After last week’s local shopping guide for the Anglophile, we’re crossing the globe to cover our favourite concrete jungle: New York City. Known for its subway system, the hustle and bustle of Times Square and its impressive city landmarks, NYC is more than meets the eye. If you are not planning to swing by the Big Apple, ShopandBox our top things from NYC now, with the help of our Boxers:
Artist Palette Coasters, Fishs Eddy, USD9.95, + Add To Wishlist: Ask any Big Apple local and where you can find quirky home and kitchen essentials and they will likely point you towards Fishs Eddy. Contrary to its name, the store wasn’t founded (nor inspired) by a fish market. Its name was inspired by a small hamlet located in the Catskill Mountains upstate, and if you’re into creatively-designed tableware, check out its astounding range online. Fishs Eddy has previously collaborated with major brands too including Pantone and Cynthia Rowley for limited edition ranges. Our pick this week is this Artist Palette Coaster that would make the prettiest additions to your table when you’re hosting a meal.
Andy Warhol Soup Cans Salt & Pepper Shakers, MoMA Design Store, USD125, + Add To Wishlist: Scoring something from the MoMA Design Store is a must-do if you’re visiting NYC. Or, if you’re not, shop from its online store easily. What makes MoMA’s Design Store stand out from the rest is its well curated assortment of products. There are eight criteria that each item needs to pass to be a “good fit” with the store’s vision. In a nutshell, whatever you’re getting from here is a work of art and well-made/designed in every way. Case in point, these salt and pepper shakers are referenced from Andy Warhol’s iconic artwork, the Campbell’s Soup Cans.
Great Jones Williams Hoodie, Kith, USD140, + Add To Wishlist: Founded back in 2011 by Ronnie Fieg, Kith is one of the more popular NYC-based multifunctional brands that you can shop from if you’re into the premium, street-chic lifestyle. Whilst it offers other brands (apparel and footwear included), Kith also has its own in-house label clothing, including athleisure-inspired hoodies and sweatshirts that tailor to the urban, hip crowd.
Smoke and Grill Seasoning Set, Greenpoint Trading, USD35, + Add To Wishlist: Barbeque enthusiasts would love what Greenpoint Trading Co. has to offer. This Brooklyn-based brand is known for its creative offerings in the spice market, with delectable seasonings of all sorts are available to shop from its online store. One of its standout sets is the Smoke And Grill Seasoning Set, with a coffee rub, an all-purpose seasoning powder that has paprika, salt, garlic, onion, celery powder and more, and a roasted garlic pepper seasoning. Perfect for your next BBQ cookout.
Bespoke Custom Blend, Brooklyn Roasting, USD15, + Add To Wishlist: You can’t say you’ve gone to Brooklyn without trying Brooklyn Roasting Company’s coffee. Known for its well-sourced and sustainable coffees from across the world, the roastery also sells coffee (either coarsely ground or in whole beans) if you’re interested in brewing your own cup from the comfort of your home. We suggest the Bespoke Custom Blend, a medium-roast blend from Colombia and Guatemala.
2nd Avenue Tote Bag, NY Transit Museum Store, USD17.5, + Add To Wishlist: NYC is likely the only place that you can find knick-knacks solely dedicated to its transportation system. Shop from NY Transit Museum Store and you’d know what we mean. Founded to support the New York Transit Museum’s exhibition, the stores actually generate about 20% of the museum’s operating revenue. Find items that feature historic iconography of New York’s subways, busses, tunnels and more in the form of bags, apparel and collectibles.
Chocolate Covered Salt Caramels, Nunu, USD8, + Add To Wishlist: Nunu is one of NYC’s more popular chocolate shops, and is recognised for its decadent hot chocolate — what we couldn’t give to have a cup! But if you aren’t making a trip to the Big Apple anytime soon, try its bestseller, the chocolate covered salt caramels to satisfy your cravings. These caramels are sprinkled with Fleur de Sel for a salty nuance.
Bone China Paper Cup, Tiffany & Co., USD95, + Add To Wishlist: Iconic jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. has a range of home accessories that you can shop from its USA store. From silver candle holders to decorative photo frames, you can deck your home out stylishly with its wares. A tongue-in-cheek item we’d love to have is this cups that are inspired by the paper coffee cups used only in Tiffany & Co. stores across the globe — in bone china, no less!
Dreamer bag, Coach, USD495, + Add To Wishlist: We’re fairly certain that USA is the cheapest place for you to score a Coach bag – no surprises there given the brand’s rich American heritage. Get on the trendwagon with Coach’s latest addition, the Dreamer bag. Recently unveiled during New York Fashion Week Fall 2018, the glovetanned leather bag is “inspired by romantics and the endless possibilities of New York City”, and boasts three compartments to store all your essentials.
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