Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nestled perfectly into a quaint storefront, Accessorize is one of two of this UK-based brand’s Manhattan stores (the other is in Union Square). A pint-sized shop packed with splashy, flower-petal hair pins, dainty ball-clasp change purses, and all sorts of bangles, headbands and shoes, it carries practically any wardrobe additions that could be imagined (there are even items for dogs). The corner boutique is divided into little bays with location-based themes—the Sahara desert might inspire one, or the Amalfi Coast—replete with all the apropos lightweight shifts, string ‘kinis and heart-shaped shades a vacation there might demand. Meanwhile, shelves upon shelves of bedazzled and beaded treasures shine beside an array of frilly, full-bottom panties and wide, hip-hugging belts. Its collection of inexpensive, trendy shoes come in U.K. sizes, while the British flag and phrases such as “London Loves” appear repeatedly on bags and wallets. Shoppers are also reminded of the store’s roots by the charms hanging from its collection of chain necklaces which include a rain boot, a teapot and an old-fashioned telephone.