Shopping

  • Barneys Serious fashionistas shop at Barneys, well-known for its spot-on collections of in-the-know labels.
  • Brooklyn Flea Brooklyn’s collection of flea markets offers plenty of vintage furnishings, retro clothing and bric-a-brac.
  • ABC Carpet & Home Spread over six floors like a museum, ABC is packed with treasures large and small.
  • MoMA Design & Book Store The perfect one-stop shop for coffee-table tomes, art prints and ‘Where-did-you-get-that?' homewares.
  • Idlewild Books An inspiring place for travelers and daydreamers with titles spanning the globe.
  • Fishs Eddy Beautiful pieces for the home at this eye-catching store near Union Square.

For Children

  • Dinosaur Hill In the East Village, you’ll find fun, creative toys, books and music to inspire young minds.
  • Mary Arnold Toys A treasure trove of games, toys and other gift ideas in the Upper East Side.
  • Yoya Small pretty clothing store in the Meatpacking District.
  • Books of Wonder Great gift ideas for kids, plus in-store readings at this shop near Union Square.
  • Flying Tiger Copenhagen Loads of inexpensive supplies to keep kids happily occupied.

For Women

  • Shishi Get a new wardrobe without breaking the bank at this Upper West Side gem.
  • Verameat Exquisite jewelry that treads between beauty and whimsy.
  • Beacon’s Closet Valhalla for vintage lovers at multiple locations.
  • MiN New York Unique perfumes in an apothecary-like setting.

For Men

  • By Robert James Rugged menswear by a celebrated new local designer.
  • Nepenthes New York Japanese collective selling covetable, in-the-know labels.
  • Odin Tiny downtown men’s boutique for one-of-a-kind pieces.

Unique Souvenirs & Gifts

  • De Vera Beautiful glasswares and art objects.
  • Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co A quirky collection of gear for budding superheroes with earnings going to a good cause.
  • Obscura Antiques A cabinet of curiosities packed with strange and eerie objects.
  • Top Hat Lovely collectible objects from around the globe.
  • Bowne & Co Stationers From vintage New York posters to city-themed stationery at this heritage printer.

Fashion Boutiques

  • Steven Alan Stylish, heritage-inspired fashion, with branches around NYC, including downtown.
  • Rag & Bone Beautifully tailored clothes for men and women, in SoHo and elsewhere.
  • John Varvatos Rugged but worldly wearables in a former downtown rock club.
  • Opening Ceremony Head-turning, cutting-edge threads and kicks for the fashion avant-garde in SoHo.

Bookshops

Music Stores

  • Rough Trade Vinyl is far from dead at this sprawling new music shop and concert space in Williamsburg.
  • A-1 Records Endless bins of records in the East Village.
  • Black Gold Records Rare vinyl (plus coffee and taxidermy).

Vintage Stores

Homewares & Design Stores

  • Shinola Unusual accessories from a cutting-edge Detroit design house in Tribeca.
  • A&G Merch Clever decorating ideas from this artful Williamsburg shop.
  • Magpie Ecofriendly curios to feather your nest, in the Upper West Side.

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