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J. W. Cooper
Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Belts are the accessory of choice at upscale Columbus Circle shop J.W. Cooper. Clean-lined buckle sets in sterling silver and solid 14k gold are the best-sellers, though the store also carries a sizable inventory of novelty buckles festooned with turquoise eagle heads, figure-eight coiled rattle snakes, and over-sized longhorns, all handmade in the U.S. An equally large inventory of mix-and-match belt straps of exotic alligator, lizard, sting ray, python, and sueded crocodile come in standard shades like black, chestnut, and mahogany, plus quirkier hues such as lime green and baby blue. For below the belt, there’s an assortment of calfskin and alligator boots, while additional accessories like cufflinks and luxury watches await beneath sepia-toned photographs of laboring silversmiths. Though the shop's demographic skews male, women can find turquoise butterfly buckles, sterling silver cuff bracelets, and King Baby rosebud rings.Special orders and restoration
J.W. Cooper also accepts special orders and will restore old buckles and belts.