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Flatiron District Shopping

Named after the Flatiron Building, one of the oldest, most recognizable structures in New York, with its unique "wedge shape" slicing the sky over 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, the Flatiron District is a cool neighborhood and popular shopping destination in Manhattan. Home to many well-known retail stores, including Ann Taylor, Victoria's Secret, Club Monaco, and Origins, the Flatiron District also features the iconic gold dome of the Sohmer Piano Building (1897), and the ever-colorful Museum of Sex.

ABC Carpet & Home

Prepare to be amazed by floor-to-ceiling luxury antique carpets and vintage furniture pieces. ABC Carpet & Home's Manhattan flagship store is a six-floor warehouse adorned with creaking hardwood floors, gigantic glittering chandeliers, and vaulted ceilings. Check out the satellite store across the street with three floors of rugs and carpets of every style and size, sold at considerably lower prices. Visit www.abchome.com/.

Academy Records

Flip through an endless collection of hard-to-find CDs, DVDs, and vintage vinyl. Academy Records specializes in obscure recordings of popular and unknown artists, offering the most comprehensive selections of jazz, classical, and opera music in New York City. Give yourself some time to rummage through their mountainous collection, and you just might find a priceless gem. Visit http://www.academy-records.com/.

Idlewild Books

Designed for travelers and jet-setters, complete with chairs salvaged from an old American Airlines terminal, this Flatiron District bookstore is a spacious second-floor shop in an 1880s-era home over 19th Street, just two blocks from Union Square. Filled with antique maps and globes, Idlewild specializes in travel and guide books, world literature, novels, poetry, cookbooks, foreign language publications, travel accessories, carry-on bags, and custom luggage tags. The store also regularly hosts readings, book signings, discussions, language classes, and a Flatiron Walking Tour. Visit http://www.idlewildbooks.com


Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company, renowned for its original prints and vibrant colors. The Marimekko NYC Flagship Store on 5th Avenue sells creative home décor, bags, accessories, and apparel. Designed by Japanese architects, this 4,000 square-foot space in the Flatiron District features airy white walls and hardwood floors, full of beautiful clothing and home products, from napkins to bikinis and dresses, as well as tons of unique fabric to make your own colorful creations. Visit https://www.marimekko.com.

Moore Brothers

Part of NYC's wine revolution, Moore Brothers Wine Company sells European boutique wines, sourced directly from artisan winegrowers and small producers in France, Italy, and Germany. The Moore Brothers import the wines themselves, so the juice is uniquely amazing. The friendly staff is always available for advice, tasting notes, and vineyard profiles, while the prices are fair, with plenty of bottles under $15. Visit www.moorebrothers.com