This shop is like Toys “R” Us for adults. The futuristic space offers the newest electronics, cool gadgets and fun tchotchkes from around the world. Explore the headphones selection by trying on one of the high-end brands, like the popular Zumreed line that comes in a range of punchy colors ($40–$60). Check out the best-selling Bandai Gun o’Clock ($90), an alarm clock with a pop-up target and toy gun—so when that dreaded sound goes off in the wee hours of the morning, just reach for the gun and shoot the damn thing. More playful items include limited-edition Mimobot Star Wars–themed memory drives ($46), Kikkerland robot pencil sharpeners ($13) and disappearing glow-in-the-dark graffiti paint from Suck UK ($66).
The West Village stretch of Bleecker Street may have morphed into a mini Madison Avenue, but non-chain stores still give the neighborhood that downtown-cool charm. From indie beauty-supply stores to quaint gift shops, our guide to the best shops in the West Village points you to our local favorites for fashion as well as one-offs selling everything from books to glow-in-the-dark graffiti paint. In case you accidently spend too much money on vintage dresses and U.K. jewels, there are plenty of places to grab cheap eats in the ‘hood, once the shopping fatigue sets in.
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