Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Getting Ahead of Things: X-Mas Shopping 2007
Behemoth Christmas Tree '06. This year will be bigger. I'm very competitive. Even with myself.
Though I don't take advantage of it as often as I should, I know New York City is a great place to find interesting stores, jewelry, clothing... what have you.
all across town trying to buy cool presents for people (and maybe one or two for myself) during my lunch break, which seems to steadily stretch from an 60 minutes to almost two hours. If it's slow, nobody cares.
Christmas is the one time I'm all about spending a lot of money and finding the most unusual gifts. Brooklyn has been a great source over the years, but one of my recent favorites is Edge*ny NOHO. Located on the ground level of the Louis Sullivan Building at 65 Bleeker Street, Edge is like a really cool indoor market. With a lot of jewelry. (Clothing and other accessories too.) I'm not gonna lie---it's a little annoying to navigate. You see, I hate talking to salespeople, and with 65 little shops... well, you do the math. But the minor frustrations are worth it when you walk out with a really unique piece (that usually ends up being fairly affordable).
WEDNESDAYS Through SATURDAYS: 12PM - 8PM
SUNDAYS: 12PM - 6PM
Closed MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS
The website lists all the participating designers. Here are few of my favorites:
J. Weber Jewelry
And if your day is dragging like mine, this might cheer things up:
Stella, mosaic-like on the other side of the shower door