Here is a list of some of the best home stores you can run to in New York City.
The best part about Chelsea Market is you can spend all day there, and manage to check off several items on your to-do list. There’s Anthropologie, where you can buy homey furniture that’s designed to make you and your guests comfortable. They’ve also got curtains, lighting, decor, and kitchen items from dinnerware to glassware to serveware. And when you’re done, you can re-energize at one of the dozen restaurants and shops.
http://www.chelseamarket.com; 75 9th Ave, New York, NY
The home items at John Derian are a little fancier and more expensive. They’ve got different kinds of basic furniture, as well as decoupage plates and platters. Their multi-piece wall hangings are worth checking out, too.
http://www.johnderian.com; 6 East 2nd St. New York, NY; Tel. (212)677.3917
If you prefer vintage pieces, Darr is the place to go, especially if you like the exotic and not-so-ordinary. They’ve got a bunch of taxidermy, antiques from the Little Princess era, and unique knick-knacks. It’s always fun to visit this place for the surprises you might discover browsing through the store.
http://www.shopdarr.com/; 369 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY; Tel. (718)797-9733
Founded in 1994 by Rayman Boozer, Apartment 48 fuses European influence and rural America roots. Where else can you find Marie Antoinette bookends, polka dot ceramic trays, a Taj Mahal decanter, and compass cufflinks in one space? They’ve got furniture, home decor, and a lot of cute kitchen decor, including magnetic measuring spoons, chalkboard mugs, and an elephant bottle opener.
http://www.apartment48.com/; Tel. (212) 807-1391
A&G Merch is a Brooklyn-based furniture shop that sells quality items well within any budget. They’ve got the usual furniture, including comfortable lounge chairs, sectional and sleeper sofas, as well as decor for the kitchen, office, and the entire space. This is far from the usual basic furniture and decor though. All their items have their unique, urban design with a tinge of youthful energy.
http://aandgmerch.com/; 111 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY; Tel. (718)388-1779