Bloomingdales

Click for: Posh fashion, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and kids.

Stay for: Beyond cutting-edge attire that tells a tale of glamour and polished style, plus hip beauty products and housewares, all from a collection of the world’s most renowned designers.

The Store: Bloomingdale’s is a world-class department store whose famed store on 59th and Lexington in usually at the top of most Manhattan must-see lists. The stunning storefront twinkles during the holiday season, when millions of tourists flock to gaze at the awe-inspiring window displays. The store’s multiple locations are just as amazing year-round, though, and worth a visit for multiple floors jam-packed with high-end fashion, accessories, beauty, and housewares.

The website is a natural complement to the polished store. Browse through hundreds of world-renowned products designed by the likes of Bottega Veneta, Moschino, UGG, Villeroy & Boch, 7 For All Mankind, and Armani, among so many more. It’s a bit less overwhelming than wandering through the store without a game plan—that being the beauty of the Internet, after all—but it’s still worth setting aside a good chunk of time to peruse the virtual aisles in complete peace.

The site is also marvelously intuitive. Each item includes magnified views, so you can really inspect that intricate crocheted workmanship or that elegant lace finish before committing. Unsure about the fit? Use the built-in size predictor to gauge it—simply select your dress size in a brand that fits you and the fancy-shmancy invisible tech gurus calculate the best option for you. If it doesn’t fit, don’t fret—you have an entire year to return your item.

If you’re buying some sort of glam ensemble, chances are you’ll want to complete the look with a pair of sexy heels and a chic clutch…oh, and maybe some gleaming baubles. It’s all here, and you can easily mix and match. Thanks to the hefty sale department, you can even shop on a bit of a budget. The moral: You don’t have to be in New York City to enjoy the glamorous life. Thanks to Bloomingdale’s, it can come straight to your front door.

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