New York City's Fifth Avenue is a legendary shopping district that has become an icon in luxury fashion. Of the many high-end shops along the prestigious street, 10 of them are Italian brands. This comes as no surprise when you consider the notion that, instead of streets, entire cities in Italy are regarded as having the best shopping on the planet. Luckily for us, these Italian fashion houses are stateside so we can get our fix right in our own backyard.
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Bottega Veneta | 699 Fifth Ave.
With a focus on leather goods, many of Bottega Veneta's most popular items come in the form of accessories like wallets, purses and belts.
A|X Armani Exchange | 645 Fifth Ave.
With ready-to-wear clothing and accessories focused on street-chic and club cultures, Armani Exchange is a shop full of sexy and trendy items that'll keep shoppers at the forefront of fashion.
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Emilio Pucci | 701 Fifth Ave.
Named for the famous Florentine designer, the Emilio Pucci brand has become well-known for the use of bright colors and geometric prints on ready-to-wear clothing and accessories for women.
Ermenegildo Zegna | 730 Fifth Ave.
Headquartered in Milan, the luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna is best known for its remarkable men's suits. They also carry a good collection of accessories, shoes and leather goods.
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Fendi | 677 Fifth Ave.
Originating from Rome in 1925, Fendi specializes in a number of styles, including eyewear, leather, fragrances, shoes, ready-to-wear and fur. They also occasionally release cool limited pieces like bags made from recycled materials and Swiss-movement timepieces.
Salvatore Ferragamo | 655 Fifth Ave.
Though Salvatore Ferragamo offers great fashions and leather goods, they're most popular for their women's and men's shoe selection. Featuring deep colors and unmistakable signature buckles, their shoes are some of the finest on Fifth Avenue.
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Other notable Italian fashion houses on Fifth Avenue include Bulgari, Gucci, Versace and Prada, which, as any fashion hound should know, are some of Italy's most famous brands and have been editorial favorites for decades.