the 30- or 45-minute sessions are designed to leave you with a rejuvenated, toned appearance. Once your canvas is prepped, take advantage of Saks’ , including makeup tutorials, skin care analysis, facials and makeovers, then pop up to the second floor to get your nails done at . Have shoes or leather goods to repair or emboss? Bring them to the on the eighth floor for drop-off or while-you-wait service.
151 W. 34th St., Herald Square
Macy’s is known for attention to detail, and its alterations services on the fifth floor are no exception. Lighten up by checking your coat and any other packages at the Visitor Information Center, then let the skilled tailors at Macy’s make your garment seem like it was made just for you. From suits to dresses, their experts will work with you to ensure that your clothes are always perfectly fitted and flattering. Once you’re finished, stop at on the first floor for services like brow waxing, tinting, threading and lamination—you’ll emerge with a refreshed visage to complement your new outfit.
Courtesy, Royce New York
1000 Third Ave.. at E. 59th St. & 611 Fifth Ave., at E. 50th St., Midtown
Located in both the Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue flagship locations, Royce New York is a luxury leather goods brand that offers an array of high-quality accessories, including wallets, bags and tech cases. What sets Royce New York apart is the free monogramming service, which allows you to add a personal touch to every item. With its wide range of products and customization options, Royce New York is ideal for anyone who wants to add a bit of luxury to their everyday life.
151 Spring St., Soho
A British luxury jewelry brand known for modern, sophisticated designs, Monica Vinader is beloved by fashion icons and celebrities worldwide. At the Soho location, you can make the stunning, handcrafted pieces truly one-of-a-kind by taking advantage of the complimentary engraving service (available for pieces in the “engraved” category on the website). Add a name, initials, date or a special message, and you’ll create a meaningful piece of jewelry that will be treasured forever, whether you’re treating yourself or gifting a timeless piece to someone special.