Neighborhood Guide: West Village Shops

With pretty boutiques, unique gift stores and dream home-worthy decorations, the West Village offers the perfect blend of Madsion Avenue style and Soho hipness, minus the shopping masses. Come and browse in peace.

Updated: August 26, 2009

Gifts and More


Greenwich Letter Press

39 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

This charming card store wins over customers with a bit of humor, artistic skill and a 75-year-old letterpress.


Mxyplyzyk Inc

125 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

This eclectic neighborhood fave has gifts for absolutely everybody on your list.


Flight 001 Inc

96 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

Looking to leave the West Village for more exotic environs? This store has the coolest travel goods around.


The Pleasure Chest

156 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

A neighborhood institution, this cheeky sex shop has been supplying locals--and entertaining tourists--for many years.


Biography Book Shop

400 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

On a quaint stretch of Bleecker Street, this respite from the hustle and bustle of the West Village offers all kinds of books at discounted prices.


Cinema Classics

167 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Cinephiles flock to this tiny storefront for everything from the latest foreign-language indie to classic French New Wave masterpieces.


Clothing and Accessories


Castor & Pollux

238 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

Upscale West Village style gets a Brooklyn edge at this chic transplant from across the river.


Marc Jacobs

385 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

The Marc Jacobs accessories-only shop is always packed with tourists and locals alike looking through bins of everything from chic scarves to cute keychains.


Lulu Guinness

394 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

The queen of funky British bags sells her quirky wares in her only U.S. store.


Otte

121 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

Otte is hipper than most West Village boutiques, perfect for the woman who wants a feminine look with an edge.