Recently Opened Shops
by Time Out New York contributors, 09/25/2012
Photo: Laura Rodriguez/Ryan Parker
488 Amsterdam Ave., 646-998-3002, Upper West Side, Manhattan
Sylvia Parker worked as a buyer at the American Folk Art Museum and at South Street Seaport gift shops before opening this eco-friendly boutique. The funky space, which is decorated with no-fume paints and bamboo shelves, is packed with locally made, handcrafted, sustainable and fair-trade items ($2–$350). Unique finds include Peekeeto greeting cards ($4 each), vintage hankies ($5), Mushmina handmade Moroccan tote bags ($88) and Dconstruct recycled-resin cuff bracelets ($34). You’ll also find eclectic home goods, such as vintage floral quilts ($200), Kiel Mead for Areaware wall hooks made of painted New York driftwood ($25) and GreenTree Home beeswax Buddha-head candles ($36).