Comfort Inn Lower East Side
136 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 260-4141
Fax: (212) 260-9436
Since way back in 1937, the Cohen family has been selling discount sweets from this Lower East Side shop. After all these years, delighted devotees continue to come to Economy Candy to get their bulk candy, dried fruit and nuts. The store also has gourmet coffee and teas, sugar free candy and gift baskets. Just a few of the store's many individual items include dried apples, figs and apricots, chocolate bars, almonds, peanuts and walnuts. A great place for to find all of your favorite throwback candies, from Turkish Taffy to Charleston Chew, visitors return often to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Self Edge is a men's store for those who love denims and leather. You will be delighted to find denims for all ages and sizes and will fall in love with their leather accessories. Besides denims you can try their unique collection of clothing and jewelry by select Japanese designers and artisans. You can also order online from anywhere in the world through their online store.
Berlin 147 is a rather eclectic Lower East Side boutique peddles high fashion, vintage men's clothing, furniture, designs by the store's "artists in residence," and the owner's trendy own Metrovision men's line. The boutique itself is rather small, but every piece of clothing would feel right at home in New York's trendiest clubs, and are fairly highly priced as a result.
Yumi Kim's first flagship store, this Lower East Side boutique carries trendy apparel, accessories and shoes for women. Their creations have been sported by the likes of Carmen Electra, Kristin Cavallari and Sarah Hyland. The shelves are lined with some of the most stylish tops, jumpers and dresses to be found in the city. If you need advice, you must check out the selection of Kim's must-haves.
Annabelle is a chic boutique catering to women of all ages and sizes. You will find limited editions, designer jewelry, dresses, jackets, scarves, hats, whatever a girl wants, you name it and they have got it. The store celebrates womanhood and has a warm, pleasing and alluring aura to it. There is a bar near the cash counter so you can just sit, relax and gossip while you are there. Annabelle will surely give you a lingering experience.
Essex Street market has been around since the 1940s, when the Lower East Side was a neighborhood teeming primarily with immigrants. But now that artists and young urban professionals have started to gentrify the neighborhood, the Essex Street Market occupies a smaller space. However, independent vendors still peddle a wide variety of ethnic foods, ranging from Kosher meat and fish to Asian staples like tea and rice, as well as Latin American products.
This delightful and a radical bookshop, located on a hip Lower East Side block, specializes in women books, both new and used. It is also a fair trade cafe, and a center for activists. The wide and varied selection at Bluestockings Radical Books includes heartwarming and mainstream selections, as well as more edgy material like political diatribes. There are also health books, feminist mysteries, and numerous other genres represented. The store is designed for browsing comfort, with plenty of seating available. Bluestockings hosts book groups, readings and lectures, and a fair-trade cafe is located on the premises.
Hip, urban fashions have managed to keep this Lower East Side start up afloat, even as many other boutiques around it have come and gone. Prices may be a bit steep for the neighborhood, but every penny is well-spent on the trendy coats, pants, dresses, bags and hats available here.
Begun as a small optical shop, MOSCOT has transformed into one of the world's leading eyewear brands. The brand has several lines that have made waves because of their style quotient; MOSCOT Originals take inspiration from styles of the past; the MOSCOT Sun collection, with protective lenses, is perfect for a day out. But it's not all about fashion; the brand is equally invested in eyecare. You can visit them for an eye examinations and other vision-related issues.
Designer Dana Foley and stylist Anna Corinna have joined together and created this gorgeous and trendy Lower East Side boutique. Foley designs beautiful knit clothing for women, and Corinna finds the perfect vintage accessories to go with her partner's creations. Much less pretentious than any Soho boutique, the store has been carefully thought out and designed to the last detail; it is a pleasure to browse through and the comfortable vintage couch provides a soothing place to rest.
You will be more than happy to line up for the amazing smoked fish and fresh cream cheeses, nuts and dried fruits at this institution of a Jewish deli. Russ and Daughters has been on the Lower East Side since 1914 and is still going strong, partly because of the wide range of gourmet merchandise they squeeze into the little space, and partly because of the way they make every customer feel special.
Men looking for stylish streetwear will be doing themselves a favor by stepping into Coat of Arms. Established in 2006, this Lower East Side store has been responsible for the revival of the snapback hat trend. Known for its vintage style hip-hop clothing, this store has brought long-forgotten brands back in fashion. This store's creations have been featured on numerous magazine covers.