The surroundings, which include a Philip Johnson–designed checkerboard facade, a gilded atrium, and a stained-glass skylight, are as ritzy as the goods showcased within. The mix includes designer men's and women's clothing and accessories as well as posh household wares. Although the prices may raise an eyebrow or two, the Last Call sales—in January and July—draw big crowds. After hitting the vast handbag salon, ladies who lunch daintily order consommé and bread
laden with strawberry butter in the Rotunda Restaurant.