Since June 2009, this elegant gift shop inside Grand Central Terminal’s Lexington Passage has allowed snail-mail enthusiasts to grab refined greeting cards ($5–$10) before catching a Metro-North train. Owners Douglas Duncan and Michael Schultz’s love for paper and independent designers (the two previously owned a Brooklyn wholesale stationery company, Motel Deluxe) shines through in their curated collection, featuring leather-bound Barbara Wiggins journals ($55), John Derian hand-decoupaged glass paperweights ($67) and Oblation Papers & Press telegram-like cards etched with soy-based ink (eight for $21). The boutique also houses whimsical vintage-inspired goods, such as spools of metallic thread spun in France circa 1930 ($30), Elizabeth W. magnolia-scented soaps ($12) and Beehive Kitchenware Co. zinc-and-nickel–plated bottle openers engraved with the phrase you’re intoxicating ($25).
Grand Central Terminal, 87 E 42nd St
|Cross street:||at Park Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|