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Kikkerland Shop NYC

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493 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.736249 -73.997673
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-262-5000 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Boutique, Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Appliances/Fixtures, Decorative Accents, Gifts/Novelty Shops, Toys/Games

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Official Website

kikkerland.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, M at 14th St.; 1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

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  • Appliances/Fixtures
  • Decorative Accents

Entertainment

  • Toys/Games

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops

Profile

When Kevin Brynan’s specialty gift shop Mxyplyzyk closed its West Village location in January 2013, it left a quirky-wall-clock-size hole in its place. Luckily, Kikkerland Design, Jan van der Lande’s catalogue–cum–¬online kitsch supplier, filled the void with its first storefront: He brought Brynan onboard to help launch the 1,000-square-foot shop of wind-up curiosities. (Just shy of too-little-too-late for Kikkerland, which has been headquartered in the city for over 20 years.) Gag gifts such as solar-powered Queen Elizabeths wave from their perch on pegboard walls, alongside stocking stuffers like rubberized luchador bottle openers, whose arms bend in a series of Mexican-wrestling lock-hold positions. The numerous Euro imports—think Davy Grosemans watering cans and a wooden, whale-shaped nail brush by Elisabeth Krenkler—have been at the heart of van der Lande’s business since it was founded on an Upper West Side houseboat in 1992. But here, the décor is half of the fun. The brainchild of interior designers FormNation, it’s accented with shelving units shaped like cartoon apartment buildings, and a bright-red ladder that displays tiny toys on every step.

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