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Top ChoiceCosmetics in SoHo & Chinatown

Glossier Flagship

Initially an online beauty retailer, Glossier (franco-phonetically pronounced glo-see-eh) now beckons fans to its brick-and-mortar flagship, where the queue regularly runs beyond the Lafayette St storefront. Once...

Top ChoiceClothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Yvonne La Fleur

They don’t make them like this anymore – neither the clothes, millinery, lingerie nor Yvonne herself, a businesswoman who has outfitted generations of local ladies for weddings, debuts and race days. She makes...

Top ChoiceArt in Puerto Vallarta

Galería Colectika

If you only visit one art store in Vallarta, make it this one. The Huichol beadwork pieces here are mostly one of a kind, there are some fine Huichol yarn art pieces, metalwork from Chiapas and ceramics from...

Top ChoiceVintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Philip Williams Posters

You'll find more than 100,000 posters dating back to 1870 in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Eastern European film posters and decorative Chinese...

Top ChoiceBooks in Midtown

Argosy

Bookstores like this are becoming as rare as the books they contain, but since 1925 this six-story landmark has stocked fine antiquarian items such as books, old maps, art monographs and more. There's also an...

Top ChoiceArt in Downtown & the Gulch

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print

One of the oldest letterpress print shops in the USA, Hatch has been using old-school, hand-cut blocks to print its bright, iconic posters since vaudeville. The company has produced graphic ads and posters for...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Century 21

For penny-pinching fashionistas, this giant cut-price department store is dangerously addictive. It's physically dangerous as well, considering the elbows you might have to throw to ward off the competition...

Top ChoiceBooks in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Adobe Books & Backroom Gallery

Wall-to-wall inspiration – just-released fiction, limited-edition art books, rare cookbooks, well-thumbed poetry – plus zine-launch parties, comedy nights and art openings. Mingle with Mission characters debating...

Top ChoiceArt in Plaine du Cul-de-Sac

Isidor Gallery

In Croix-des-Bouquets, Jean Baptiste Jean Joseph's Vodou temple and art gallery-cum-museum features tapestries, pillow cases, other beaded fabrics and spiritual ceremonies. JBJJ's work is sold internationally,...

Top ChoiceGifts & Souvenirs in Midtown

MoMA Museum & Design Stores

The newly redesigned flagship store at the Museum of Modern Art is a fab spot for souvenir shopping. Besides gorgeous books (from art and architecture to culture critiques and kids' picture books), you'll find...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Paʻia

Indigo

Step into this inviting boutique for a shopping trip through Central and Southwest Asia. The gorgeous handcrafted rugs, one-of-a-kind furnishings and traditional crafts were collected by the owners, Daniel...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Kalaheo

Warehouse 3540

A welcome boost to the island shopping scene, a world away from the big-name chains of the resorts, this converted warehouse hosts a half-dozen quirky, crafty little stores, including that of acclaimed Kaua‘i...

Top ChoiceChocolate in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Recchiuti at theLab

Star chocolatier Michael Recchiuti sells confections at the Ferry Building but invents them in Dogpatch – taste his latest concoctions here first. Go for dark-chocolate cocoa in winter, brownie sundaes in summer,...

Top ChoiceFood & Drinks in Paʻia

Mana Foods

Dreadlocked, Birkenstocked or just needing to stock up – everyone rubs shoulders at Mana, a friendly health-food store, bakery and deli rolled into one. Once past the unassuming entrance, you’ll find narrow...

Top ChoiceBooks in Japantown, Fillmore & Pacific Heights

Kinokuniya Books

Like warriors in a showdown, the manga, bookstore and stationery divisions of Kinokuniya vie for your attention. You must choose where your loyalties lie: with vampire comics downstairs, stunning Daido Moriyama...

Top ChoiceBooks in Denver

Tattered Cover Bookstore

There are plenty of places to curl up with a book in Denver’s beloved independent bookstore. Bursting with new and used books, it has a good stock of regional travel guides and nonfiction titles dedicated to the...

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Apothecarium

What's that alluring frosted-glass emporium – the lovechild of an Apple Store and Victorian lingerie boutique? Just as you suspected: it's America's best-designed marijuana dispensary, according to Architectural...

Top ChoiceBooks in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective

Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic-permaculture manuals, prison literature, and radical comics, all while coordinating the annual spring...

Top ChoiceMusic in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Amoeba Music

Enticements are hardly necessary to lure the masses to the West Coast's most eclectic collection of new and used music and video, but Amoeba offers listening stations, free zines with uncannily accurate staff...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Iqaluit

Carvings Nunavut

Inside the Tumiit Plaza building, this place has Nunavut's most diverse selection of Inuit serpentine, black and white marble and whalebone sculpture for sale – from souvenir size to true collectors' items – as...