ABC Carpet & Home, Gramercy
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 473 3000
Concierge.com's insider take:
Despite the fact that the average New Yorker's apartment could generously be compared to a shoebox, the residents of Gotham sure do love their homewares. And nowhere do they more seriously indulge their passion for furnishings, light fixtures, rugs, antiques, draperies, and every kind of big-ticket tchotchke under the sun than at ABC Carpet & Home. Spread across multiple floors and two stores, the beautiful merchandising suggests little environments that could easily be transposed straight into a New York loft. Silk pillows, handblown glass, artfully scuffed French country furniture, delicate glass chandeliers—add several floors worth of exquisite rugs and floor treatments and you have the makings of a swoonworthy afternoon's shopping. The best part: They ship all around the globe. If you're looking for a bargain, you can make the trek up to their outlet store in the Bronx (1055 Bronx River Avenue, 718-842-8772).
Open Mondays through Thursdays 10 am to 3 pm, Fridays 10 am to 6:30 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm, and Sundays noon to 6:30 pm.