Skip the Big Guys, Shop Here Instead

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


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

corner bookstore_optBookstores

-Corner Bookstore; Extensive cookbook, travel and children’s selections, 1313 Madison Ave (btwn 92nd & 93rd), Mon-Fri: 10 am-7 pm, Sat: 10:30 am-6 pm, Sun: 11 am-6 pm, cornerbookstorenyc.com

-Crawford Doyle Booksellers, An old-fashioned, independent bookstore covering all fields, 1082 Madison Ave (btwn 81st & 82nd), Mon-Sat: 10 am-6 pm, Sun: 12 pm-5 pm, crawforddoyle.com

-Logos Bookstore, Specializes in religious and spiritual books, fiction, non-fiction, history, psychology, children’s and young adult books, Mon-Fri: 10 am-9 pm, Sat: 10 am-8 pm, Sun: 12 pm-7 pm, logosbookstorenyc.com

childrens general stor_optToy Stores

-Mary Arnold Toys, Mid-range prices at New York’s oldest toy store, 1010 Lexington Ave (btwn 72nd & 73rd), Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun: 10 am-5 pm, maryarnoldtoys.com

-Children’s General Store, A small toy shop packed with classics at mid-range prices, 168 E 91st, Mon-Sat: 10 am-6 pm, Sun: 11 am-5 pm, (212) 426-4479

-Blacker & Kooby, Gifts, stationery and arts & crafts store, 1204 Madison Ave at E. 88th, Mon-Fri: 9 am-7 pm, Sat: 9:30 am-6 pm, Sun: 10 am-5 pm, blackerandkooby.com

Alex's jewelry_optJewelry Stores

-Lexington Jewelers, Low priced jeweler and repair shop,1236 Lexington Ave (btwn 83rd & 84th), Mon-Sun: 10 am-7 pm, lexingtonjewelers.net, (803) 359-6068

-Alex’s Jewelry, Fine jewelry and watches at discounted prices, jewelry and watch repair, Mon-Fri: 10:30 am-6:30 pm, Sat: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, (212) 988-5135

-Murreys Jewelers, an institution for 77 years. 1395 Third Avenue, between 79th and 80th streets. (212) 879-3690

Home Goods

-La Terrine, Spacious store featuring a variety of home & kitchen goods at reasonable prices, 1024 Lexington Ave (btwn 73rd & 74th), Mon-Sat: 10 am-5:30 pm, laterrinedirect.com

treillage ltd_opt-Treillage Ltd., Wide assortment of mid-century products in all price ranges, 418 E 75th

(btwn York & 1st), Mon-Fri: 10 am-6 pm, treillageny.com

-Keesal & Mathews, Wide assortment of gifts, flowers and home decor pieces at a range of prices, 1244 Madison Ave (btwn 89th & 90th), keesalandmathews.com

blue tree_optClothing

-Blue Tree, Upscale boutique with clothing, jewelry and gifts for the home 1283 Madison Ave (btwn 92nd & 91st), bluetreenyc.com

-Alice & Olivia, High end women’s fashion, 755 Madison Ave, Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm (btwn 65th & 66th), aliceandolivia.com

-Searle, High end women’s clothing boutique,1296 3rd Ave, call for store hours, searlenyc.com, (212) 838-5990

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