After 16 years of doing business in the East Village, this quirky gift haven moved down the street, doubling the size of its digs in the process. The brightly lit, well-stocked space now resembles Exit 9’s Brooklyn location, with tiled floors, backlit wall shelving and light-wood display tables teeming with merch that ranges from silly (bandages that look like bacon strips, $6; giant plush microbes, $9) to sleek (Eskuché metallic-finished padded headphones, $49–$149). Narwhal billfolds made from up-cycled neckties ($45) and Raaka beautifully packaged bars of unroasted stone-ground chocolate ($5–$9) make for great last-minute presents. Nab an Oxford four-setting picnic basket ($90) for alfresco outings, or some Voluspa candles in scents like pomegranate and white currant ($30) to keep your apartment smelling fresh.
|Venue name:||Exit 9||Contact:|
51 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–7:30pm, Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|