Fifth Avenue is one of the busiest roads traversing through the middle of Manhattan in New York. The part of the area lying between 39th and 60th Street on this historical thoroughfare hosts some of the most upscale business brands, boutiques and flagship stores not only in the United States, but also across the world. Some of the most prestigious and expensive boutiques dotting the Fifth Avenue include Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, Diesel, Lacoste, Tiffany & Co., Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Chanel and Omega. You can also spend time in the prestigious luxury department stores such as Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue & Bergdorf Goodman and Apple Store, the most photographed building in New York. Fifth Avenue is also home to the largest Build-A-Bear Workshop in the world besides a host of the city’s finest wedding and event venues such as the Manhattan Penthouse. Also worth a mention are the uprising retailers such as the Best Buy and BCBG Max Azria that extensively dot the famous street.
Las Vegas Boulevard is an important thoroughfare in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada. It is located along the length of the Las Vegas metropolitan area in Clark County. The Boulevard also owes its popularity to a stretch of casinos that give this area its name, Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas Boulevard is intensively dotted with a host of shops and shopping malls, which sell all kinds of merchandise ranging from groceries to apparels, footwear, jewelry, specialties, designer goods, electronics and accessories of all types. Some of the prestigious brand names in accessories include 5 Dollar Fever, Zales Jewelry, Body Jewelry, Rachel’s Cosmetics, Cebu Accessories, Top Star Accessories, New Season of Las Vegas, Fine Jewelry of Las Vegas, Lids Live Victorious and Glamazon. Shopping malls such as Cotton On, JC Penny, Crazy Jeans, Khan Fight Shop, Lavish Fashion, Fantastic Embroidery, Ever and Hot Topic sell all kinds of fashion products and clothes.
The shopping area of North Michigan Avenue comprises primarily an eight-block stretch of the road located in the downtown Michigan Avenue between the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oak Street. It is a premier shopping locality of Chicago and is also called the Magnificent Mile. If one were to name this shopping area, it would be most appropriate to call it “the granddaddy of all Chicago retail.” This cosmopolitan strip of the road is crowded with rows of department stores, multistory mega-malls, department stores, luxury boutiques and retail chains of several prestigious brand names. Retail outlets such as Bulgari, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, La Perla, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta store exclusive collections of designer labels to cater to the fantasies of the fashionista of the city.
Rodeo Drive is a two-mile long strip located mainly in Beverly Hills. The name, Rodeo Drive is primarily used metonymically to refer to a stretch of three blocks situated between the north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Little Santa Monica Boulevard. The shopping complex comprises rows of sprawling flagship stores, which sell some of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world. The clientele includes Hollywood celebrities who flaunt them on the big screen. A big part of the visiting crowd also consists of people who cannot afford to buy them, but come here only to desire and dream about them. For the moneyed fashionistas and trend lovers, this luxury shopping destination is nothing short of paradise.
M Street NW, as the name suggests, is the main street in the Northwest, Washington, DC. It is located between the downtown and the main east-west street in the Georgetown neighborhood. M Street hosts some of most popular restaurants, bars and high end stores and is visited by 14,000 students of the Georgetown University. The street attracts different shoppers in course of the day. During the day time, while the students throng the mainstream stores like Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste and Diesel, the fashionistas flaunt their credit cards at stores like BCBG, Juicy Counter, Lactose and Annie Creamcheese, a vintage emporium, which sells designer style products from 1920s to 1990s. The evening clientele comprises Congressmen, media persons and professionals, who crowd some of the most expensive and popular dining jaunts such as Café Milano to savour Italian fare and Bodega for complex Spanish tapas. As the evening darkens, the street again gets packed with college students. While some students visit dozen bars such as Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown, others opt for messy barbecue and beer at Old Glory Bar-B-Que, or Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, a sports bar.
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