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Holiday gift guide 2009

A dozen independent NYC retailers choose their best bets for this year's holiday season.

  • AC Gears

  • Phantom guitar

  • Good as gold

  • Sound and vision

  • Creepy crawlers

  • Ring my bell

AC Gears

Photographs: Caroline Voagen Nelson and Cinzia Reale-Castello


AC Gears
Not sure what to get for your tween? We understand. Thankfully, this trendy minichain offers the hottest imported gadgets, toys and tech accessories for Japanophiles and music lovers. Staffers will point you in the right direction if you’re not down with these types of products yourself. *69 E 8th St between Greene St and University Pl (212-260-2269, acgears.com); *106 Greenwich Ave between Jane and 14th Sts (212-741-2106, acgears.com).

YoyaMart | Mini Jake | Enchanted | Kidding Around
Kisan Concept Store | A Time for Children | AC Gears | Boomerang
Babesta | Blue Ribbon General Store | Fred Flare | Mxyplyzyk




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