6 Tribeca Shops to Check Out
Tribeca is one of New York City’s most in-demand neighborhoods, with its historic buildings, luxury lofts, cobblestone streets, and sky-high real estate prices. Also known as “Triangle Below Canal Street,” Tribeca is bounded by West Street, Canal Street, Broadway, and Murray, Chambers, or Vesey Street (the jury is still out on that one). The hip district is also home to many stores, boutiques, and restaurants, giving pedestrians and shoppers tons to browse while meandering the streets. The next time you’re in the area, stop by these six Tribeca shops.
Shinola, 177 Franklin St
Based in Detroit, Mich., Shinola began as a watch factory with the goal of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the city. Crafting American-made timepieces, the brand has expanded to also include custom bicycles, jewelry, handbags, and accessories for men and women. New Yorkers can shop the Shinola collection at their flagship store in Tribeca, which continues the tradition of producing bespoke goods of the utmost quality.
Korin, 57 Warren St
If you love Asian cuisine and cooking, stop by Korin for an incredible selection of fine Japanese tableware and chef knives. This shop specializes in the art of knife crafting, bringing traditional Japanese methods to the at-home chef. You’ll also find everything you need to make sushi, ramen, smoked meats, or to serve sake from the comfort of your own apartment.
The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St
It’s every mystery novel fan’s dream come true – a floor-to-ceiling bookstore dedicated entirely to mystery fiction. The Mysterious Bookshop opened in 1979 and has become the oldest mystery specialist bookshop in the country. While this is a great stop during any Tribeca shopping spree, you just might want to spend the entire afternoon browsing this impressive collection of limited editions and hard-to-find titles.
La Garconne, 465 Greenwich St
What’s a Tribeca shopping spree without a designer fashion fix? With a mix of well-known and emerging designers, you’ll find pieces from Barbour, Black Crane, Comme des Garcons, Harris Wharf London, and The Row in this minimalist, loft-inspired store. While some styles may cost a month’s rent, when La Garconne runs a sale, you could find a bargain––think platform boots for less than $200, a sleek tote bag for about $125, and chic trench coats for around $150.
Chambers Street Wines, 148 Chambers St
Wine lovers, no worries, there is an exceptional wine shop in Tribeca. Chambers Street Wines is consistently rated one of the best in the city, especially for organic, biodynamic, and artisanal wines. So don’t expect to find larger producers here. But if you’re on the hunt for a unique bottle, say, from France’s Loire Valley, Bordeaux, or Piedmont, Italy, you’ll probably have trouble choosing just one. The store’s website features an article section that is worth perusing too. There’s great info here––including this article about biodynamic wines–– for anyone interested in learning more about wine
Pearl River Mart, 452 Broadway
Though this beloved department store is technically located in neighboring Soho (just north of Canal), we have to include it in our where to shop in Tribeca list. Formerly in the neighborhood, Pearl River Mart’s flagship was a few blocks away at 395 Broadway until it closed earlier this year. This Asian market stocks everything from home furnishings to fashion and has been a symbol of multiculturalism in New York City since its opening in 1971. For $40 to $55 you can send one of their themed “Friendship Boxes,” which will deliver thoughtfully-packed goodies like tea sets, cocktail accessories, beauty products, and travel essentials. Can’t visit in person? Shop online. 🙂
Pearl River Mart has an inspiring story too. You can read about the founders and families here.
Tribeca photo by Aude. Mysterious Bookshop photo via Facebook. Pearl River photo by the store.
Plus, read about this special night at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival.