Comfort Inn Times Square South Area
305 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 268-3040
Fax: (212) 268-3437
Completely unmarked save for a small letter board in the front window, Nepenthes is an ultra-trendy Garment District boutique catering to in-the-know fashionistas who chase after this cult-like Japanese brand. Nepenthes primarily deals in Engineered Garments, their signature label that has produced a rugged line of Americana wear. High quality plaid flannels and gleaming white work shirts with nacre snap buttons pair stylishly with durable raw denim jeans or breathable cotton khakis, each product sensibly priced to allow high fashion for less cash. A wide range of accessories are on offer as well, providing the finishing touch to your new look. Although the vast majority of Nepenthes' products are for men, there is a small section of clothing produced by FWL, a female alternative to Engineered Garments.
As the name suggests, this bookstore carries a wide variety of Polish language books for children and adults as well as Polish newspapers and magazines. The Polish American Bookstore & Art Gallery also stocks some lovely arts and crafts by Polish artisans. It is owned and operated by the Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, publishers of Nowy Dziennik, The Polish American Daily News.
Even though it measures just about 1 square mile (2.59 square kilometers), Garment District in Midtown is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Big Apple. Located between the Fifth Avenue and West Village area of Manhattan, the locality is best known for the large number of fashion labels and brands that are found here. Ever since the beginning of the 20th Century, it was this neighborhood that was home to several showrooms, warehouses and other production quarters, all dedicated to clothing and fashion, making New York the fashion capital of the country.
Since 1975, Egyptian designer Isaac Manevitz has hand-crafted alluring jewelry and belts that have become style statements in fashion circles. Drawing inspiration from Egyptian culture, his pieces prominently feature sculptural elements. The belts are crafted of fine Italian leather. The collection is available in various themes like Vintage, bridal and Bohemian. The showroom is located next door to his factory on 38th Street and is only open for specific events like discount sales. One can shop the entire collection online on the website.
Shop at one of the world’s top-rated shopping streets for antiquated pieces of home decor, clothing, jewelry and furniture. The crowd that comes here to shop on a normal day includes artists, art collectors and celebrities who look for a rare piece of treasure, or a black and white photograph. The stretch is, not surprisingly, very touristy, but the vendors are friendly and not really pushy. Located near Times Square, the market is open on all Saturdays and Sundays; note the clause: favorable weather.
Simplicity is the hot trend right now, and at the Utility Canvas this is the mantra. Here, you can find the simplicity of plain canvas brought alive. Everything in the store is made from canvas. A soft canvas is used for clothing such as dresses, coats, shirts and aprons. The bags, such as portfolios, backpacks and travel bags are practical and fashionable, as are the bed covers and shower curtains. Since canvas is an incredibly durable material, these items should last for a very long time.
Superman, Batman, X-Men and Wonder Woman-they all there at Midtown Comics, a well-stocked and thoroughly enjoyable place for comic collectors to congregate in Midtown. Besides having a good stock of DC, Image, Marvel and Dark Horse comics, the store maintains comic books from the growing legion of independent artists. There are also adult comics, magazines, and books suitable for young readers. Statues, action figures, masks, costumes, toys and models are all available.
Champs Sports specializes in athletic footwear, and also has an impressive range of athletic apparel. This store caters to men, women and children and stocks brands like Foot Locker, Eastbay and Footaction. The store has outfitted many celebrities, from footballers like Tiki Barber to rappers like Snoop Dogg.
Probably the classiest gift shop in New York City, Theater Circle sells items of interest to the serious Broadway lover. The store is decorated with wood paneling and chandeliers and stocks books, posters and CDs from Broadway shows past and present. The store does carry stuff of interest to the tourist, like T-shirts, toys and posters, but it also serves the theater community with books, scripts, librettos and sheet music. Theater Circle counts many Broadway actors, directors and musicians among its clientele.
This store (formerly located near the Bryant Park Hotel on 41st St.) specializes in magazines of all types, from fashion to motorcycles, design and sports, this is a one-stop shop to purchase any zine, whether it is in-stock or not. The owners are extremely friendly and will order anything on the planet that is published and will even send it to you direct. There is a large selection of foreign-language magazines as well as many one-of-a-kind books that you will not be able to find anywhere else at such a great price.
The Hershey's Store at Times Square is less of a candy store and more of an amusement store. When you are strolling across Broadway, the gigantic props that grace its exterior are not only hard to miss but they are also enough to beckon you inside this candy heaven. From the classic chocolate sauce to various shapes and sizes of candies, peanut butter and more, everything can be found inside this trove of sweetness. If you are in New York, the Hershey's Store should not be missed at any cost. Splurge to your heart's content, after all its Hershey's; your childhood friend!
Like a giant remainder bin, this Midtown music and video store sells a little bit of everything. Jazz, hip-hop and rap selections are plentiful on both CD and vinyl. If you are looking for a specific item you may not find it at Rock & Soul, but you might end up discovering something else. The store also sells electronics and DJ equipment, including turntables and mixers.