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The Best Shops for Spring Apparel

Tasir Bukhari
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Concierge, The Peninsula New York
Tasir Bukhari
Concierge, The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Ave.
212.956.2888

Spring is finally here, which means the time has come to pack away the winter wardrobe in exchange for warm-weather gear. Tasir Bukhari, concierge at The Peninsula New York, shares his top picks for places to find spring apparel. “[With the hotel] located at Fifth Ave. and 55th St., we are in the heart of Midtown’s world-renowned shopping—including several flagship stores,” Bukhari exclaims. First up, for the latest in fashion (and food), he suggests a trip to Armani’s Fifth Ave. location (717 Fifth Ave.). “The Armani store sets the trend for clothing and dining, as it houses Armani/Ristorante as well,” he says. After shopping the designer duds and accessories downstairs, enjoy fancy Italian fare at the retailer’s third-floor restaurant, including such standouts as tuna tartare and Crudità Di Mare—a seafood delight that includes branzino, tuna tartare, oysters and more. For guests shopping for children, Bukhari says Ralph Lauren Childrenswear (878 Madison Ave.) is always a hit and possesses “an undeniable understanding of how to style active children.” He adds, “Ralph Lauren carries a bit of every style to match the diverse personalities of little ones.” Fashionistas who desire the ultimate in elegance and style need look no further than Christian Dior (21 E. 57th St.). “Simply put, the 57th St. store is beautiful,” Bukhari says. “With haute fashion and accessories, Dior epitomizes true glamour.”