Designer Mark Seamon’s funky gift shop sprang to life in 1997, and while his hand-sewn bags—fashioned from colorful printed canvas and oil cloth—are still a big draw, casual shoppers fall hard for the world traveler’s Haitian and Mexican imports, and Day of the Dead decorations (skulls, faux flowers). Ken Brown postcards cost just a buck, and you’d be hard-pressed to leave without at least one Mark Seamon for Love Shine creation (like a tattooed messenger bag for $52).
|Venue name:||Love Shine|
543 E 6th St
|Cross street:||between Aves A and B|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 1–8pm; Fri, Sat 1–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|