15 Stylish Gifts You Can Only Get in New York

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Fashion Editor17 November 2017

Named after a prominent 19th century family, Bleecker Street has a rich cultural history that is quintessentially New York. Connecting the West Village to the East Village via the Bowery, as well as being a hub for famous literary, music, and food landmarks, Bleecker Street is famous for being a bohemian paradise.

In an effort to reinvigorate the 20 blocks that make up Bleecker Street, where rocketing rent is taking a toll on local businesses, The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce has organized a special shopping event, #ShopBleecker. On November 18, #ShopBleecker will become a retail experience that captures the history and spirit of the famed neighborhood. At this event, shoppers will be able to find holiday gifts that you can only get in New York. Moreover, shoppers get to enjoy a retail experience that can only go down in the Big Apple.

Courtesy of ShopBleeker

On #ShopBleecker Day, shoppers will not only be able to earn raffle tickets, but also some sweet #ShopBleecker swag including limited edition tote bags featuring the work of local artist Kazuya Morimoto, shopping bag key chains, and ornate pens. Plus, keep an eye out for these 15 gifts, that capture New York and this historical hood. Deals vary per store, but for best prices, check out the November 18th event. Mention #ShopBleecker for deals through November and beyond.

1.) Peacock Eyelashes, Kryolan Professional Make-Up

Nothing says the West Village like these fabulous and flamboyant eyelashes. Kryolan is a makeup artist’s dream store, as the professional goods you’ll find here are the same ones used on editorial and film industries.

Peacock Eyelashes | Courtesy of Kryolan

2.) Crystal Encrusted Safety Pin, Alexis Bittar

New York is a melange of punk and pretty, an aesthetic that’s captured in this unique crystal encrusted safety pin. Enjoy free cocktails at Alexis Bittar at the #ShopBleecker event.

Crystal Encrusted Safety Pin | Courtesy of Alexis Bittar

3.) Tailorless Dojo, 7 For All Mankind Jeans

Shop all kinds of denim looks, like these classic vintage style jeans. This pair is a brand best-seller for the added stretch and nostalgic wash.

Tailorless Dojo in Wall Street Heritage | Courtesy of 7 For Mankind

4.) 413 BLKR Blush, Nars

This product line is named for Bleecker Street, and is downtown inspired. Pigmented to enliven any complexion this blush does the trick in a New York minute.

Blush 413 Bleecker | Courtesy of Nars

5.) Bamboo Scarf in Plaid, Cariloha Bamboo

Fabricated from eco-friendly and oh-so-soft viscose bamboo, this scarf provides a luxe and warm experience to your outerwear.

Bamboo Scarf in Plaid | Courtesy of Cariloha Bamboo

6.) Beauty Elixir, Caudalie

This award-winning formula is a favorite of New York’s most celebrated make-up artists. Plus, enjoy free mini-facials at the #ShopBleecker event, courtesy of Caudalie.

Beauty Elixir | Courtesy of Caudalie

7.) Flower Check Jacquard Maya Jacket, Orla Kiely

This blazer is perfect all the female executives who have to dash from the boardroom to the ballroom this holiday season.

Flower Check Jacquard Maya Jacket | Courtesy of Orla Kiely

8.) Body Illustration Makeup Palette, Kryolan Professional Make-Up

If you’ve ever dreamt of painting your body like the performers in Times Square, this professional 18-set palette is a must. After drying, the makeup is smudge and waterproof.

Body Illustration Makeup Palette | Courtesy of Kryolan

9.) Baly Bis Cashmere Sweater, Zadig & Voltaire

If you’re looking for love in the New York dating scene, then your search ends here. Who needs a significant other when this sweater that gives all the feels. Plus, the more you spend at Zadig & Voltaire, the more free swag you collect as part of the #ShopBleecker event.

Baly Bis Cashmere Sweater | Courtesy of Zadig & Voltaire

10.) Roger + Gallet Perfume Set, Village Apothecary

You don’t have to travel to Paris to score this intensely fragrant perfume line. You just have to check out the famed Village Apothecary, a West Village institution for over 25 years.

Roger + Gallet | Courtesy of Village Apothecary

11.) Black Motorcycle Boot, UMA | Raquel Davidowicz

As the temperatures drop, you’ll need to update your footwear to find adventure in one of the most walkable cities in the world. These sleek yet rugged motorcycle boots will do the trick.

Black Motorcycle Boot | UMA Raquel Davidowicz

12.) Lip Service, Rituals

Treat your lips with this luxe hydrating balm at Rituals, a high-end beauty destination. Plus, score travel size perfumes at the #ShopBleecker event.

Lip Service | Courtesy of Rituals

13.) Tudor Rose Print Concertina Satchel, Paul Smith

This fall was so balmy there may indeed be some roses growing as New Yorkers await the first snowfall. And when it does, this rose print satchel will remind you of warmer times.

Tudor Rose Print Concertina Satchel | Courtesy of Paul Smith

14.) Kayu- Jen Clutch, Sunni Spencer

White stones accent this straw clutch, to make a statement at all your holiday soirees.

Kayu- Jen Clutch | Sunni Spencer

15.) Roux Jungle Dress, Zadig & Voltaire

Stomp the concrete jungle in this aptly named dress, that can be worn over tights or with a pair of thigh high boots. Plus, the more you spend at Zadig & Voltaire, the more free swag you collect as part of the #ShopBleecker event.

Roux Jungle Dress | Courtesy of Zadig & Voltaire

This map shows you where to find all the above Bleecker Street retail destinations.