How to Support NYC Shops While You’re Staying In During Social Distancing staff

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):

McNally Jackson. Photo: Will Steacy

MoMA Design Store. Courtesy, The Museum of Modern Art

Courtesy, Amarcord Vintage

Kings County Distillery. Photo: Valery Rizzo

Rough Trade. Photo: Brittany Petronella

Bellocq. Photo: Jen Davis

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