Fifth Avenue, known as the “Fifth,” is a street in New York City that stretches from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to Harlem. It is one of the most famous streets in the world, known for its high-end shopping, prestigious museums, historic landmarks, and luxury hotels.
The street has a rich history dating back to the early 1800s, when it was known as the “Middle Road” because it was located in the center of Manhattan Island. As New York grew and expanded, Fifth Avenue became a focal point of the city’s social and cultural life. By the late 19th century, it had become one of the most fashionable and exclusive addresses in the city.
One of the most famous landmarks on Fifth Avenue is the Empire State Building. This Art Deco skyscraper was completed in 1931 and stands 1,454 feet tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in the world. Visitors can take an elevator to the 86th or 102nd floor observatory for stunning views of the city.
The MET, short for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the world’s most renowned art museums and is located on Fifth Avenue. The museum has a vast collection of over two million works of art from around the world, including ancient Egyptian artifacts, European paintings, and American decorative arts. Visitors can spend hours exploring the museum’s galleries, admiring the works of art, and learning about the history and culture they represent.
Fifth Avenue is also home to some of the most famous department stores in the world, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. These stores offer luxury shopping experiences for visitors, with high-end designer brands, jewelry, cosmetics, and more. The stores are known for their extravagant window displays, especially during the holiday season.
The street is also home to some of the city’s most prestigious hotels, including The Plaza Hotel, The St. Regis New York, and The Peninsula New York. These hotels offer luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and world-class amenities for their guests.
Other famous landmarks on Fifth Avenue include the Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 commercial buildings and the location of the iconic Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral known for its Neo-Gothic architecture.
Fifth Avenue is also known for its cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the New York Public Library, and the Guggenheim Museum. MoMA is a world-renowned museum that houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. The New York Public Library is a historic building that contains over 50 million items, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and more. The Guggenheim Museum is a modern art museum designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with a collection of works by artists like Picasso, Kandinsky, and Chagall.
Fifth Avenue is also home to some of the city’s most exclusive residential addresses, including the Upper East Side and Park Avenue. These neighborhoods are known for their stately mansions, luxury apartments, and expensive real estate.
In addition to the high-end shopping and cultural attractions, Fifth Avenue is also known for its annual parades and events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. These events draw millions of visitors each year and are a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar.
Fifth Avenue has been featured in many popular movies and TV shows, including “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” and “Mad Men.” It is also the location of the famous New York City Marathon, which starts at Staten Island and finishes in Central Park.
How do I access a return label?
To make a return through the mail, you can start your return directly from your saks.com account order history or by entering your order number and billing zip code on our returns website.
How can I return my order?
1. GET YOUR INVOICE READY To start your return, find your order number in one of the locations below: The top right corner of your packing slip The subject line of your shipping confirmation email Your Order History on your saks.com account 2. PREPARE YOUR PACKAGE Pack your return securely, in the original package if possible, and include your printed invoice. Affix your shipping label to the package, making sure no other tracking labels are showing. 3. SHIP IT When your package is ready, you can drop it off at your nearest FedEx location. 4. TRACK IT Click on the "Track Your Return" button in your return confirmation email to track the status of your return. Please allow 10–14 business days for the processing of your return by mail. Refunds in the form of the original payment can take up to one week to be credited back to your account. IN STORE Bring your merchandise to your local Saks Fifth Avenue store with the original receipt or gift receipt. If you would like to exchange your purchase, we'll help you find the right item.
My tracking shows as delivered, but I did not receive my package. What should I do?
We understand that delivery issues may occur and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If it's been more than 48 hours since your package was updated to a “delivered” status and your merchandise has not been received, we ask that you take the following steps prior to contacting our customer service team. 1. Locate your tracking number in your shipping confirmation email or by logging into your Saks account to verify the status of your order and your shipping address. 2. Please look around your property to see if your package was tucked away out of sight by your delivery driver. Please check all entrances, or mail reception areas, if applicable. 3. Check with members of your household and neighbors to see if they’ve received the package on your behalf, unless you have health or safety concerns. If you’re still unable to locate the package, please contact us and we would be happy to further assist you.
Can I cancel my order?
Cancelling an order: You may cancel an order within 20 minutes of placing the order. Please note that certain items cannot be canceled, however, our agents will do their best
What is the balance on my gift card or e-gift card?
You can always check the balance of your gift card when checking out or on our Gift Card page by selecting “Check Balance”. Simply enter your gift card number and pin.