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Happy Holiday Shopping in Midtown

Midtown Manhattan is a holiday shopper's dream. From massive department stores to classy boutiques, merchants decorate lavishly for the holiday season and offer goods you can hardly resist. Whether you're planning a fun-filled day of window shopping or you're ready to pull out your wallet, enjoy the winter displays at these classic NYC department stores. Lord and Taylor. Located at424 5th Ave New York City, NY.  (212) 391-3344. Lord and Taylor was the very first retailer to move to Fifth Avenue (nearly 100 years ago!) the first to create the now-famous Christmas window displays, and the first to install an elevator. You'll love the blend of tradition and modern day chic! Macy's Herald Square. 151 W 34th St New York City, NY. (212) 695-4400. The first Macy's opened in 1858 as a fancy dry goods store. In 1862, Macy's introduced the very first "in-store" Santa- starting a much-loved tradition. Thank you Macy's! Bring your ho-ho-ho and don't miss the original wooden escalators located throughout the world's largest department store. Saks Fifth Avenue. Located at 611 5th Ave New York City, NY.  (212) 753-4000. Saks Fifth Avenue sets the bar high for customer service and the very finest fashions. Its flagship store on 5th Avenue was the first to open in a primarily residential area. Today, as in years past, you'll discover top-notch service coupled with stunning holiday decorations. Hotel Mela is a Midtown hotel that's ideally located to let you experience the beauty and treasures offered by NYC's finest department stores. Santa says: Rejuvenate in Hotel Mela's comfortable surroundings, and shop your heart out all day long!