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Himalayan Crafts

2007 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 40.77585 -73.982292
nr. 68th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-787-8500 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Exotic Chic, Handbags, Jewelry, Womenswear
Photo by Yun Cee Ng

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Official Website

himalayancraft.com

Hours

Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri, 11am-7:30pm; Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri, 11am-7:30pm; Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 66th St.-Lincoln Center

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry

Clothing

  • Exotic Chic
  • Womenswear

Profile

This tiny retail version of a Silk Road tour sells jewelry, clothing, bags, and trinkets from the Far East and beyond. What unites store-owner Shozo Miyahara’s assortment of wearable goods and conversation pieces—which literally fill the shelves from floor to ceiling—is that nearly all of it is vibrantly colored and at least has the look of being handmade: Colorful, all-cotton Nepalese backbacks and shoulder bags hang from one wall; a Nigerian sword, West African beads, and whimsical coin purses are displayed in a nearby case. Gauzy dresses and blouses from India, silver necklaces from Pakistan, alpaca winter gear from Bolivia, and adorable patchwork and crotched hats might have more practical uses but coptic crosses from Ethiopia and Bhutanese papier-mâché masks invoke ideas of exotically-themed dinner parties. The store also carries Tibetan incense and lacquered and mother-of-pearl inlaid boxes (the better to set that globally hip mood) as well as paper goods that would cost at least triple the price at Kate's: tea leaf-paper notebooks, rice-paper pads, and journals bound in cornhusks.

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