Originally Posted by ryan123
Alrite guys I have eliminated some of those high end stores from my list.
How about recommending me some good department stores then?
=== Department stores rattle my nerves, which is why I mostly settle for Lord & Taylor, which is fairly sleepy but very accommodating (Fifth Avenue at 38 Street). Simply take the far-left elevator, which discreetly whisks you right to the Men's Shop on the 10th floor. During Lord & Taylor sales, you save from 20% off, to racks of "take additional 25% off lowest ticket," and then if you tell a salesman that you lost your coupon that your mother gave you he may supply you with one -- which altogether can easily add up to 70% off. I've never bought anything there that I wasn't satisfied with. Solicit a salesman's assistance by all means, and that way you'll quickly find out if the store offers anything you're interested in; you'll have too little time in NY to waste it. Fitting rooms at L&T are numerous and pleasant. Truth to tell, I often find even more unbelievable bargains at the far more high-end Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue & 56, on the THIRD FLOOR, but there I end up finding fewer things. Both L&T and BG have reliable and knowledgeable salesmen; for instance, at both stores I've been set to buy items when the salesman would simply and directly say, "Take it off, it doesn't do anything for you," and then he'll help me find what is right.