23 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-463-7035
Walking past the shelves of dozens of shades of Crane’s stationery in Paper Presentation is like stepping into a world of social possibility. Whatever you’re looking for, the ephemera of occasion—from invitations to journals to scrapbooking knickknacks—can be found here, often at 10 to 15 percent less than at other local retailers. Stationery choices range from bright tropical-green circle-scalloped cards ($8.95 for a pack of 25) to pastel-colored jacket invites. Custom-printing rates begin at around $4 per single-color custom invitation.