Boyd's of Madison Ave is like Zitomers which is a few blocks up, a mini department store. They have a Pharmacy, lots of Accessories (especially things for a womans hair). full lines of make up and health care products and then some loose odds and ends. The service is excellent and if you live in the neighborhood you should be availing yourself of there many services.
Alex's MVP Cards and Comics is a sports card comic book shop that my son likes to shop in. They are on a side street and on the smallish side and you wont find anything real spectacular but they are friendly and do carry enough of an assortment of new and old products that unless you are an advanced collector you should be able to find something that makes you happy. They charge decent prices and have always been friendly.
Saada is a very nice neighborhood boutique that serves up a tasty mix of clothing, much by young designers, which are trendy but at the same time restrained and not over the top. The staff are super nice and after buying some clothing you can bop up the block for some hot chocolate at Serendipitys.
The Fat Witch Bakery is both cute and tasty. There basic product is a brownie which comes in two sizes and a variety of flavorings. The brownie isn't the best I've ever had but it is pretty good and the small ones come prepackaged and are inexpensive and make for a great pick me up when walking about. Located in the Chelsea Market with a lot of other bakers including Amy's Breads. Worth a look. especially if you are a brwnie fan.
The Metropolitan Museum Gift Shop is a great place to holiday shop. Need something for a female friend how about a Van Gogh scarf. The kids great art puzzles. A male friend a great coffee table book full ofpaintings. Posters, reproductions and books. This is a great place to shop at. The staff is not particularly helpful and it can get quite crowded at times but still a fun place to buy gifts at.
This store may have a slightly silly name but there is nothing silly about there merchandise. A dazzling array of designer eyewear. If you can afford a few hundred dollars for a pair of sunglasses you could do a lot worse than to shop here. They also have a great selection of vintage eyewear which can be a lot of fun to own as quite frequently you can acquire a very inique look by buying old.
Cartier is located in the same strip of Fifth Avenue along with the other jewelry heavies, Tiffanys and Harry Winston. Diamonds are the name of the game here. Diamond encrusted tiaras, bracelets, pendants and stick pins. Of course there are the rings all shining and glittering in the showcases. Take a look at all three stores next time your on Fifth and need a shopping adventure.
Asprey makes all sorts of things for the British royal family and now you can purchase there wares without flying to London. They have everything for your faux castle from picture frames, bound books, jewelry, flatware, tea service and so many other items it is hard to list them all. Located in the Trump Tower building they are an excellent place to shop and the staff are all top notch.
PROS: Great Store
CONS: Very Expensive
Chopard Boutique is a long time jewelry store that sells an excellent mixture of watches, diamonds and other jewelry. Take a look at the Happy Diamond Collection, it's got jems but looks elegant not gaudy. They can fix anything you buy and will be around longer than you or I so our grandkids will be able to get that family heirloom you purchase today fixed in the future.
PROS: Tremendous merchandise and service
CONS: Very expensive
I love Fossil. I love the solid feel of Fossil watches. I like thinking for the same money I blow on a plastic watch at Swatch I can buy an equally silly watch at Fossil but it comes in a nice display box with a bit of a solid heft. I've got a bunch of these watches now and the staff has always been nice and very helpful.