The New Yorker’s stylish streak doesn’t end with their outfits. Enter any Big Apple abode, and you’ll discover a treasure trove of fashionable furniture, décor, and more. To get the look for yourself, make the best homeware stores in Manhattan, New York City, your second home.
Design Within Reach
In 1998, Design Within Reach was the first company to make modern designs accessible to all. Two decades later, connoisseurs of the classics still choose DWR (which was acquired by Herman Miller in 2014) for pieces by iconic brands like Eames and Le Corbusier.
Courtesy of Housing Works Thrift Shop | credit: Julie Turkewitz
In-the-know design lovers swear by Housing Works Thrift Shop, a charity-run chain selling vintage and antique furniture that looks and does good. Here, you can feel proud of your purchases, which might include a mid-century sculpture or a vintage Oriental rug, and whose proceeds benefit New Yorkers battling HIV/AIDS and homelessness.
The pricy playfulness (think decorative objects resembling pharmaceuticals and reversible Peruvian rugs) at Jonathan Adler is worth every penny. Adler’s background as a ceramicist is apparent in items like sleek sofas, museum-worthy floor lamps, and banana-shaped vases.
Make every day a special occasion with help from event planner-turned-home goods purveyor Jung Lee. At her loft-like NoMad store, Lee has amassed a collection of silver-plated three-tier dessert stands, cashmere fur throws, and agate bookends. In other words, it has everything you need to make a night in feel like a blowout.
ABC Carpet & Home has come a long way since it first opened as a carpet shop in 1961. Now a mainstay of New York’s design scene, the store is a one-stop shop for everything from matcha bamboo coasters to hand-spun merino wool throws to 1920s-inspired daybeds, all sourced with attention to sustainability and fair-trade practices.
Eccentric New Yorkers (so, all of them) find their whimsy fix at Fishs Eddy. Kitchen accessories are the main event here, where toothpick holders resembling mini mason jars, ice cream cone-shaped cups, and bamboo bagel tongs (really) line the shelves.
At your favorite Manhattan museum, offerings don’t end with art alone. At MoMA Design Store’s two locations, a curated selection of modern goods includes high-tech air purifiers, spoon-fork hybrids designed for consuming ramen, and furniture by the likes of Ray and Charles Eames.
Get your apartment Pinterest-ready with a visit to Canvas Home, where everything from napkin rings to furniture is accounted for. However, its dishware has made Canvas a cornerstone of Manhattan’s home shopping scene for the past 10 years. Here, Moroccan tea glasses, vintage-inspired stoneware, and dishes in Wes Anderson-approved shades of pea green and soft pink make waking life dreamy.
Since 1980, Japanese shoppers have relied on Muji for streamlined yet stylish lifestyle goods. With the opening of Muji’s 12,000-square-foot U.S. flagship in 2015, Japan’s go-to for aroma diffusers, walnut benches, heat-resistant glassware, and more became a New York City standby as well.
Visit your favorite digital marketplace offline at Tictail’s Manhattan address. Independent creators from around the world contribute to Tictail’s stock, which includes handmade tapestries, rope baskets, buffalo hide aprons, and more finds to lend your home a well-traveled vibe.
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