Takashimaya is a Japanese department store located in the heart of Fifth Avenue. It is a nicely appointed store that is known for its floral shop. This store has six floors (each one is tiny!), featuring all sorts of fashionable goods, including adult-sized clothing, stylish furniture, and cosmetics. Each floor was stylish, and had a friendly associate to help customers. The manner in which merchandise was displayed was amazingly grand, with even simple camisoles arranged like an art form. However, the prices were astronomical. (That beautiful blouse you like? Guess what, it costs $1250. And I'm NOT joking.) And the merchandise does not go on sale. (An associate told me that some of the furniture has been for sale since they opened a few years ago!) Oh well, I guess this place is great- as long as you have deep pockets.
I suppose not too many people buy from this store; I was practically the only customer on most floors. I can only guess how much sales tax you would have to pay on that $1250 blouse.