Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at 57th St.
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This sophisticated midtown mainstay—relocated to the elegant Vanderbilt mansion in 1928—is the ne plus ultra ladies-who-lunch shopping destination, complete with two accommodating cafes. The stately building features nine floors of pure designer bliss, including spacious in-store boutiques from couture stars like Narciso Rodriquez, Chloe, and Roberto Cavalli on floors two through four—all furnished with swank, well-appointed dressing rooms complete with Central Park views. On five, younger fashion sybarites gravitate toward excellent selections of mid-priced lines like Marc by Marc Jacobs, DKNY, and Theory, and rack after rack of shoes. On the main floor, celebrity divas in dark glasses—and soon-to-be well-coiffed Upper East Side ladies en route to John Barrett's ninth floor salon—browse the extensive accessories department, with buttery leather bag upon bag from designers like Kisselstein-Cord, Chanel, and Lambertson Truex.Beauty Products & Cosmetics
Remodeled in 1999, Bergdorf's unparalleled Beauty Level is often sweetly-scented cosmetics mayhem, featuring over forty lines of designer makeup and fragrances though the in-store nail salon is now on the ninth floor.
At Bergdorf, classics from Lalique and Cristal Saint-Louis square off with modern works by designers like Ted Muehling.
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