Continuing from 34th street and Broadway corner towards 5th Avenue would take one on another stretch of Manhattan shopping bliss along with some sight seeing opportunity – the Empire State building is on this stretch though the main entrance is from 5th avenue. This is a busy stretch with lot of office going New Yorkers, shoppers and tourists.
Starting with Victoria’s Secret in the left corner,
a place where women (and am sure men too!) could spend quite some time browsing through and deciding on endless numbers of lingerie. It is however more expensive here than, say, in a JC Penny or Frederick’s of Hollywood. Next is
Next is H&M with reasonably priced apparel and accessories – a personal favorite more because of the company than the merchandise. H&M is one of the most animal and environment friendly organizations. After H&M is Footlocker. This is followed by Steve Madden (great for shoes), Zara (trendy apparel for men and women) and Ann Taylor Loft (pricy but chic!).
MAP – The following map shows the store locations along 34th street between 5th Avenue and 6th avenue. The map is not to scale and its purpose is just to pinpoint the locations of stores.
Further down is Banana Republic, Aldo and Shoe Mania. On the same side is located Lane Bryant (plus-sized apparel), Express (trendy clothes for women), BEBE (trendy, sexy, sporty attire for young women) and Bakers shoes (good choices). At the corner is Duane Reade (now Walgreens), the ubiquitous NYC drugstore (convenience store).
On the opposite (right) side starting from 6th Av. towards 5th Av direction, the stores include GAP in the corner followed by Forever 21. Then after a souvenir shop is American Eagle Outfitters. Further down is Aerosoles and some more souvenir shops and Sbarro (pizza, salad etc.). Next is Empire State Building. There are number of stores in the street level of the building. The prominent ones being Men’s Wearhouse and Strawberry. Bank of America, Chipotle (Mexican Grill) and Heartland Breweries (known for their house brews and beer samplers) come next. Thereafter you reach 5th Avenue.