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One of the famous Bergdorf Goodman windows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Photo by: Another Normal Rudy Pospisil

Top five New York City fashion institutions you can’t find in Ireland

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One of the famous Bergdorf Goodman windows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Photo by: Another Normal Rudy Pospisil

New York City is widely known as the fashion capital of the world and it is home to some of the biggest and best shopping stores. At the forefront of fashion, glamour and innovation, New York City is where everything in fashion is happening.  It’s here that fashion ideas take root and trends are defined.

Ireland is a large tourism market, and according to NYC & Company there were 225,000 Irish visitors to NYC in 2010. There is a huge difference in the shopping stores between Ireland and NYC. There is far more available in New York shopping wise for Irish tourists.

The spring 2013 season is soon approaching and for all the Irish tourists that may be travelling to the exciting city, here are some of the top five stores for in NYC for you to visit.
 
1.  Bergdorf Goodman – Fifth Avenue

The legendary eight floors of designer heaven have made it one of the most recognizable department stores in New York City. In store designer boutiques from some of the world's most coveted designers are complete with fitting rooms overlooking Central Park. When you want to take a break from shopping make sure to check out the in-store restaurants and cafes, which are highly decorated.
 
2. Bloomingdales – 59th Street and Lexington Avenue

Bloomingdale's is synonymous with New York City. Known for their great customer service Bloomingdales offers a plethora of brands from mid-range to luxury. Bloomingdale's is also very "men friendly" and offers great in-store boutiques for men from popular noteworthy sportswear labels like Armani and John Varvatos along with great mens accessories collections from Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole.
 
3. Macy’s – 34th Street, Herald Square

Macy's Flagship store at Herald Square is a very popular shopping destination for visitors to New York City. Macy's Herald Square is well known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and Visits with Santa. If you're looking for cutting edge fashion, head elsewhere. This is the spot for essentials from all the big brands, everyone from Guess and Esprit to Ralph, Donna and Calvin, and at all prices in between.
 
4. Sephora –  Times Square

Explore the largest and most diverse selection of beauty products from Sephora. Buy makeup, cosmetics, skincare and other products from beauty brands like Two Faced and Urban Decay. There are many stores around New York from Times Square to SoHo.
 
5. Century 21 – Broadway

Fight the crowds at this discount designer mecca and you could score a Calvin Klein dress for far less than its retail price. Be sure to hit up the shoe department as there are 100,000 pairs for trying on! You’ll also find clothes, accessories, cosmetics, and lingerie from your favourite designers marked down 35 to 65 percent.

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