The Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue, New York

What to do along Madison Avenue

This post is about what to do along Madison Avenue in New York. Renowned as the longest street of luxury in North America, Madison Avenue, from East 57TH to East 86TH Streets, offers the prestige and convenience of being home to over 400 establishments to delight the most discerning clientele.

A landmarked, historic district of New York measuring 1.5 miles in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York.

What to do along Madison Avenue, New York

Madison Avenue proudly features the flagship stores of world-class brands and boutiques of the most coveted fashion, accessory, watch and jewelry designers. These boutiques are home to many designer collections found nowhere else in NYC or other U.S. locations.


What to do along Madison Avenue, New York

The following designers and luxury brands all have stores along Madison Avenue: 

  • Barneys New York
  • Akris
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Bally, Bottega Veneta
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Chanel, Chloe
  • Chopard
  • Christian Louboutin
  • David Yurman
  • De Beers
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Etro
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Givenchy
  • Hermès
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Lanvin
  • Max Mara
  • Missoni
  • Panerai
  • Prada
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Stella McCartney
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Tom Ford
  • Tory Burch
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Valentino  



Diners seeking exceptional cuisine by celebrated chefs or a delicious quick bite while shopping or gallery-hopping will find a taste for every palette at over 50 restaurants, many with sidewalk café seating.

There is no better place for New York City nightlife than on Madison Avenue, with the world’s leading cabaret performers headlining the Café Carlyle, jazz performances at Bar Pleiades and Bemelmans Bar, and evenings of cigars and stimulating conversation at Club Macanudo.


The Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue, New York


Pampering is a pastime on Madison Avenue provided by the New York’s best spas and salons. Collectors and art enthusiasts can visit The Met Breuer museum and over one hundred acclaimed art galleries.

Madison Avenue is also located just steps from New York City’s Museum Mile, which attracts millions of cultural visitors annually. For overnight luxury, there are five internationally renowned hotels including The Carlyle, The Lowell, The Plaza Athénée, The Mark and The Surrey.