Tribeca is one of New York City’s most in-demand neighborhoods, boasting sky-high real estate prices, historic buildings, luxury lofts, and cobblestone streets. As an abbreviation for “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 area is also home to many boutiques and restaurants, giving pedestrians and shoppers tons to peruse while meandering the streets. The next time you’re in the nabe, stop by these six stores for a Tribeca shopping spree.
Shinola , 177 Franklin St
Based in Detroit, 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.
Best Made Company, 36 White St, Ground Floor
For any city dweller planning on a rustic retreat away from the Big Apple, a visit to the Best Made Company is a must. Behind every collection and style in stock, there’s a fascinating story as to how those products were sourced. The result? An eclectic array of pioneer-inspired goods like axes, cast iron skillets, camping tools, and outdoorsy apparel with a luxurious spin.
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. Some styles may cost a month’s rent, but others are quite reasonable for NYC – think $60 sneakers, a sleek weekend bag by Rains for $98, and chic raincoats for $130.
Pearl River Mart, 395 Broadway
Think of Pearl River Mart as Tribeca’s version of Chinatown. This Asian market stocks everything from home furnishings to fashion and has been a symbol of multiculturalism in New York City since 1971. For $30 a month, you can even subscribe to their bi-monthly “Friendship Boxes,” which will deliver thoughtfully-packed goodies like tea sets, cocktail accessories, beauty products, and travel essentials.
Pearl River Mart has an inspiring story too. You can read about the founders and families here.
Tribeca photo by Aude. Pearl River photo by the store. Mysterious Bookshop photo via Facebook.
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