Fifth Avenue is an infamous street in NYC known for its prestige shopping experience. Located in the center of Manhattan, the best Fifth Avenue shopping takes place between 39th and 60th Street at NYC flagship stores. Some stores that might catch your interest are Bergdorf Goodman, Saks 5th Ave., Barneys New York, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and H & M. Now as of 3/15/12 popular retailer Zara, known for its current fashion trends and moderate price points can be added to this list of flagship stores.
This is not only exciting news for the store in general, but for patrons who needed this presence on Fifth. For now this new store may definitely give its competitors a run for their money. I was invited to the opening and was impressed coming from an extensive retail background with the visual decor and merchandising of the men's store.
A few snap shots of the merchandise:
Zara is one of the best places to go for great brief cases and bags for an X-Stylez man on the go.
Outside of the great visual displays the courtesy of service by employees was A1. All employees in the men's section were extremely nice, knowledgeable about the product and willing to get sizes from the back storage when needed.
The only negative thing I have to say was the wait time for sizes not on the floor took entirely too long to come from the back. It took store associates 20+ minutes to bring me this leather jacket. However, other associates kept assuring me that it was on the way. It seems like there may be some additional help needed at this location for people looking for a job. Only because the store was overly crowded due to the Grand Opening I wasn't upset. I mean it was only $100, I waited patiently. Hopefully by the weekend they will have it down pack!
If your in the area please go visit this store.
689 5th Avenue
New York, NY