We will be coming to New York City over Columbus Day weekend and I find myself with some free time to do some shopping. I would like to know about a) men's online retailers with a brick-and-mortar NYC presence and b) your finest vintage shops. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Sep 10, 2013 -
Is there anywhere in NYC I can go to browse through scrap metal and parts? I'm looking for broken machine parts or empty metal cases or just scrap steel, but not car parts. I've tried Film Biz Recycling and BuildItGreenNYC, but would like larger more useless items than what they carry.
posted by edbles
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I'm in NYC and would like to shop at establishments that give their retail and service workers a living wage and benefits. I'd also like to avoid the most egregious workers' rights offenders. Can you help me compile a list? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated
on Jul 22, 2013 -
Where can I get a cheapish sports bra in Manhattan? I'm currently near 60th street and 6th ave. Bonus points for a pair of throw away shorts/tshirt. I'm staying in Newark for the night (flight leaves ewr in the morning), so I don't want to go too far. [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld
on Jul 2, 2013 -
How does one do food shopping and eat healthily on a very constrained budget in Manhattan?
I'm looking for resources: specific stores that have 'dented' food items, websites for good local deals, etc. [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron
on Jun 28, 2013 -
I'm going to be in NYC soon. I buy a lot of import (read: straight from Shenzen) photography junk (stands, lens hoods, macro rails, Benro tripods/heads, LED lights, etc). All cheap and low-ish quality.
I buy this stuff on eBay and it is almost always coming from Shenzen or NYC/Jersey. If I wanted to see stores or kiosks full of it, where should I look?
posted by fake
on Mar 20, 2013 -
Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola
on Sep 24, 2012 -
please send me your favorite maxi dresses (i guess that's not really a question). [more inside]
posted by sabh
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Dress shopping in NYC: if I only want to spend $40-$100 on dresses, where should I be shopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Mar 28, 2012 -
Where do the more fashionable young men in NYC get their slacks? I need some nice pants and I don't want to look like my father. Where can I get some fashionable, slimmer, non-break, pants in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Feb 16, 2012 -
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Dec 28, 2011 -
I have nothing to wear to a black tie wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm on a tight budget. Where in NYC can I find a fabulous, perhaps second hand, long dress for less than $150? [more inside]
posted by paindemie
on Nov 14, 2011 -
I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating! [more inside]
posted by carmenghia
on Aug 29, 2011 -
For all its niceties, the downside of internet shopping is that its sometimes hard to just find an actual store that has what you want. I want a straw hat for the beach this week (yay vacation!), and want to find the store in NYC has the best in-store selection. I am a guy.
I need to try them on, because my face and head are unforgiving of hat's that just don't work. I'm not even sure of the exact style will fit me best. I can look real bad or totally ok easily.
Would like to spend under $100... where should I look, fine folks?
posted by shimmer
on Aug 7, 2011 -
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. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Jun 30, 2011 -
What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 28, 2010 -
I'm trying to outfit my organization with a tiny science lab, but don't know everything I'll need or where to buy it! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Jan 15, 2010 -
I need an antique (or sufficiently vintage-y-antiqu-y styled) trunk for my living room. Problem: every piece I've seen to has been too big, too worn, too ugly, or too expensive. Where would I find stores/markets/fairs/dealers in the NYC metro area that might carry such trunks? I got a zipcar, so I can tool around the tri-state area. Insanely detailed requirements follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Where in New York can I buy some of that nice-but-inexpensive non-blingy street stall jewelery? Today, that is. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Dec 22, 2008 -
I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift
to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Dec 18, 2008 -
Ruffly panties online, or in NYC? i.e. cute, classy panties/bras/corsets/etc that won't break the bank. Victoria's Secret falls apart pretty fast, in my experience. Looking for something a step up, but not ridiculously expensive or (on the other hand) trashy. At the very least, how much should I be looking to spend on such a thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Floating shelves: Where in NYC?
I'm looking for 2 floating shelves 2ft long by 6 inches deep, in NYC, and I'm stumped. Ikea's are too long, West Elm doesn't have them, where else to look? The cheaper, the better.
posted by cestmoi15
on Jul 26, 2008 -
ElectronicsHobbyistFilter: Where can I browse around for and buy small electronic components (microswitches, capacitors, etc.) in New York City? Radio Shack no longer appears to carry this kind of stuff (in New York anyway) [more inside]
posted by frieze
on Jul 16, 2008 -
NYCFilter: I'm in NYC for training for another 36 hours or so, and would like to find a nice, but not-too-expensive anniversary gift for my wife before I head home. Where should I go? Specific stores or general areas, either one. [more inside]
posted by jferg
on Mar 12, 2008 -
I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Nov 19, 2007 -
I'm heading to NYC (financial district) on business next week. I'll only be there for 3 days, but my wife's birthday is immediately following. What should I buy locally for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by ceberon
on Oct 26, 2007 -
I'm tall (6'4"), I'm skinny (195lbs), and I need a black suit jacket before the end of the day today (I have the pants, but I'll buy new ones if need be). Obviously the time constraint eliminates any kind of custom garment. Basically, I need to know what stores I should be looking at in New York City -- I like a closer, more European fit, and I don't want to break the bank. First stop is H&M, but I'm not optimistic about what I'll find there. Other suggestions?
posted by logovisual
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Need recommendations for places to try on wedding dresses this weekend in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ml98tu
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Does the Century 21 store in Lower Manhattan have a men's dressing room these days? [more inside]
posted by doift
on May 25, 2007 -
Recently in the New York Times, there was an article here
about where to buy no-frills kitchen equipment in New York. What are some other stores/types of stores like this in New York for bulk/no-frills/cheap essentials?
Specifically does anyone know of a place to get cheap and generic computer parts and cables? Or Audio/Video cables?
posted by idledebonair
on May 23, 2007 -
Tax Free Shopping in NYC. I'm visiting New York for ten days starting Boxing Day (woo!), and I'm wondering if it's a good time to sell my black MacBook here (in the UK) and pick up a 15" MacBook Pro in the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 4, 2006 -