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Top Choice Vintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Philip Williams Posters

You'll find nearly half a million posters in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Eastern European film posters and retro-fab promos for TWA. Prices range fro…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Century 21

For penny-pinching fashionistas, this giant cut-price department store is dangerously addictive. Physically dangerous as well, considering the elbows you might have to throw to ward off the competition beelining for…
Top Choice Gifts in Midtown

MoMA Design & Book Store

The flagship store at the Museum of Modern Art is a fab spot for souvenir shopping. Besides gorgeous books (from art and architecture tomes to pop-culture readers and kids' picture books), you'll find art prints and…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in SoHo & Chinatown

Saturdays

SoHo's version of a surf shop sees boards and wax paired up with designer grooming products, graphic art and surf tomes, and Saturdays' own line of high-quality, fashion-literate threads for dudes. Styled-up, grab a…
Top Choice Cosmetics in SoHo & Chinatown

MiN New York

This super-friendly, chic, library-like fragrance apothecary has exclusive perfumes, bath and grooming products, and scented candles. Look out for artisanal fragrance 'stories' from MiN's own line. Prices span affor…
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…
Top Choice Department Store in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Pearl River Mart

Pearl River has been a downtown shopping staple for 40 years, chock-full of a dizzying array of Asian gifts, housewares, clothing and accessories: silk men's pajamas, cheongsam dresses, blue-and-white Japanese ceram…
Top Choice Market in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Artists & Fleas

In operation for over a decade, this popular Williamsburg flea market has an excellent selection of crafty goodness. Over a hundred artists, designers and vintage vendors sell their wares: clothing, records, paintin…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Old City & Society Hill

Art in the Age

Designed as a boutique homage to the cocktail, this spot is both a home-bar supply store and tasting room. Settle down at its bar for a tasting ($7 or $10 depending on your poison) or buy hand-crafted spirits, artis…
Top Choice Books in Philadelphia

Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill is the owner and passionate force behind this ace cafe and bookstore specializing in black writers and literature. The shelves that line the several rooms of the cozy caf…