Department Store in Midtown

Serious fashionistas swipe their plastic at Barneys, respected for its collections of top-tier labels like Isabel Marant Étoile, Mr & Mrs Italy and Lanvin – all spaced out adequately enough to show just how precious each collection is. If you're not armed with the big bucks, expect to find it a little intimidating.

Highlights include the basement cosmetics department, the chic Freds restaurant and Genes, a futuristic cafe with touch-screen communal tables for online shopping. You'll find other branches on Seventh Ave in downtown Manhattan and on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.