NYC where-to-shop: Looking for everything from a kinda-butch personal shopper to conductive thread and adafruit electronic kits to soft-toys and game parts. Also jean restoration and foot massages. Specifics inside.
Travelling to NYC and need your best shopping recs.
I have absolutely no style, jeans and tees all the time, buttondown shirt for dressy. I am in my mid thirties and about thirty pounds overweight. What stores should I be looking at? Are there any with a personal shopping service who could make me dress properly but still within my comfort zone? Want to dress kinda cool, but not trying too hard or inappropriate for my age. Decent fit is priority.
Electronics / geekstuff:
Basically I want to buy the kind of stuff that is in the maker store and adafuits webbstore. I have already checked and adafruit won't sell from their office unfortunately, and my hotel won't let me have things shipped there. Conductive thread, Drawdios, little bots, POV-toys, FERROFLUID!!! You get the picture I think.
I am in contact with Denim Therapy about getting some jeans repaired/restored, but they have a two week turnaround. Do you know somewhere that does the same kinda work, but quicker?
Can I just pick up a "pay as you go" sim-card any old place like I can in Europe? Are they crazy expensive or like ten bucks? Is there any provider I should choose or avoid, we probably only want to call eachother and maybe stores or whatever. Free data would be wicked cool, but unexpected.
Recs for somewhere to get a footmassage or manicure or similar pampering after a day running around town. Somewhere that treats their staff well is important, but still at the budget end if possible.
I want to buy a buttload of dorky t-shirts like threadless, six-dollar-tees etc. Cheap and cheerful is the way to go here.
The only listed distributor of Squishables
doesn't answer their mail unfortunately, and neither do the boardgame store I contacted about replacement cards for Catan. Where should I go to satisfy my need for giant plushy narwhals and bazillion-sided-dice?
I could get around a lot of these retail problems if my hotel would let me ship. I gather that doing "general delivery" is not the best idea. There's some dude in like Brooklyn or something that will take in your packages, but he doesn't appear to have email. Any other suggestions for services that you can post to?
Totally feels like I am forgetting stuff I meant to pick your brains about, but any help on these would be great. I am mainly going to be on Manhattan I guess which might be worth mentioning.