Husband and wife Mark and Agnes Szlendak maintain that every item carried in their three Manhattan locations “must make customers smile.” In the year they’ve been in business, the couple (hailing from Poland) has curated a collection of local and international products with a focus on home decor—but you won’t find these kitschy housewares in your typical Bed Bath & Beyond. The Upper West Side spot is Maxiga’s largest yet at 1,000 square feet, and features cheerful, orange-accented displays of colorful tchotchkes. Novelty items up for sale include David Weeks’s animal head–shaped chip clips (set of three $13), Diva rubber duckies that are dressed to the nines ($16) and Karlsson colorful acrylic pinwheel clocks ($125).
|Venue name:||Maxiga CLOSED|
|Cross street:||between 79th and 80th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9:30am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|