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Your guide to the best Madison Avenue boutiques

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Madison Avenue is the preeminent bastion of high-end shopping in New York City. The entire length of this boulevard (approximately a mile and a half) is lined with an incredible array of internationally renowned designer boutiques. Thrown into the mix are independent retailers that also offer great and coveted pieces.

Here’s a brief walkthrough to some of Madison Avenue’s finest boutiques.

  1. Michael’s Consignment
    1125 Madison Avenue at 84th Street

    Michael’s Consignment is a family-owned shop for women, its walls decked floor to ceiling with an immense collection of pre-owned yet high-quality designer apparel and accessories. This is one of the best places in New York City to find unique vintage pieces, all in mint condition.

  2. Diptyque
    971 Madison Avenue

    Enter Diptyque’s Madison Avenue boutique and you will be enveloped by a harmony of different aromas the French fragrance house is known for. In this revered space, you’ll find a plethora of scented candles, perfume, as well as skin care products, all designed and created to make you the best smelling person in the room. Their best-selling fragrances include Baies and Feu de Bois.

  3. Davidoff of Geneva
    515 Madison Avenue

    Davidoff of Geneva is synonymous with excellence when it comes to the world of fine cigars and accessories. A handsome, wood-walled boutique, Davidoff of Geneva also carries a wide selection of pipes, pipe tobacco, and lifestyle accessories. There are also public and private smoking lounges inside for when you simply can’t wait to try your purchase.

  4. Gabriela Hearst
    985 Madison Avenue

    Step inside the legendary Carlyle Hotel and into the flagship boutique of Gabriela Hearst, known for fine garments made using only merino wool of the highest quality. Wonderful knitwear aside, the store itself is an experience with its cashmere couches and marble and wood floors.

  5. Baccarat
    635 Madison Avenue

    For the finest crystal in New York City, there is only one place to go: Baccarat’s flagship store in Madison Avenue. Opened in 2013, the flagship store is a destination in its own right, designed by Rafael de Cardenas to pay homage to Baccarat’s rich heritage and artisanship while looking forward to the future.

  6. La Maison Du Chocolat
    1018 Madison Avenue 78th Street

    Madison Avenue also has offerings for those with a sweet tooth. Chief among these is La Maison Du Chocolat, with shelves stacked with an incredible array of chocolates, candies, pastries, macarons, and other treats. Treat yourself to a chocolate bar, a box of chocolate truffles (or two, or more) or visit the store to find a gift (one of their hatboxes or signature boxes, perhaps) for a cherished loved one.

  7. Papyrus
    1380 Madison Avenue

    You can find just about everything in Madison Avenue, and that includes fine stationery and greeting cards. Papyrus’s Madison Avenue location also offers premium services, such as custom printing and gift wrapping, for when your letters and gifts need that added personal touch.

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