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1189 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.776 -73.957
at 81st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-288-7235 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Art Supplies, Eyewear, Fabrics/Trimmings, Gifts/Novelty Shops, Handbags, Luggage, Watches, etc.

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Official Website


Mon-Sat, 8am-7pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear
  • Handbags
  • Luggage
  • Watches


  • Fabrics/Trimmings


  • Art Supplies

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops
  • Stationery


  • Calligraphers

Special Features

  • Framing


Founded in 1972, Jimmy Ezra’s Upper East Side office-supply and stationery store holds both everyday items and international products like Rhodia notebooks from France, Caran d’Ache colored pencils from Switzerland, and Faber-Castell pens from Germany. The retro sign outside, with its Art Deco font, reflects the shop’s old-school, tabac feel. The most popular items are notebooks, binders, and journals, some from hard-to-find names like Miguel Ruiz, Clairefontaine, and russel+hazel. A personalization department creates stationery for events like weddings and bar mitzvahs; orders are either completed in-house within a day, or, when using exclusive European paper from labels like Cartier and Jan Peter Obr, filled abroad and shipped. The high-end handbags and luggage section focuses on Longchamps, Bric’s, Hervé Chapelier, and Vera Bradley. Shoppers can also pick up frames, candles, watches, and photo albums in the spacious, well-organized store.