The Crystal District
Five Blocks of Madison Avenue Reveal the World’s Richest Concentration of Luxury Crystal-
New York City’s reputation as the best shopping city in the world is based on one simple fact:
you can find better quality and greater variety of anything you’re looking for here than anywhere else.
Whether you’re a New Yorker or just visiting, a casual browser or a dedicated shopaholic, there’s always a fantastic neighborhood to explore and store to discover.
Now, the city that has it all is preparing to unveil it’s newest shopping jewel: the Crystal District.
With the opening of Steuben’s flagship store in 2000 and the arrival of Swarovski’s new boutique in late 2001- joining those of Baccarat,
Daum and Lalique- the five-block stretch of Madison Avenue between 58th an 63rd Streets has become home to the richest concentration of crystal decorative objects and jewelry in the world.
In forming the Crystal District, these five luxury boutiques are creating more than just a marketing partnership.
Thy are demonstrating a deep commitment to their industry by hosting a series of events to teach both connoisseurs
and novices about the rich tradition and cutting edge fabrication techniques displayed each crystal manufacturer.
“You could travel all the way around the world and not find the beauty, quality and variety of crystal on display in this small,
sparkling corner of New York,” said C. L. Nicholas, president & CEO of the city’s tourism marketing organization.
“From dedicated lovers of crystal to those who simply appreciate the decorative arts, I invite you to come experience
New York City’s Crystal District for a shopping experience you won’t soon forget.
“Luxury and convenience go hand in hand,” said Matthew Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement
District (BID). “We applaud the world’s leading designers and glassmakers for not only making Madison Avenue their official
showcase for the crystalline marriage of technology and art, but for their efforts to educate the public on the beauty and
craftsmanship that embodies works in crystal.
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