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“Not what I expected. ”
Review of Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue
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Fashion on Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour
Ranked #32 of 1,093 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Famous street offering some of the most expensive and fashionable shops in the city.
London, United Kingdom
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“Not what I expected. ”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

As a first time visited to NYC, I expected Fifth Avenue to be much like Oxford Street in London. Although it has some similar shops and some more upmarket ones, the shops are very spaced out and there aren't so many of your regular 'high street' shops, meaning there's a lot of walking and map reading to be done.

Additionally, the prices aren't that cheap. Granted, you will find bargains here and there, but on the whole, it's not really that much cheaper than the UK.

I would much rather shop on Oxford Street than Fifth Avenue, but hey, that's my personal choice.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Well worth a walk along fifth avenue to see all of the great shops in this famous shopping district, although unless you have an unlimited budget, you won't be doing much more than "window shopping."

Visited July 2014
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“Tiffany's, Saks Fifth, Macy's,...enough said!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

While the pedestrian traffic was certainly very heavy on the world-renowned shopping Avenue number five, I would say that it was on par with the density of shoppers along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's shopping district. My girlfriend wanted to make our first stop, of course, at the original Tiffany's. So we did. Even I was amazed by the five-story mega-store, filled with millions upon millions of dollars worth of diamonds, jewels, and even one floor devoted to items for one's home. After finally dragging her out of there- a new charm bracelet on her wrist, of course- we walked down Fifth Avenue, periodically stopping in different stores. I thought it was pretty neat, but way too pricey for me!

Visited October 2013
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“More shops than you can shake a stick at”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is the shopping capital of the world. If you have plenty to spend come shopping here. A must do if you are in New York. We didn't actually buy anything but it was still ace.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fashion Capital”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

A joy to walk this shopping mecca. You feel the wealth and privilege of 5th Avenue.

Great place to see the BEST fashion trends on the PLANET!! New York style is fun to watch.

So many landmarks (Rockefeller, Central Park) radiate from 5th.

5th is my NEW YORK MOMENT.

Visited July 2014
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