Mon-Wed and Sat, 10am-7pm; Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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Even though all the goods contained within are luxurious to the max, ABC Carpet & Home's six-floor Manhattan flagship retains a certain warehouse aesthetic: Worn hardwood floors creak under your feet, glittering chandeliers and gigantic antique carpets adorn the high ceilings, and furniture vignettes—often more piles than displays—stand everywhere. It's like an estate sale for your packrat dowager aunt, albeit with impeccable taste. It's easy to get your bearings by consulting the staff or the floor descriptions posted by the elevators, or, better yet, by calling the concierge and scheduling an appointment with a sales associate. You can flip through piles of rugs on six, relish the Ralph Lauren rooms on five, get lost in the European antiques and reproductions on four, fall in love with the bed-and-bath accessories and linens (400-plus thread count, for the most part) on three, and find yourself in a Mod pod of Modern Vintage on two. Mixed in with the tabletop miscellany on the soaring ground floor are unique jewelry, clothing (much with an Asian bent), intriguing eyeglasses, and other seasonal accessories. Across the street are three more floors of new carpets at one of ABC's satellite locations.Extra
Carpets can be found across the street at 881 Broadway.
A cavernous space full of linens, furniture, and accessories, in which couples can pick and choose products from preset categories.