We all have someone on our list who is especially difficult to buy for—maybe they have it all, maybe they don’t seem to want anything, or maybe their tastes are impossibly hard to match. Luckily, Tribeca is home to some of the best shopping in the city, if not the country. Armed with our gift guide, you can leave The Woolworth Tower Residences confident you’ll find just the right gift for the pickiest, quirkiest, most offbeat minimalist on your list, all while enjoying the city’s unrivaled festivity.
Brookfield Place | 230 Vesey Street
Brookfield Place is a hub for well-known international fashion houses like Hermès, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta, and it’s also home to plenty of lesser-known shops where you might just stumble across the holy grail of gifts: something you’ve never seen before. New Stand, for example, calls itself a “boutique convenience” store and “has what you need right now, along with many other things you didn’t even know you needed (or existed for that matter!).” What exactly does that mean? It means that they have snacks and umbrellas for when you’re caught hungry and in the rain, but they also have an ever-rotating stock of fun, interesting pieces from artists and designers, a treasure trove for anyone searching for gifts. Brookfield Place is also home to places like Cos Bar, the luxury beauty retailer, and Oliver Peoples, the line of handcrafted eyewear. If you need a pick-me-up, swing by Laughing Man Coffee for a strong fair-trade cup.
A Uno Tribeca | 123 West Broadway
If you’re looking for a more personalized shopping experience, you’ll want to stop by A Uno Tribeca, which is just a short walk from your Tribeca condo. From the street, passersby are often struck by the mannequins in the oversized windows, each wearing of-the-moment looks that seem like they came right off the runway. The interior is even more of a treat, featuring clothing from a long list of sought-after designers. A wide range of tastes is represented, from the timeless shapes of Annette Görtz’s work to the imaginative colors of Moismont’s shawls. If you have anyone on your list who loves high fashion and is only satisfied with the best, stopping by A Uno Tribeca is a must.
Babesta | 56 Warren Street
Most parents will say that the last thing they need in their life is another toy to step on in the middle of the night, but if you find something high-quality and super cool, chances are, both parent and child will be happy. If you have a child or new parent on your list, Babesta is an excellent source for the kind of top-notch gear, clothing, decor, and toys that children will use again and again, as opposed to cycling through in a short season. Fans of Antarctic style will appreciate the Pink Penguin Sweatshirt, and tiny home cooks will love “shopping” at this Green Market Grocery. Babesta bills itself as a store “curated for cool city kids,” and we can see why. Who other than a New York City kid could truly appreciate this pizza pillow? Shopping at Babesta is a blast: you’re sure to find something that will surprise and delight the parents on your list, and that’s no small feat.
This guide will insure that you will find the best gifts this holiday season, all while staying in your very own neighborhood of Tribeca.