12/22/2010 11:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Where to Get Your Last-Minute New York Shopping On (VIDEO)

From a 60s mod fashion boutique to a tiny shop where Robert De Niro gets his shoes custom made, there's more to Madison Avenue than Prada, Gucci and the other superstar labels.

City insider Michael Bordenick, a concierge at one of New York's hot new hotels, The Surrey, uncovers the independent spirit on Madison Avenue. You just need to know where to look.

Read Michael's blog for more insider New York tips on, where top hotel concierges dish the inside scoop on their cities in quick videos and personal blogs.