Hello friends, old and new, most of you know us as your go to gift experts since 1985. Since we have been located in the heart of the East Village so long, we have really seen it all. From new neighborhood shoppes, pop-up places to eat and drink, to the ever changing trends of the oh so fashionable. We thought you might be curious about our likes and dislikes. (We've got a lot!) Stay tuned on what we think is blog-worthy.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


After a almost 30 years at 115 Avenue A, we have now relocated to 64 Avenue A between 4th and 5th streets.  Though it's definitely bittersweet to leave our original home, we are really excited to be at our new Alphabets home!

Come by and check it out!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Shiny, New and Exciting!!!

Okay, okay, okay..... So there hasn't been a blog post for.... a while!  So sorry!!!!

But there is exciting news!

We've opened a new location on Avenue A!!!!!  Just a couple of doors over from our sister store, Lancelotti Housewares, at 64 Avenue A (between 4th and 5th streets). 

Come visit us! Come in, say hi, and check it out!!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tokyo Milk back in stock!

Everyones favorite perfume is back in stock! Tokyo Milk has all of our favorite "objects to desire" with amazing soaps, lip balms, candles, and body sprays. Effective products with stunning packaging that always fun to show off.  Come in while we still have stock, they go fast!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

B is for BLOW OUT!

B is for BLOW OUT, and not the kind us hair mavens get around the corner at Slate.  Starting today our women's summer collection goes 30% off.  Select women's, men's and kid's tees are 70% off.

Although August marks the end of the summer months, the warm weather will continue on well through September.  Stock up now on classic and trendy fashions that you can wear now or save for later.  

Afraid of those chilly evenings?  Layer those fashions with a cute cardigan or wrap and wear them next season as well!

Hurry in for your size before it's too late!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A is for Alphabets (of course!)

Before we give you the scoop on the rest of the neighborhood let us tell you what's hot in our shop.  Most of you know that we are two stores united as one.  Which means, we have something for everyone you know and new things come in all the time!

On the "Toy" side you can find awesomeness in the likes of Toddland mustache, fries, and hamburger wallets.  We know you and your girlfriends had Lisa Frank trapper-keepers, why not a shirt?  Unleash your inner child with Lisa Frank designs t-shirts.    For the child you know, check out our array of playmobil sets for ages 1 1/2 to 5+.  They have so much detail you'll wish you were a kid!  Want to show off your neighborhood pride?  Come in to see our own designs of East Village, Alphabet City, Lower East Side, and NYC T-shirts for babies-adults.    

Head over to the "Gift" side where we cater to more of our grown-up clientele.  Our current must-have items are flying off the shelves.  These include Nixon's Time Teller P and Newton watches in an array of bright flashy colors.  If we don't have the one in stock you're on the hunt for, we can always place a special order.  Show someone that you love your bike, or their mustache with our Heavy Rotation Handlebar Tee.  Let your scent linger with Tokyo Milk's line of perfumes.  Our favorites are Dead Sexy and Gin & Rosewater.  Why not show your fish some love with Umbra's Fishcondo.  Even your pets need some class.

Just to name a few!