New York Shopping Guide

West Village/Meatpacking District/ Chelsea/Union Square

Aedes de Venustas

"Lair" is the best word to describe this fantasy world of hard-to-find fragrances, lotions, and soaps.
9 Christopher St. (btw. Sixth/Seventh Aves.), 212-206-8674,

Products: Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Artsee Eyewear

A curated assortment of unusual eyeglass frames both vintage and new draws the style-conscious. 863 Washington St. (btw. 13th/14th Sts.), 212-414-0900,

Products: Vintage
Type of Store: Boutique

The Bathroom

Upscale grooming products from the wonderfully obscure to the everyday-recognizable are available at this neighborhood gem.
94 Charles St. (btw. W. Fourth/Bleecker Sts.), 212-929-1449,

Products: Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


Get good vintage: Cherry rotates 150,000 pairs of never-worn "deadstock" shoes, plus items galore from avant-garde '60s designers.
17 Eighth Ave., 212-924-1410

Products: Vintage, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique


This stark space is home to a medley of imaginative accessories—knuckle-dusting cocktail rings, kimono-fabric hair baubles, seahorse-shaped bag charms, and sparkly key chains in the shape of robots.
32-36 Little W. 12th St. (btw. Ninth Ave./Washington St.), 212-727-2031

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

The End of History

A kaleidoscope of color, this locale boasts the city's largest conglomeration of collectible art glass from the '50s and '60s.
548 1/2 Hudson St. (btw. Perry/Charles Sts.), 212-647-7598

Products: Antique, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Tabletop
Type of Store: Boutique

Flight 001

We can always count on this trendy travel-supply boutique for its stock of chic, playful, and colorful on-the-go essentials, including carry-ons and totes, travel games, pocket cameras, jet-lag remedies, and candles for your hotel room.
96 Greenwich Ave. (at Jane St.), 212-989-0001,

Products: Bags, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


Soaps from this beauty chain make wonderful gifts.
388 Bleecker St. (btw. Perry/W. 11th Sts.), 917-408-1850,

Products: Beauty, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Henry Beguelin

Beguelin's wickedly supple leather bags are highly covetable.
18 Ninth Ave. (btw. 13th/Gansevoort Sts.), 212-647-8415

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Furniture
Type of Store: Boutique

Jeffrey New York

Find sublime picks from designer labels at this upscale mini department store.
449 W. 14th St. (btw. Ninth/10th Aves.), 212-206-1272,
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