Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown.

For last minute Christmas shopping, try these downtown alternatives to the big box stores


-Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Destination for special events and full cafe with all donated merchandise, all profits benefit people living with homelessness & HIV/AIDS, 126 Crosby St., Mon–Fri: 10 am–9 pm, Sat–Sun: 10 am–5 pm,

-St. Mark’s Bookshop, Specializes in cultural theory, graphic design, poetry & small press publishing, film studies and more, 31 3rd Ave, Mon-Sat: 10 am-12 am, Sun: 11 am-12 am,

-Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, Buy, rent or sell used textbooks, 716 Broadway at Washington Pl., Mon-Sat: 10 am-9 pm, Sun: 12 pm-7 pm,

Toy Stores

-Boomerang Toys, New, family-owned story with endless, age-appropriate options for play, 1 North End Ave, Mon-Sat: 10 am-6pm, Sun: 11am-5pm,

-Hombom Toys, Specializes in quality, educational toys at mid-range prices, 345 Greenwich St.,, (212) 226-7456

-Toy Tokyo, A wide range of unique and designer toys, 91 2nd Ave, Mon-Thurs, Sun: 1 pm-9 pm, Fri, Sat: 1:30 pm-9:30 pm,, (212) 673-5424

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-Doyle & Doyle, High-end singular antique, estate and contemporary pieces, 412 W 13th, Tues, Weds, Fri: 1 pm-7 pm, Thurs: 1 pm-8 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 pm-7 pm,

-Greenwich Jewelers, Engagement rings and designer diamond jewelry, 64 Trinity Pl, Mon-Fri: 10 am-7 pm, Sat: 11 am-6 pm,

-Erica Weiner, Antique jewelry, recycled gold, extensive low-price collection, 173 Elizabeth St, Mon-Sun: 12 pm-8 pm,

Home Goods

abc-location_opt-ABC Carpet & Home, Inspired and sustainable design at the forefront of innovation, 888 Broadway Ave, Sun: 11am–6:30 pm, Mon–Wed & Fri- Sat: 10 am–7 pm, Thurs: 10 am–8 pm,, (212) 473-3000

-Droog, A Dutch design collective outlet with pre-designed interiors, 6 Greene St, Mon-Sat: 11 am-7 pm, Sun: noon to 6 pm,, (212) 941-8350

-Matter, Original modern furnishings for the home, 405 Broome St, call store for hours,, (212) 343-2600


-Mystique Boutique, women’s clothing, Fashion forward, 547 Broadway (btwn Prince & Spring), call store for hours,, (212) 274-0645

-Necessary Clothing, Trendy and inexpensive clothing, 442 Broadway Ave (btwn Grand & Howard), Mon-Sun: 9 am-9 pm,, (646) 214-7881

-No Relation Vintage, Large vintage clothing store, Mon-Thu: 1 pm-8 pm, Fri: 1 pm-9 pm, Sat: 12 pm-9 pm, Sun: 12 pm-8 pm, (212) 228-5201

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