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The Container Store
Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm; Sun, 10am-8pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at 18th St.; F, M at 14th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of shops sell drawer organizers, but the self-anointed "original storage and organization store" has them in half a dozen sizes made from just as many materials (metal, wicker, micro-suede, etc.). A similarly disorienting breadth accompanies storage offerings for the bath, kitchen, office, bedroom and closet. (The variations on the essential plastic storage bin are endless.) Space-conscious apartment dwellers: How about a footstool with trunk space? A stationery box with drawers? Expanding coat hangers? Or even a collapsible trash can? If you need help thinking outside the box in this inner-city warehouse, reps in the Elfa department—who focus on one shelving brand—are available for free consultations. Those who'd prefer to nurture their inner pack rat alone can use handheld scanners to shop electronically. At the cash register, these clandestine shoppers simply turn over the scanner then await the arrival of the goods or, with larger items, arrange for home delivery.Sales
Elfa Sale in winter, 30 percent off; Tax Time Sale in late winter–early spring (products and discounts vary); Travel Sale in late spring–early summer (products and discounts vary); Summer Sale in late summer, 25 percent off; Shelving Sale in fall