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What We LIKE Guide to Home Goods Shopping In NYC

Michelle Varian

New York is home to so many fabulous home goods stores, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.  We have a select group of unique stores that are our favorite go to places whenever we are in need of a home update.  From vintage finds, to locally made ceramics, to the latest in modern design, here is our list.
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ABC Carpet & Home

Perhaps we’re bias, but we think this might be the most beautiful home goods store in the world.  From their range of organic and sustainable furniture, vintage finds, kitchen goods, luxury bedding to an entire floor dedicated to exquisite rugs, this store is a must visit for anyone who loves home goods.
ABC Carpet & Home. 888 Broadway (at 18th Street). NY. 10003. Tel: 212 473 3000
 

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A&G Merch

This Williamsburg home goods store stocks affordable and clever pieces to update your home.  You’ll find furniture, interesting mirrors and quirky pieces to decorate your home.  Plates, wall hangings and lighting are stacked high in this fun Brooklyn store.
A&G Merch. 111 North 6th Street. Williamsburg. NY. 11249. Tel: 718 388 1779
 

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Aero

Aero Studios

Aero has been a major player in the New York interior design community for over 20 years.  Owned by famed New York interior designer Thomas O’brien, his latest finds and obsessions from around the world are beautifully displayed in this Soho space. Naturally the staff here are well versed in all things interiors and their impeccable taste makes selecting the right pieces easy.
Aero Studios. 419 Broome Street. NY. 10013. 212 966 1500
 

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Blu Dot

Made in Minnesota and sold in a minimalist Soho space, Blu Dot makes well-designed modern furniture at a relatively low-cost. From sideboards, tables, desks and chairs to beautiful modern light fixtures, this store offers well crafted furniture that looks much more expensive that it’s price tag.
Blu Dot. 140 Wooster Street. New York. 10012. Tel: 212 780 9058
 

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Clic Gallery

 

Clic Gallery & General Store

The founder and former owner of the Calypso St Barth’s chain has quietly opened one of the chicest stores in New York.  They sell an amazing array of stunning and affordable art photographs, beautifully framed and wildly cool, the biggest problem is deciding which one to opt for. There’s also a general store filled with luscious throws, cushions, rugs and luxurious home goods.
Clic Gallery & General Store. 255 Centre Street. NY. 10013. Tel: 212 966 2766
 

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Holler and Squall

Holler & Squall

A one-stop shop for all the best in vintage furniture finds and unusual decorative objects.  This Brooklyn store saves you having to scour markets and eBay for those brilliant finds that make a house an impressive home.
Holler & Squall. 119 Atlantic Avenue. Brooklyn. 11201. Tel: 347 223 4685
 

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John Derian Dry Goods

Tucked away on a sleepy side street just off of the Bowery, this is one of those magical stores that you find yourself wanting things you never knew you needed porcelain plates from France, candles to die for, art by Hugo Guinness as well as John Derian’s own vast range of  highly collectible decoupage plates and objects.
John Derian Dry Goods. 6 East 2nd Street. New York. 10003. Tel: 212 677 3917
 

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Michele Varian

This is one of those one-stop stores where you can literally pick up pieces to redesign your entire apartment.  From furniture to Michele’s own line of wall papers and textiles, there’s adorable finds like hand-made sling shots and beautiful objects galore.  The old-fashioned counter is chock full of wonderful jewelry by local designers to you can pick up a little treat for yourself here as well as your home.
Michele Varian. 27 Howard Street. Soho. NY. 10013. Tel: 212 343 0033 
 
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The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect

With its roots in the Brooklyn design scene, this Soho based store is a treasure trove of locally made goods, furniture, special edition objects and unique lighting as well as a source for great design from around the world.
The Future Perfect. 55 Great Jones Street. New York. 10012. Tel: 212 473 2500
 

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the primary essentials

 

The Primary Essentials

This Cobble Hill store is an absolute treasure trove of all things hand crafted and independently made.  They carry an incredible selection of ceramics, candles, gorgeous objects for your office and wonderful tabletop lines
The Primary Essentials. 372 Atlantic Avenue. NY. 11217. Tel: 718 522 1804
 
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What We LIKE Guide To Boutique Shopping In NYC

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We often get asked for our favorite fashion stores in New York and apart from all the big names that everyone knows and loves (Barney’s, Bergdorfs etc) we have a very select list of places we check out every season.  Right now many of them have exceptional end of season summer sales, so not only can you pick up some of the best scores in the City, but you can probably get them for a total bargain.

 

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BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS, Williamsburg

Owned by  fashions stylists April Hughes and Marina Burini, this might be one of the most beautiful stores in New York.  From their travels on high-fashion shoots, these stylists gather the most wonderful designers you’ll be thrilled to discover. Most are small, independent labels which make us swoon whenever we visit. As well as clothes and accessories, they sell wonderful coffee table books, organic cosmetics and locally made ceramics.

