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Madison and Fifth Avenues

Prada, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Gucci all signal luxury. Shopping enthusiasts salivate just thinking about the potential fashionable apparel they might discover inside these designer stores on two of the most illustrious shopping streets in the world: Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

“You can’t talk about shopping in New York without mentioning Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue,” said Heywood. “Retail is definitely something really popular for luxury travel. Madison Avenue is very eager to welcome groups, and there are a number of new boutiques that have recently opened there.”

Already this year, Aurelie Bidermann, Isabel Marant and Sweaty Beatty have welcomed shoppers to their stores along Madison Avenue. Fifth Avenue also continues to welcome in new top designers with a new Saks Fifth Avenue men’s shop set to open in spring 2017.

Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

For groups too overwhelmed to choose a store, let alone an outfit, Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours crafts custom retail itineraries. The tour company regularly shifts programs to accommodate all ages, genders and group sizes.

Groups can explore the most expensive stores on the block or opt for bargain deals at top designer shops. Insider Shopping itineraries allow participants to meet designers at their shops for an opportunity usually reserved for magazine editors.

Shopping itineraries can also reflect interests beyond garments, such as gardening and technology.

VIP Broadway

Almost everyone’s New York bucket list includes the hushed moment of excitement as the lights dim before a Broadway performance. However, only the privileged few enjoy premium seats with a backstage pass to meet the show’s actors before they light up the stage.

Beyond Times Square allows groups to meet a Broadway cast member at Sardi’s prior to the show for an hour-long visit. Guests can relax and dine with the cast member before watching him or her perform live on stage.

Millionaire’s Concierge also creates exclusive packages to enjoy Tony Award-winning Broadway shows with not only VIP seating, but also backstage tours, limo service and a preshow fine-dining meal.

The long-running “Wicked” is still a visitor favorite. Groups booking this exclusive package can go backstage to watch the intensive makeup process needed to turn one of the leading ladies green before the show begins.

Other VIP show experiences offered by Millionaire’s Concierge include “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Jersey Boys,” “Kinky Boots” and “The Lion King,” among others.

Bateaux New York Cruises

Groups can sip champagne overlooking the lights of Manhattan on a glamorous evening sailing with Bateaux New York Cruises.

The ship’s all-glass design provides 360-degree views of New York’s harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Inside the climate-controlled cabin, guests dine on brunch, lunch or dinner, each with its own innovative menu, such as blue stone crab cakes dusted in cornmeal.

Visitors will view the notable city landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building, while enjoying a three-course plated meal. In the evening, live music from a pianist and other solo performers encourage dancing to jazz, blues and Broadway tunes.