Over the weekend, one of my former Pulpster colleagues (Hey Nicole!) sent me a Facebook message:
"Hey Miss Bev! I hope you're well I've started to get into the Christmas mood and realized that there is no place like Pulp for finding Christmas cards (and other xmas gems... handerpants!) do you have any suggestions online or in NY where I can get packs of cards similar to what was at Pulp? Let me know!"
Ahhh... handerpants... those were the days.
Anyway, I've written here and here about two NYC stores that probably have GREAT holiday cards, but I don't know for sure who else carries the most super fabulous mix of quirky, sweet, and naughty designs all in one place. I need some help from you, friends; where do YOU go in New York to buy your cards? Sent me a tweet (@papertraveler) and I'll post!
In the meantime, here are some good stores that I know and think you should check out, regardless.
(Photo, Exit 9 Gift Emporium)
51 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
127 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
With stores in the East Village and Brooklyn, you'll find lots of funny, kitschy, and useful products for your friends and family. I would always bump into the buyers at the Stationery Show -- I think we were buying from the same companies -- so please check them out, I think you'll have a good time.
(Photo, Greenwich Letterpress)
39 Christopher Street (Between Waverly Place and 7th Avenue)
New York, New York 10014
In addition to designing their own cards and invitations, the owners of Greenwich Letterpress stock very cool, sweet cards and gifts.
(Photo, Corinne Durand - New York Magazine)
245 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
b/t Ludlow St & Orchard St
I'm not sure what kinds of holiday cards Top Hat sells, but I've seen their wholesale company, Sweet Bella, at the gift shows... I can tell you I want practically everything they sell, especially the Life notebooks and writing papers, and the MT washi tapes.
I wanted to write about another wonderful store I've visited in the past, Cog & Pearl, but it looks like they have been closed for awhile due to a fire. Yelp states that the store is slated to open on December 31; does anyone know anything more?
So, dear Nicole and friends, here are a few choices. Tweet to let me know -- or remind me -- which card & gift stores are must-sees before the holidays!