5th Avenue window displays: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino
The Plaza hotel!
Cake at Plaza (Demel, lovely place)
Macy's. Make sure to check out their xmas tree/ornament section!
Me downtown (about Soho?)
Inside Palace hotel Cartier
World Financial Center Century 21
Tiffany & co at Wall Street
About shopping in New York: the vintage stores i went to were a disappointment as most had a poor selection (and were not even vintage) and the prices were NOT low. Hopefully I can find better stores next time. I thought macys and century 21 would be way expensive, but they were not, so i recommend these places - go for quality! And look out for one day sales at macys. Shopping in New York, even in early December, is really chaotic and even the streets are way crowded, i'd rather avoid it, but the christmas displays and ambiance are wonderful - go here while xmas is still magic to you ;)