09/21/2010 01:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fifth Avenue The World's Most Expensive Shopping Street (PHOTOS)

Fifth Avenue in the fifties is officially the world's most expensive shopping street.

For the 9th year in a row, Fifth Avenue between 49th and 60th Streets ranks first among Cushman & Wakefield's Main Streets Across the World Report, according to the New York Post. Just how much does it take to rent a space on this valuable stretch of Fifth? $1,850 a square foot, up 8.8% from last year.

Below, see some of the spaces that occupy the world's most expensive retail block — the inhabitants of such pricey real estate may surprise you.

The World's Most Expensive Shopping Street: Our Guide To 5th Avenue (PHOTOS)