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Tibet Bazaar

473 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.78549 -73.976562
nr. 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-595-8487 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Exotic Chic, Handbags, Menswear, Womenswear
Photo by Ty Hewitt

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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.; B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History

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Product Guide


  • Handbags


  • Exotic Chic
  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


This venue is closed.

Since Tibetan proprietress Perloo Choden opened her store in 1992, the shop has been a peaceful yet constant presence on the Upper West Side, with a more or less unchanging stockpile of imported Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian clothing and spiritual accoutrements. The local, mostly female patrons of the tranquil, incense-infused space come in two breeds: the culturally open-minded fashionista interested in exotic silk scarves, linen tunics, and wool pashminas, and the more spiritual soul in search of enlightenment-inducing paraphernalia like mantra-embroidered tapestries, Tibetan singing bowls (for meditation and healing), and Buddhist deity statues. For the average philistine-on-the-street, however, the shop offers plenty of secular goods, including Tibetan brocade hats with faux fur trim and delicate accessories like handmade rice paper notebooks and silk eyeglass cases. Perhaps most striking in its appeal is Choden’s encased collection of silver jewelry with semi-precious stones—an assemblage of drop earrings, bracelets, pendants, and rings that could have been lifted from the pages of any fashion magazine.