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bigbadbuff

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I'll be heading up for 4 days in November to propose (hooray&#33
but of course they'll be a little time for shopping
I'll have time to stop in a few places but I can't make it an all day thing. So far the must-sees are Bergdorf, Paul Smith, Saks and Prada. I want to add 1 or 2 more to this list that definitely carry some/all of these labels I'm interested in checking out: Canali Vestimenta Michael Kors' new line Michael Calvin Klein's new line Calvin any suggestions, tips, opinions etc welcome, I won't be able to come back for quite some time so I need to make this trip count. Gracias.
 

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I think you can find Calvin and Michael at Macy's- too much of a zoo for my tastes. Go to Barneys for Vestimenta- the soon to be fiance should love it as well.
Pete
 

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I'd suggest you stop in Barneys.

They carry Vestimenta (I think the 6th floor).
They also carry Paul Smith & the lower priced PS Paul Smith line.
They also have a fairly large Prada boutique on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor is devoted to Armani and Prada exclusively. There's some Prada accessories and shoes on the first floor and some more Prada shoes on the 3rd floor.

If you want to go to the Prada store, I'd recommend the Soho spot (just for the experience), but that is kinda far away for a one day limited trip. You can go to one or all of the other 3 Prada stores.....5th and 56th, 57th between Park and Madison and Madison and 70th (this location being the least touristy).

Barneys is only 3 blocks north of Bergdorfs so you can defintely hit both stores. Saks is about 8 blocks south of Bergdorfs. Bloomies will be carrying the new Michael line, not too sure if they have the Calvin line. I saw both lines in person at Macys last week and I would avoid Macys at all costs as VW said. It's just not worth it.

Bloomies carries a large selection of Canali clothing and shoes.

The Paul Smith store is 5th and 15th (or 16th?). Not much else around there except a lot of mall chain stores and some discount stores like Loehmanns, Filenes Basement. I think the 3rd floor of Bergs (younger area) may also carry Paul Smith, Saks as well.

Century 21 is probably too far and too time consuming for you.
 

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Note that the principal Calvin Klein store is on the same block as Barneys.
 

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I agree-- check out Barneys, and be sure to eat lunch (or at least dessert) in the Barney's restaurant. A cool, hip place to people watch.

Think you'll stick to 5th ave or will you venture madison ave, etc. as well? Myself, I really liked bergdorf, but Saks was actually a little more up my alley/ price range.
 

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Not sure Foxx. I forgot to mention Century 21... I definitely will hit that as we'll be going down to the Financial district anyway.

What I'm really looking to do is get a few basic pieces at a decent price (Canali sportcoats, a few dress shirts and pairs of trousers) and also nail down my size in some other brands that are not carried where I live.

I'm not getting my hopes up on bargains (as I'm coming Thanksgiving week, I doubt many sales will have started by then) but I'm going to try and find 'em...
 

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A current trend seems to be day-after Thanksgiving sales. You might find more deals than you think. Of course, NYC will be a madhouse then with the parade and the heaviest shopping day of the year combined.
 

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Note that the principal Calvin Klein store is on the same block as Barneys.
Yes, but they defintely won't be selling the new bridge Calvin line, which is what the poster is looking for. They only sell the higher end collection (runway) stuff. Nice store though.
 

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I agree-- check out Barneys, and be sure to eat lunch (or at least dessert) in the Barney's restaurant.  A cool, hip place to people watch.  

Think you'll stick to 5th ave or will you venture madison ave, etc. as well?  Myself, I really liked bergdorf, but Saks was actually a little more up my alley/ price range.
Fred's is indeed a nice place to people watch.

Senator Clinton was there a few weeks ago, but she was bombarded and ended up making a quick exit. Food isn't bad either. Everyone raves about the warm chocolate cake. It gets extremely crowded at lunchtime.

Some people avoid it completely as it's become a watering hole for the bridge and tunnel sect, but if you are planning a day of shopping at Barneys, I recommend it as well.
 

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Why just see an Armani "department" when you can visit the amazing Armani free-standingstore on Madison Ave, one of my favorite shops, if only just to ogle. It's a stone's throw from the Calvin Klein store.
 

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