Most relaxing shops

Restore yourself through shopping.

  • Coco de Mer

  • Muji Times Square

  • Muji Times Square

  • Saipua

  • Valley and Portia & Manny

Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer
You’ll find plenty of good vibes (ha!) at this haute British sex shop. If the boutique’s selection of sensuous massage oils and designer sex toys isn’t enough to alter your mood, consider the Sexy Love Sox, illustrating the body’s various erogenous zones ($15). 236 Elizabeth St between W Houston and Prince Sts (212-966-9069,

MiN New York
In addition to a meticulously curated assortment of men’s grooming tools, shaving creams, its eponymous line of facial and hair-care products, and goods by Nickel and D.R. Harris, this recently opened downtown apothecary also offers home fragrances by Dr. Vranjes (starting at $26) and a rotating collection of small antiques. And with its spare darkened-wood-and-brick decor, you’ll wish you could actually stay for a full shave and a haircut. 117 Crosby St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-206-6366,

Muji Times Square
Situated inside the pristine New York Times building, the Japanese lifestyle brand’s peaceful, glass-enclosed space makes an ideal spot for browsing the vast but refreshingly simple collection of blank notebooks and papers, shelving and organizers, kitchen supplies, linens and clothing. 620 Eighth Ave at 40th St (212-382-2300,

It’s a proven fact that fresh flowers have curative effects. Pick up a seasonal bunch and a bar of hand-cut soap in lively lemon geranium ($8) at this urban-rustic haven. 147 Van Dyke St between Conover and Van Brunt Sts, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-624-2929,

Valley and Portia & Manny
Adding some truth to the term retail therapy, this double-duty boutique and salon offers one-stop shopping for looking—and feeling—splendid. Browse the racks for chic vintage apparel from Portia & Manny before indulging yourself at the Valley with a soothing pedicure ($34), a skin-balancing facial (starting at $130) or your own supply of all-natural beauty products to take home. 198 Elizabeth St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-274-8985,

NEXT Best places to meditate

Best places to relax in New York City