New York: Where to Shop: Fashion & Accessories: Bergdorf Goodman
Known simply as “Bergdorf’s” by most New Yorkers, Bergdorf Goodman is the most legendary and most luxurious of Manhattan department stores. Its two Art Deco buildings (one for men, another for women) rest on a prime piece of real estate, directly across from the Plaza Hotel. All the big couture names are well-represented as well as more modestly priced women’s lines like Theory and DKNY (on the fifth floor) and, in the men’s store, trendier collections such as DSquared and Thom Browne. In the women’s building, the ninth floor’s John Barrett hair salon keeps socialites—like those featured in Plum Sykes’ chick-lit hit Bergdorf Blondes —well-coiffed while the seventh floor’s BG Restaurant is a most convenient stop for refueling and people-watching.