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Love Shine

543 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10009 40.725132 -73.982886
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-387-0935 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Handbags
Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Official Website

loveshinenyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 1pm-8pm; Fri-Sat, 1pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags

Profile

The Day-Glo plastic flowers, portraits of the Virgin Mary, and storefront lawn chairs at Mark Seamon's novelty shop seem like the ideal setting for a religious grandmother to tend her yard sale. But it's Seamon who has manned the counter since opening the business in 1997, originally as a place to hock his own handmade bags and totes. Through frequent travels to Mexico, the entrepreneur’s fascination with the culture eventually spilled into his tiny, off-the-beaten-path boutique, and the souvenirs of Old World Mexican kitsch that he collected along the way became one of his main caches of merchandise. His house-brand canvas, mesh, and oil cloth bags with bold, graphic prints are still for sale, but are somewhat overshadowed by an army of El Dia de los Muertos skeleton-faced dancing figurines, sacred heart-topped wooden jewelry boxes, and a random selection of mostly American pop culture coffee table books. A heap of colorfully fierce, authentic Mexican wrestling masks have attracted something of a cult following.

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