A love of record stores inspired friends Matt Goias and Serge Becker to open this music-themed variety shop. Patrons can jam to the beats of reggae icon Bob Marley—spun from a retro DJ booth that also houses a 24/7 Internet-radio station, Radio Lily—while browsing through Caribbean-inspired T-shirts, jewelry and albums. The space is meant to resemble a 1960s Jamaican record store, with classic album covers from the era hung on the wood-paneled walls. Baubles from local jewelers such as That’s Mona ($75–$95) and Kaya Jackson ($47–$600) fill the front counter with unique designs, including Africa-shaped gold-wire earrings ($168) and multiband rings ($47). Women and men alike can scoop up tees emblazoned with "I Heart NY" ($35) and graphics from a Jimmy Cliff concert ($35), as well as stylish tops from a forthcoming Steven Alan collaboration. You’ll also find House of Marley headphones ($300) and earbuds ($40–$120) alongside vintage reissued records ($7–$200). Hungry customers can snack on Jamaican patties ($4), sweet treats ($6) and fruit juices ($7–$10) at Miss Lily’s Bake Shop and Melvin’s Juice Box, located at the back of the store.
Miss Lily’s Variety
|Venue name:||Miss Lily’s Variety||Contact:|
130 W Houston St
|Cross street:||at Sullivan St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St; C, E to Spring St|