Americana Manhasset is a high-end, open-air shopping center located in Manhasset, New York. It is the largest and most well known shopping center in the area, sometimes commonly referred to as the "Miracle Mile".
International fashion designer labels and luxury goods companies—Dior, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, St. John, Tiffany & Co. and Prada—maintain a total of more than 60 retail stores and restaurants on a 220,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) site surrounded by gardens designed by Oheme van Sweden. Peter Marino is Americana Manhasset's master architect.
Opened in 1956 as a simple community-style shopping center, Americana, which has always been and is still maintained by the Castagna Realty family, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. It was only in the 1980s, however, that the center, acknowledging the affluence of the region, the world-renowned Long Island Gold Coast, gradually evolved into a luxurious boutique-style shopping area. When by the late 1990s international designers including but not limited to Prada, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Escada, Chanel,Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren had opened their sophisticated free-standing designer stores, the center was able to bear comparison with Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, which is about 20 miles (32 km) away, and with California's Rodeo Drive.
In 2006, the center saw the openings of Etro (fashion label), Intermix (specialty store), Malandrino (womenswear), and Vilebrequin(swimwear). Theory and Frette opened in Fall 2007. Juicy Couture opened in Summer 2008. Ilori opened in spring 2009. Ermenegildo Zegna and Tory Burch opened in spring 2010. There is also an Apple Store nearby, but it is not part of the Americana.
655 Rockaway Tpke. • Lawrence, NY 11559 • (516) 371-2600