I have shopped in many department stores, but my favorite is still Lord and Taylor. It's not as big as Macy's,( which I deem a plus). And it is not as fancy as Saks, but, it has designer clothing, accessories, shoes and everything else you could possibly want. The sales are always worth a trip.
One morning a few years ago, I was among the first to enter at opening, they stopped us in the entrance as all the staff and managers sang "God Bless America", it was touching and fun.
I never visit the city with out a trip to my favorite store!
And don't forget to stop for lunch or a snack at Sara Beth's. Great food and it's very relaxing, you never have to leave the store. They will also check your coat and shopping bags on the loungerie floor,( I think it's the 7th). What is better than that?