Beautiful Dreamers, 326 Wythe Avenue (Corner Wythe & South 1st Street). Williamsburg, NY. 11249. Tel: 718 388 4884
 
 
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BIRD, Williamsburg

Bird’s owner, Brooklynite Jen Mankins, scours the world and New York City for the most fabulous brands imaginable.  A great place to get the best pieces from big-name designers like Alexander Wang and Acne Studios, but also to discover homegrown and amazing international designers, that you won’t find elsewhere. They sell many of our favorite New York designers including Suno,  A Détacher and WWAKE jewelry.

Bird, 203 Grand Street, Williamsburg, NY. 11211. Tel: 718 388 1655
 
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DOVER STREET MARKET, Lexington Ave

This new department store from Commes de Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo is not only brilliant for super high fashion finds, but for sneaker lovers too.  Their Nike department stocks the kinds of sneakers on short-release that will have your friends falling to the floor with envy.  Rose Bakery on the store’s ground floor is also a wonderful place to rest and enjoy fresh pressed juice and a scrumptious salad after a hard day shopping.

Dover Street Market. 160 Lexington Avenue (at 30th Street). NY. 10016. Tel: 646 837 7750
 
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MARLOW GOODS, Williamsburg

Hidden upstairs above the super yummy cafe Marlow & Sons, this store sells a little bit of everything we love.  From Breton, their own line of  handbags (which we’re obsessed with) to local pottery and jewelry, they also carry our favorite NYC fashion brands like Ulla Johnson. This is one of New York’s best kept secrets.

Marlow Goods. 81 Broadway. Brooklyn. NY. 11249. Tel: 718 384 1441
 
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 Owen NYC
 

OWEN, West Village

In a sea of big box chain stores that now fill the Meatpacking district, this independently owned boutique is full of super cool fashion finds for both men and women. Phillip Salem, Owen’s 20 something owner, hand picks each piece himself, with a goal of making everything both fashionable and timeless at the same time.

Owen. 809 Washington Street. NY. 10014. Tel: 212 524 9770
 
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OPENING CEREMONY, Soho

This flagship store in Soho is always a fun place to take a spin around.  The wild and wonderful high-fashion selection is peppered with affordable basics from their own Opening Ceremony line as well as carrying shoes and handbags to die for.

Opening Ceremony. 35 Howard Street. Soho. NY. 10013. Tel: 212 219 2688
 
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PILGRIM SURF & SUPPLY, Williamsburg

A super hip destination for the cool crowd in Brooklyn.  For women, they carry an exceptional range of bikinis and clothes from New York designers like Ace & Jig and the kind of super fashionable streetwear that you’d expect to see on the best dressed guys in Williamsburg. They also sell select vinyl and a small selection of well-made outdoor and camping gear.

Pilgrim Surf & Supply. 68 North 3rd Street. Williamsburg. 11249. Tel: 718 218 7456
 
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SATURDAY’S SURF, Soho

With a really good coffee bar at the front of the store and an airy garden in the back to hang out in, even if you’re not shopping for super cool streetwear or a gorgeous new surf board, the crowd watching here is second to none.

Saturday’s Surf. 31 Crosby Street. Soho. NY. 10013. Tel: 212 966 7875
 
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STEVEN ALAN ANNEX, Tribeca

Of the many Steven Alan stores now throughout the country, the Tribeca Annex, the first and still best of the mini-chain, is by far their best curated.  Filled with pieces from super cool local designers like Rachel Comey and Mansur Garviel bags, they also have a great range of pieces from well-known names like APC and Band of Outsiders.  They carry the much sought after Shinola watches as well as a brilliant collection of vintage watches, sunglasses and indie jewelry designers, with their menswear section at the back being just as well curated as their women’s.

Steven Alan Annex.103 Franklin Street. Tribeca. NY. 10013. Tel: 212 343 0692
 
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SWORDS-SMITH, Williamsburg

A beautifully designed retail-space slightly off the beaten path in Williamsburg, Swords-Smith carries men’s and women’s lines from independent designers from around the globe.  A well-curated selection of clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry, it’s also a great place to discover new design talent.

Swords-Smith. 98 South 4th Street, Williamsburg. NY. 11211. Tel: 347 599 2969
 
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WARM, Nolita

The ultimate cool-girl store, Warm carries chic designers from Paris like Rosanna alongside local New York designers like Ryan Roche and Upstate.  As the name suggests, Warm is a fantastic place to pick up all things beachy  (in winter they transform into a ski chalet). They have a fantastic apothecary section which carries small-batch natural products as well as their own divine smelling Warm body oil. The back of the store has a great collection of art books, gorgeous children’s clothes and a small but super cool selection of shoes.

Warm. 181 Mott Street. Nolita. NY. 10012. Tel: 212 925 1200
 
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