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Neighborhood: East 60s

Type of Place: Shopping Malls

This elegant Japanese shopping destination deserves its prestigious Fifth Avenue address: from the moment you walk in, you can feel the luxurious opulence, no matter which of the seven floors you explore. Takashimaya is the NY version of Japan’s largest department store, and you can truly find beauty in any form here. From fresh floral arrangements (for which the shop is noted), to high-end Japanese beauty products, to silken sleepwear, to elegant dishwear, to jewelry by noted Japanese designers, you will find the perfect gift for any woman you know – and probably several things that you can’t live without for yourself! If you’re in need of special pampering, hidden away on the sixth floor, is a spa that promises to transform you. There’s also a wonderful tearoom, which makes this a wonderful shop to spend an afternoon with girlfriends in. But be forewarned that a shopping spree here can cost you almost as much as a trip to Japan itself—so much beauty can be expensive! – Molly, Summer 2005

693 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 350-0100