5 one-of-a-kind gifts & home shops in New York
1) Pink Olive
Escape into this magical shop for all your gift-giving needs. You will find artsy and smart greeting cards, art for your walls, baby gifts, home decor, candy, books. Bring your creative teen along. The service is a breath of fresh air, they honestly love helping you find what you need.
2) Les Ateliers Courbet
Designers create one-of-a-kind pieces using exquisite old-world craftsmanship at this shop situated in Chelsea’s gallery district. You’ll find collectible pieces in home accessories, along with furniture and lighting. The space is a study in simplicity with whitewashed cement walls, trodden-on wood floors, and lots of daylight to show off the wares.
3) ABC Carpet and Home
Six floors encompassing a style all their own, this store is a shopping wonderland. Browse through their eco mix of handmade and rough-hewn tabletop stuff, eclectic barware, handmade designer jewelry, unique gifts, and luxurious bedding. Make sure to hit the basement level. Peace.
4) MOMA Design Store
This downtown post of the famous design store is chock-full of design-y stuff, with a bit more room than its midtown cousin. You’ll find the same quirky, useful household tools, plus books, bags, and their usual scarves. New stuff includes an iPhone camera lens sets, a super cool tree tent, and a levitating speaker.
5) The Future Perfect
The store that started out in Williamsburg championing unknown designers and artists takes its collection to Noho. See the next wave of design here with their interesting mix of handsome and also unusual items. Home accessories include pillows and throws, vases, planters, terrariums, and decorative items.
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