April 2, 2018 Dine, Shop, Stay on Madison Avenue – New York City’s Ultimate Luxury Destination
Dine, Shop, Stay on Madison Avenue – New York City’s Ultimate Luxury Destination
Renowned as the longest street of luxury in North America, Madison Avenue, from East 57TH to East 86TH Streets, offers the prestige and convenience of being home to over 400 establishments to delight the most discerning clientele. A landmarked, historic district measuring 1.5 miles in the heart of Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York.
Madison Avenue proudly features the flagship stores of world-class brands and boutiques of the most coveted fashion, accessory, watch and jewelry designers. These boutiques are home to many designer collections found nowhere else in NYC or other U.S. locations. Along with Barneys New York, fashion and jewelry brands Akris, Alexander McQueen, Bally, Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloe, Chopard, Christian Louboutin, David Yurman, De Beers, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Max Mara, Missoni, Panerai, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Stuart Weitzman, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Vacheron Constantin, Valentino and others showcase their flagship stores and exclusive collections on Madison Avenue.
Diners seeking exceptional cuisine by celebrated chefs or a delicious quick bite while shopping or gallery-hopping will find a taste for every palette at over 50 restaurants, many with sidewalk café seating. There is no better place for New York City nightlife than on Madison Avenue, with the world’s leading cabaret performers headlining the Café Carlyle, jazz performances at Bar Pleiades and Bemelmans Bar, and evenings of cigars and stimulating conversation at Club Macanudo.
Pampering is a pastime on Madison Avenue provided by the city’s celebrated spas and salons. Collectors and art enthusiasts can visit The Met Breuer museum and over one hundred acclaimed art galleries. Madison Avenue is also located just steps from New York City’s Museum Mile, which attracts millions of cultural visitors annually. For overnight luxury, there are five internationally renowned hotels including The Carlyle, The Lowell, The Plaza Athénée, The Mark and The Surrey.
Visitors to Madison Avenue will be in a welcoming environment, and will experience the same sense of exclusivity and serenity that is demanded by residents in this community. Luxury brands have flocked to Madison Avenue because it is located at the center of the most affluent and desirable residential neighborhood in Manhattan, the Upper East Side. Each evening, the corporate titans running the major businesses of New York leave their office buildings located in downtown and midtown Manhattan and head north to the elegant townhouses and apartment buildings located on the tree-lined streets of the Upper East Side neighborhood. Madison Avenue’s boutiques, galleries and spas are located on the first and second floors of historic buildings constructed from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, and the upper floors of these same buildings contain luxury condominium apartments valued as high as over $20 million.
Domestic and international visitors are eligible to receive Madison Avenue Preferred Privileges, which provides an array of luxury services, special offers and experiences provided by participating retailers, galleries, salons and personal service providers located along the nation’s longest luxury shopping street. In addition, Madison Avenue offers an uber-luxe stylist experience by appointment with a renowned NYC personal shopper, which includes limousine transportation, lunch and translation services. Traditionally, Madison Avenue stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Several boutiques maintain late hours on Thursdays and many are open on Sundays. Many art galleries are closed on Mondays. Restaurants serve lunch and dinner, with breakfast at the hotels, popular cafes and diners. Legendary nightclubs and bars stay open late.
ABOUT MADISON AVENUE
Madison Avenue, from East 57 to East 86 Streets, is the largest luxury shopping district in North America, containing over 400 establishments in this 1.5 mile historic area. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flare that is distinctively New York. The district is surrounded by internationally renowned hotels and located just a short walk from the City’s most popular attractions, including art galleries, Museum Mile and Central Park.
The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing Madison Avenue property owners, businesses, residents and elected officials, provides stewardship of Madison Avenue, including public safety, sanitation, capital improvements, marketing and advocacy services for the community. The Madison Avenue BID manages both the Madison Avenue Preferred Privileges and Madison Avenue Stylist Experience programs.
Madison Avenue is the exclusive NYC partner of the USA Luxury Shopping Consortium, a distinctive portfolio of luxury shopping centers and retail districts located throughout the U.S. As a result, Madison Avenue is an official Lifestyle Partner and recognized as a Preferred Shopping Destination of the Virtuoso Travel Network, an international agency network comprised of over 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 40 countries that serve the most affluent, well-traveled individuals in the world.
For further information and a listing of retailers, galleries, spas and restaurants, visit www.madisonavenuebid.org