Shopping in brick-and-mortar stores— including massive flagships, independent bookstores and stylish boutiques—is a fun part of life in NYC for visitors and locals. But staying away from crowds and practicing social distancing are crucial as we all navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. That presents a big challenge for retail in the City—but thanks to online shopping, you can still support local businesses in the five boroughs while doing your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are some of the stores that will ship a little piece of NYC right to your door (note that some businesses are taking orders but will not be processing and fulfilling until they are physically reopened; check the individual websites first):
Clothing and accessories
Wine and spirits
Coffee and tea
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