September 29, 2011
Around Town : New York Shopping
Posted by Laura Kaesshaefer
Shopping for supplies here in the Crafts Department has led to the discovery of some wonderfully kooky shops in New York—some of them are just great places to find general supplies, others are super specific. A few of my favorites are below. If you live here or are planning a trip soon, check them out!
2 New York Elegant on 40th street has an unbelievably extensive selection of fabrics.
3 It’s such an experience to walk around and feel the different fabrics.
6 The women who work there are incredibly friendly—and STRONG! They pull those heavy rolls of fabric from the shelves with jaw-dropping ease.
10 Kooper’s Chocolates was established in 1937, and to my surprise is tucked away in the West Village of Manhattan (my neighborhood!).
11 I went there one morning to look at some candy for Marcie and felt like I had walked into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
12 Can you believe this door?
13 The place was full of delicious looking candy...
20 Yes, please!
21 Blick Art Materials on Bond Street in SoHo is a great one-stop shop if you're in need of general supplies.
22 And it was nice to see our Halloween products on display there on a recent trip!
24 All In One Suppliers in midtown Manhattan has been around for more than 70 years. They have every type of mannequin you could imagine.
28 You just have to hunt for them in this labyrinth-like room. Enter at your own risk!
29 I loved this sign. According to the owner, it’s been there since the day they opened (and they stick to it!).
30 The Compleat Sculptor on Vandam Street was one of my favorite spots to shop.
31 They have an array of molds, plasters, clay, glazes, and really unique ceramic supplies.
New York Elegant Fabrics is located at 222 West 40th Street New York, NY
Koppers Chocolates is located at 39 Clarkson Street New York, NY
Dick Blick is located at 1 Bond St # A New York, NY
All In One Suppliers is located at 223 West 35th Street, New York, NY
The Compleat Sculptor is located at 90 Vandam Street New York, NY
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