New York Luxury Shopping Guide

With sprawling iconic department stores and extravagant high-end flagship shops, it is no surprise that New York is known for being a shopper’s paradise. From the old-school decadence of Fifth Avenue to the big-name designers on Madison Avenue, this luxury shopping guide highlights the very best retail therapy that New York City has to offer.

Jack Rogers sandals store on Madison Avenue

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Madison Avenue
Considered by many to be the most lavish shopping area in all of New York, Madison Avenue is lined with flagship stores from the biggest designers, with names ranging from Vera Wang’s Bridal House to Ralph Lauren to Prada to Jimmy Choo. In addition to being filled with the most tempting of goods, each boutique here also boasts extraordinary architecture, such as the Ralph Lauren store that is located in a stunning renovated mansion.

The Meatpacking District
The Meatpacking District earned itself the status of being quite the edgy neighborhood a few years ago, and it did not take long for a number of big-name designers to open their doors in the area’s renovated butcher shops. From Stella McCartney to Alexander McQueen to Christian Louboutin, there are some luxury boutiques here that are definitely worth exploring.

Nolita
The quieter counterpart of SoHo, Nolita boasts a range of up and coming designers that produce the most exquisite products. These one-of-a-kind boutiques make for quite a thrilling shopping experience, as each store focuses on high fashion garments, but with an emphasis on individuality. Designer names that you will find here include Jil Sander and Derek Lam, while some boutiques worth stopping off at include Saja, Vince, Poppy and Sigerson Morrison. You will also find several boutiques here that stock some exquisite homeware pieces, from ceramics to luxury textiles.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Fifth Avenue
Running north to south all the way through Manhattan, the most luxurious section of Fifth Avenue, which is considered to be the very heart of Manhattan retail, can be found from 14th Street to 59th Street. There are a number of iconic mainstays to be found here, from the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store, which is considered to be somewhat of a New York institution, to the world-famous Tiffany & Co, to the massive Louis Vuitton flagship store to Versace, Chanel and Dior. In addition to Saks Fifth Avenue, there are a couple of other high-end department stores here, including Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel.

Lafayette Street – SoHo to NoHo
Lafayette Street is quite distinct from the rest of SoHo, and this section of it is known for being the best place in the city to find the finest of antiques, especially when it comes to furniture. Gallery 440 is where you will find furniture from high end European designers, while Alan Moss Studios, as well as Elan Antiques, boasts one-of-a-kind antique pieces, both domestic as well as international.

When it comes to luxury shopping, there is no better city to turn to than New York. From the opulent flagship stores that line Madison Avenue to the one-of-a-kind antique finds at Lafayette Street, New York is a retail haven that offers the ultimate shopping experience.

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Our Top Gold Bikini Picks – OROGOLD Reviews

OROGOLD loves the color gold, and this also applies to gold bikinis, because not only do they complement every skin tone, but they are also a great way to ensure that you stand out from the crowd this summer. From Topshop to Herve Leger, here are some of OROGOLD’s top gold bikini picks to help you get ready for swimsuit season.

Top Gold Bikini Picks

Metallic Gold Bikinis
A metallic gold bikini will have you shimmering like a goddess on the beach, as the sun will practically radiate off your body. OROGOLD loves the metallic triangle bikini from Moschino, with wide straps to ensure that there are no unfortunate accidents if you dive into the water. The elasticated trims mean that the fit is always flawless, and the shade of gold used is truly luxurious. For those who want a metallic bandeau bikini, have a look at the U-bar bandeau bikini top from OndadeMar, which features a 24K gold-plated bar at the centre. For those who want to go metallic and strapless at the same time, Lisa Vogel has a bikini set, which can be purchased at Neiman Marcus, featuring a strapless sweetheart neckline, with low-rise hipster bottoms. For something a little different, have a look at Topshop’s metallic cropped bikini set, which is cut in an extremely flattering way.

Gold Sequinned Bikinis
Another great way to truly sparkle this summer is to opt for a gold sequinned bikini. However, when cut or designed in certain ways, gold sequinned bikinis can often end up looking tacky, but luckily, we have found one that we absolutely love. The Herve Leger Carmella sequin bikini is cut in the brand’s signature bandage style, and is embellished all over with sequins. The wide straps give the bikini a modest feel, which makes the sequins look glamorous rather than cheap. This bikini can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue, either in store or online from their website. Those of you who aren’t looking to splash out as much on your swimwear need not worry, as we have also found a fabulous gold sequinned bikini by Blue Life, available on Asos, which still looks glam but has a sportier feel.

Gold Halter Bikini
A halter bikini is flattering on almost every body type, and the fact that it can be so easily adjusted means that it is also much easier to find one that fits perfectly. Here at OROGOLD, we still can’t forget the gold bikini that Rihanna rocked last year, and it is definitely one that has been on our wishlist for this summer. Designed by Charlie by Matthew Zink, the Farrah bikini is sexy and stylish at the same time, and is fully lined for extra comfort.

Gold bikinis are much rarer than other colors, and this is because it takes a certain amount of confidence to pull them off. By choosing a bikini that has been well designed and impeccably crafted, you will ensure that the fit is just right, flattering your body in all the right places.