Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit.

For last minute Christmas shopping, try these Upper West Side alternatives to the big box stores


-Westsider Rare & Used Books, Specializes in fiction, architecture & art books, children’s books, graphic novels and comics at low prices, 2246 Broadway (btwn 80th & 81st), Mon-Sat: 10 am-11 pm, Sun: 10 am-9 pm,

-Pomander Books, Specializes in rare and hard-to-find books, particularly poetry, 211 W. 92nd, call for appointments,

anartist books_opt-Anartist, Specializes in books on art, 109th St. & Amsterdam Ave, call or email for appointment,, (212) 662-4554

Toy Stores

-Hombom Toys, Specializes in quality, educational toys at mid-range prices, 412 Columbus Ave (btwn 77th & 78th),, (212) 362-1039

-West Side Kids, Wide variety of favorite toys for kids of all ages, 498 Amsterdam Ave at 84th, Mon-Sat: 10 am-7 pm, Sun: 11 am-6 pm,, (212) 496-7282

-Area Kids, High-end clothing and toys, 451 Amsterdam Ave, Mon-Sun: 9:30 am-7:30 pm,, (212) 595-3282

Jewelry Stores

kt collection_opt-KTcollection, High quality jewelry at reasonable prices, 315 Columbus Ave, Mon-Fri: 11 am-7:30 pm, Sat: 10 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 11 am- 7 pm,, (212) 253-2571

-Ernesto’s Jewelry of NY, Specializing in jewelry and watch repair at reasonable prices, 2350 Broadway Ave, Mon-Sat: 10:30 am-7 pm, (212) 799-3422

-Verve, Specializing in jewelry and other accessories with gifts for everyone, 282 Columbus Ave, Mon-Sat: 11 am-8 pm, Sun: 12 pm-6 pm,,(212) 580-7150

Home Goods

maxiga_opt-Maxiga, Fun and cutesy gifts and home accessories for all, 2233 Broadway Ave, call for store hours,, (212) 362-3828

-La Terrine, Spacious store featuring a variety of home & kitchen goods at reasonable prices, 280 Columbus Ave, Mon-Sat: 10 am-5:30 pm,, (212) 362-2122)

-Himalayan Crafts, Featuring fabrics, clothing, accessories, antiques and religious items, 2007 Broadway Ave (btwn 68th & 69th), call for store hours,, (212) 787-8500


-Frank Stella Clothier, Specializes in men’s clothing from dressy to outerwear, 440 Columbus Ave (btwn 81st & 82nd), Mon-Fri: 11 am-8 pm, Sat: 11 am-7 pm, Sun: 12 pm-6 pm,, (212) 877-5566

adriano g_opt-Adriano Goldschmied, High end men’s and women’s clothing as well as tailoring, 305 Columbus Ave, Mon-Sat: 11 am-7 pm, Sun: 12 pm-7 pm,, (212) 496-5692

-Steven Alan Outpost, Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, 465 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 82nd & 83rd), Mon-Sat: 11 am-7 pm, Sun: 11 am-6 pm,, (212) 595-8451

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