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Shopping in Greenwich Village: The best stores and boutiques

The best shops, clothing stores, food markets and boutiques for shopping in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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Shopping in Greenwich Village offers a great selection of stores, from an outpost of beloved vintage store Beacon's Closet, to kitchenware stores and pet boutiques.

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Vintage Thrift West
  • Shopping
  • Consignment store
  • West Village
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Guilt-free shopping surfaces in the West Village with this nonprofit thrift shop’s second store (the original is in Gramercy). Both donate all proceeds to the United Jewish Council of the East Side (ujces.org), which works to preserve the Lower East Side community. Sift through men’s and women’s clothing ($30–$600) hanging from reclaimed pipe racks, and browse accessories ($15–$400) displayed in an original Tiffany jewelry case. We spotted accessories such as Versace ($60) and Pucci ($80) neckties, Fendi leather handbags ($95) and Givenchy platforms ($100). The threads pack the same designer punch, with 1990s Betsey Johnson grunge dresses ($120) and a ’70s Yves Saint Laurent patterned blouse ($175). An Etro military jacket ($165) and vintage Nick Cave concert tee ($65) are highlights for guys.

  • Shopping
  • Sex shops
  • West Village

The PPB's main focus is on couples looking to invigorate their sex lives with props, potions or costumes. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the store carries a huge number of toys, starting with cheap bullet vibes and topping out with $100-plus extreme dildos. The company's been in business since 1972, which makes Pink Pussycat a trusted name for dommes and submissives alike.

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Market NYC
  • Shopping
  • Jewelry
  • West Village
  • price 1 of 4

Every weekend, more than 40 independent clothing and accessories designers set up shop at this bazaar, giving patrons the chance to buy a variety of unique wares direct from the makers at up to 30 percent off what they'd normally retail for in stores.

Aedes de Venustas
  • Shopping
  • Fragrance stores
  • West Village
  • price 3 of 4

You’ll be transported to Paris once you step inside this opulent bath-and-body shop. Rich burgundy carpets, gilded wallpaper, a gloriously huge chandelier and a mahogany desk that serves as the checkout area set the stage for the luxurious fragrances ($50–$300), candles ($20–$400), lotions, and soaps from brands like Diptyque and Annick Goutal. Curiosity cabinets house many of the store’s exclusives—the West Village outpost is the only location in the country to sell several items, including candles by Les Secrets Ladurée Paris.  

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The Leather Man
  • Shopping
  • Accessories
  • West Village

In operation since 1965, this friendly West Village institution sells all manner of fetish attire, as well as books, sex toys, magazines and plenty more.

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  • Shopping
  • Gifts and stationery
  • West Village
  • price 2 of 4

This stationery store—with exposed brick, cheerful floral wallpaper and a pink overhanging lamp—exudes West Village charm. It’s owned by sisters Amy Swanson and Beth Salvini, whose family has been in the printing biz for three generations, and nearly everything is designed in-house and produced on an old Gutenberg-style press. Aside from note cards and stationery, GLP also offers notebooks, rubber stamps, labels, gift tags and striking wrapping paper ($3–$5 a sheet).

  • Shopping
  • Boutiques
  • West Village
  • price 2 of 4

This vintage mecca has been peddling men’s and women’s clothing and accessories since 1978, serving clientele as diverse as Alexa Chung, Marc Jacobs and Cyndi Lauper. Owner Laura Wills travels the world, scouting eclectic finds that span the 1950s to the 1990s, and organizes clothing racks by decade. Do you need sunglasses from the ’70s? How about a royal-wedding T-shirt from the 1980s? Head upstairs to check out higher-end specialty garments like men’s Moschino printed suit jackets ($595) and Hattie Carnegie satin cap-sleeve dresses with beading ($895). The boutique is transformed into a Halloween showcase for the month of October, and since the staff is made up almost entirely of stylists, it's a great place to put together a complete period look, including the era-appropriate wigs and accessories.

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  • Shopping
  • Lifestyle
  • West Village
  • price 2 of 4

Sometimes you want a cigar for a fancy, celebratory occasion—and sometimes you just want to look like a badass. This clean, large shop has a range of cigars at different prices in its humidor room, and shopping there is as addictive as nicotine—you might come in for a single Nat Sherman and walk out with an additional three cigars, a pipe and flavored rolling papers to boot.

Kaas GlassWorks
  • Shopping
  • Antiques
  • West Village
  • price 2 of 4

Owner Carol Kaas offers up whimsical cottage decor at practical prices in her cozy shop, where you’ll find decoupage glass paperweights, plates and trays, all decorated with European marine and bird ephemera culled from 18th- and 19th-century prints. It’s all handmade by Kass’s small team of artisans at a nearby West Village studio.

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