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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at:
Published June 3rd 2011

If you walk from 50th to 69th Street on Lexington Avenue, you will notice an abundance of stores selling everything from shoes to furniture to jewelry to just about whatever you may need. The stores range from upscale department stores such as Bloomingdales, to tiny shops that sell one-of-a-kind articles.

The first thing you'll notice about shopping on Lexington Avenue is that for the most part, the prices are more reasonable here than anywhere else. Lower prices do not mean lower quality, however; so don't be afraid to buy whatever catches your eye.

Bloomingdales, Lexington Avenue and 59th Street

No New York City trip would be complete without a stop at Bloomingdales, so make that your first stop. You'll find all the latest merchandise that Bloomingdales is so famous for, but if you'd rather save your money, just browsing this huge department store is as much fun as buying something.

Keep your eyes peeled, because you may see some celebrities. If you do, and can do it discreetly, try to get a look at what they're buying. But, don't invade their privacy or disturb them; they deserve to shop in peace just as you do.

Elle W Collection, 864 Lexington Avenue

This is the place to go for your high-end antique jewelry and furniture. If you purchase furniture, you can also find the accessories, such as lamps and decorative pieces to go with it, so you'll "kill two birds with one stone". If your taste in jewelry and furniture runs toward French pieces, this is what you'll find at Elle W Collection. You'll enjoy your shopping time at this lesser-known but worth the visit specialty shop.

Pan American Phoenix, 857 Lexington Avenue

This shop specializes in hand-made Mexican clothing, jewelry, and pottery. In addition, you'll find textile products, glassware, folk art, and miscellaneous items, all crafted with the care and pride that only Mexican artisans can give. The store has been in business for over 50 years, so you know they must be doing something right. Come visit Mexico right in the heart of New York City, and see for yourself.

Galo Shoes, 825 Lexington Avenue

This is the Lexington Avenue location (there's also one on Madison Avenue) of the go-to store for comfortable shoes for men and women, as well as handbags, hats, and other accessories. Hey, you do a lot of walking in New York City so you want shoes that will make it easier to do this.

The shoes are reasonably priced, which is another reason this store is so popular. But, perhaps the most unique feature of Galo is the bridal shoe section. Here you can find shoes that will complement the most elegant of wedding dresses but keep your feet comfortable all throughout your special day.

Sabon NYC, 782 Lexington Avenue

This unique shop carries hand and body items for men and women as well as some of the cutest baby shower gifts you'll find anywhere. Many of the products are organic; some are formulated for sensitive skin, so you should have no trouble finding something you can use.

There are even hand wrapped gifts that are ready to be delivered to the recipient. This is perfect for that last-minute gift shopper. Just make your selection, pay for it, and you're ready to go to the party.
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Why? Because Lexington Avenue is the place to shop
When: Whenever you want
Where: Lexington Avenue
Cost: Free
So many places to see and much shopping to do by the sounds of it
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