Among the many “cultures” that intersect in New York City, the one that sets Manhattan apart from any other City in America, one “culture” that contributes to NYC status as “World class” is Shopping Culture. You can love it or hate it, but you cannot ignore it. From 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue to Soho, all the important designers in the World have a fashion footprint in the City. And bargains are to be had on Canal Street As well as Designer Outlets in nearby suburban towns. We will be happy to work with you to design the tour and visit the shops that you most want to see:

Department stores – Macy’s, Bloomingdales’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, etc.

In the 21st Century, in the Brave New Digital World…do they have a future? Time will tell. There’s no question that the insanely expensive real estate these big stores occupy is soaring in value. The landscape is changing – will these stores survive? For now, they remain as they have been for over 100 years – they are amazing survivors in the modern era. And they remain OPEN for business!