Best shops in Gramercy and Flatiron for fashion, decor and more

Whether you’re looking for a pair of jeans or a new sofa, start by browsing our list of the best shops in Gramercy and Flatiron.

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The upscale department stores that gave the Flatiron District its onetime nickname, Ladies’ Mile, have been gone for nearly a century. Today, the area is peppered with chain clothing stores, bookstores, tasteful home-decor stores, including ABC Carpet & Home, and one of the best hat shops in NYC.

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Dave’s New York

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Rugged guys looking for no-fuss, classic-Americana threads should beeline to this megastore, a bare-bones establishment that’s been family-owned since 1963. Many of Dave’s prices are cheaper than comparable stores; you can load up on Levi’s denim jackets ($60), relaxed-fit Carhartt carpenter pants ($38) and chambray work shirts ($32), or classic dungarees from Lee and Wrangler ($28–$32) without making a serious dent in your bank account.

  1. 581 Sixth Ave, between 16th and 17th Sts, 10011
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Paper Presentation

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Stationers, brides and DIYers all flock to this warehouse-like standby for custom invites and supplies for creating their own. Grab boxed cards ($10–$40), individual sheets of paper in a rainbow of shades (from $1), glassine envelopes ($5–$16) and tags ($3 and up) from its well-rounded stock.

  1. 23 W 18th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
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Fishs Eddy

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Walking into this Flatiron spot feels as if you’ve just stumbled upon the best stall at the flea market. Worn-wood shelves support stack upon stack of assorted rainbow-colored dishes ($1–$17), mismatched vintage china ($5–$23), toile teapots ($15–$39) and other kitschy kitchenwares. The amazingly cheap price tags make it worth battling the often-pressing crowds to stock up on assorted flatware ($1–$6 each) and glassware, including oversize stemless martini glasses ($6),

  1. 889 Broadway, at 19th St, 10003
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Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel

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This sister boutique to the Soho location is outfitting, accessorizing and entertaining the hippest of hip travelers. High ceilings, glass displays, and the cream-and-tan color scheme give the store an airy, elegant hotel feel, while the semi-circular marble cashier’s desk (originally from the New York Public Library) adds a piece of Manhattan’s roots. Though OC is based around the principle of bringing international brands to NYC (the store’s name was even inspired by the

  1. Ace Hotel, 1190–92 Broadway , between 28th and 29th Sts
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Limelight Marketplace

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The Episcopal Church–turned-’90s-superclub is now a minimall. The three-story haven boasts more than 40 shops, including Old Hollywood, Brocade Home and the first-ever Hunter store. Refuel after shopping with thin-crust pies at an outpost of famous Brooklyn pizzeria, Grimaldi's.

  1. 656 Sixth Ave, at 20th St
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Joe Fresh

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Canada’s cool, affordable Gapesque brand opened its first permanent U.S. store in Manhattan. The large space has a refined feel, with white walls, natural-oak details and minimalist metal racks displaying wardrobe staples for both sexes, such as women’s gold-buttoned peacoats ($99) and men’s crew-neck sweaters ($39). Ladies will also dig skinny cargo pants ($39), simple tank shift dresses ($39) and faux-sheepskin-lined aviator jackets ($69). Guys can grab slim-fit denim in

  1. 110 Fifth Ave, at 16th St
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The Bar at BaubleBar

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This popular online retailer of affordable jewelry ($10–$300) from New Yorkers Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky opens its first brick-and-mortar store, attached to the company’s headquarters. The space features white walls with lemon-yellow accents and goods artfully displayed on shelves, atop tray tables and hung in picture frames. Grab a gratis bottle of water and take a seat at the so-called bar, where you can try on chunky bib necklaces ($84), crystal-adorned skull

  1. 230 Fifth Ave, at 27th St, suite 610, 10001
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ABC Carpet & Home

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While it may seem like nothing in this inspiring home behemoth falls into the “budget” designation, the basement of the rug depot (west side of the street) offers a trove of carpet remnants, like a beautiful purple-inflected beige number (12x14 feet) for about $300, which can be cut to any size and bound—a customer recently had them re-create the shape of a bear. You can get natural fibers (jute, sisal) and broadlooms along with rug samples and overstock (most of which are

  1. 888 Broadway, at 19th St
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Union Square Wine & Spirits

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Taste 48 different wines via the store's tasting machine, and check out the many events that are hosted here. The international wines start at $10 and run the gamut up to a $1,200 bottle of French red. In the warmer months, keep an eye out for the Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé, a medium-bodied, food-friendly pour with layers of red fruit and citrus peel.

  1. 140 Fourth Ave, at 13th St
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JJ Hat Center

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Trad hats are back in the fashion spotlight, but this venerable shop, in business since 1911, is oblivious to passing trends. Dapper gents sporting the shop’s wares will help you choose from more than 2,000 fedoras, porkpies, caps and other styles on display in the splendid chandelier-illuminated, wood-paneled showroom. Prices start at $35 for a wool-blend cap.

  1. 310 Fifth Ave, between 31st and 32nd Sts, 10001
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