When you live in ARO’s no-fee Manhattan apartments, shopping for the holidays doubles as a blissful crash course in high-end design and fashion. With The Shops at Columbus Circle up the street and the flagships and outposts of fashion’s visionaries lining the nearby avenues, you can fill your shopping bags with clothes that rise to the level of wearable art, as well as jewelry that will be gifted through generations.
Push through the doors at Tiffany & Co. and you can find watches, bracelets, and necklaces that make the recipient feel truly special. The Tiffany Victoria line is an homage to the beauty and quality of Tiffany diamonds and features leaf and flower motifs for pieces that are both delicate and radiant. The Tennis Bracelet is made with platinum and diamonds and strikes that perfect balance of elegance and subtlety that the company is known for. The Tiffany 1837 Makers 27mm Square Watch combines Swiss craftsmanship with Tiffany Steel, finished with a calfskin strap. It’s the kind of gift that can be worn every day, a classic anchor for expressing the wearer’s sense of style.
Harry Winston, the iconic American jeweler, has been local to Midtown for decades and often uses the city as inspiration for their wares, as with the monumental Cathedral Necklace, inspired by the store’s proximity to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The piece is composed of Columbian emeralds and diamonds with a sparkle fit for a queen. The Emerald Watch Collection features diamond and mother of pearl with eye-popping color backgrounds like turquoise and orange, striking a note of playfulness perfect for the holidays. For anyone planning to pop the question on Christmas, the Cartier Solitaire 1895 is a rose gold and diamond take on the classic single diamond.
Without traveling far, you can find presents for everyone, from the home chef (Williams Sonoma) to the jazz enthusiast (tickets to a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center). The Shops at Columbus Circle complex also has Cole Haan, Coach, Swarovski, Ted Baker, Moleskine for exquisitely crafted notebooks, and La Maison du Chocolat for chocolate lovers and the perfect box of sweets to bring to holiday parties.
With Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman up the street, and Christian Dior, Chanel, and Prada just a short walk away, you can choose from pieces fresh off the runway to outfit your friends and loved ones with the latest trends in high fashion, as well as pick up a few pieces for
yourself to make a statement at holiday celebrations. For the elegant New York woman, there is no gift quite like the latest take on the iconic Chanel jacket, the silk and crepe version from the 2021 collection in black and white. Shopping for gifts at Prada is an adventure in playfulness and the heights of creative design, and their Glow Up collection provides enough show-stopping gifts—from brushed leather silver slingback pumps to a crystal-embedded bucket hat and even a crystal-studded satin pet collar—to bring joy to all the loved ones on your list.
Meanwhile, the opportunity to give yourself the perfect Midtown present and snag one of the no-fee apartments at ARO starts when you contact our team today. Don’t wait!! Available apartments are currently limited.