Among all the high-ticket designers whose shops line Madison Avenue, Ralph Lauren deserves special mention for the stunning beauty of his flagship store, housed in a landmark Rhinelander mansion. One of New York's first important free-standing American designer homes, it has continued to wear as well as the classics Ralph churns out. Housewares and infants' clothing as well as women's and men's clothes are for sale. The activewear and sporty country looks are at Polo Sport.
Note: As of press time, the 888 Madison Ave. building was under construction, temporarily relocating the Sport store to 1055 Madison Ave. The store is slated to return to the 888 address in early 2010.
- © Frommer's 2013