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Top Choice Books in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Strand Book Store

Beloved and legendary, the iconic Strand embodies downtown NYC's intellectual bona fides – a bibliophile's Oz, where generations of book lovers carrying the store's trademark tote bags happily lose themselves for ho…
Food in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Bedford Cheese Shop

Whether you’re after local, raw cow’s-milk cheese washed in absinthe or garlic-infused goat’s-milk cheese from Australia, chances are you’ll find it among the 200-strong selection at this outpost of Brooklyn’s most …
Clothing in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Rent the Runway

At the flagship store of this popular fashion rental service anyone can pop in for an affordable fashion consultation ($30) for both planned and last-minute events. It's full of looks by high-end designers (Narciso …
Homewares in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Fishs Eddy

High-quality and irreverent design has made Fishs Eddy a staple in the homes of hip New Yorkers for years. Its store is a veritable landslide of cups, saucers, butter dishes, carafes and anything else that belongs i…
Homewares in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

ABC Carpet & Home

A mecca for home designers and decorators brainstorming ideas, this beautifully curated, seven-level temple to good taste heaves with all sorts of furnishings, small and large. Shop for easy-to-pack knickknacks, tex…
Shoes in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

DSW

If your idea of paradise involves a great selection of cut-price kicks, make a beeline for this sprawling unisex chain. Shoes range from formal to athletic, with no shortage of popular and higher-end labels. Unobstr…
Market in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Union Square Greenmarket

Don’t be surprised if you spot some of New York’s top chefs prodding the produce here: Union Square’s greenmarket is arguably the city’s most famous. Whet your appetite trawling the stalls, which peddle anything and…
Books in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Books of Wonder

Devoted to children’s and young-adult titles, this wonderful bookstore is a great place to take little ones on a rainy day, especially when a kids’ author is giving a reading or a storyteller is on hand. There’s an …
Fashion & Accessories in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Abracadabra

It’s not just a Steve Miller Band song, it’s also an emporium of horror, costumes and magic. The shelves are packed with wigs, makeup, accessories and more. Those who like this sort of thing will be hard-pressed to …