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Michael C. Fina
Sun, noon-5pm; Mon-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Family-owned company Michael C. Fina has been providing fine goods to uptown Manhattan for the better part of a century, opening on Fifth Avenue in 1935 and originally specializing in sterling silver. In 1998, the retailer moved to its current location on Park Avenue, partially for the ease of its predominantly UES clientele. The company’s longevity has allowed it to build up its stock and strong relationships with designers—they have an exclusive partnership with Hermes—making it your one stop shop for all things wedding related. The home décor company was one of the first retailers in New York to offer bridal registries, and now offers the standard registry experience as well as a “consolidated” version, where guests choose gifts from the entire store instead of a pre-set list, allowing couples to either accept the item or a store credit, encouraging unique sets. Pick up cufflinks on the first floor, with the selection including everything from comic book characters, Star Wars, and Yankees designs, with higher-end options featuring sapphires and diamonds; find dozens of sets of tableware and crystal, by designers including Gien, Bernardaud, and Vera Wang; and explore the jewelry selection, including an extensive selection of engagement rings and wedding bands and the largest selection of Tacori rings in the city, on the lowest floor. Shopping for the next major milestone? You’ll find a small selection of baby items, including jewelry and sterling silver rattles, on the lower level.