- Simon's Hardware & Bath
421 Third Avenue, near 29th Street, 212-532-9220
Were your grimy faucet and showerhead last in vogue during the La Guardia administration? The easiest way to take your bathroom from drab to fab is by changing the fixtures. Simon’s Hardware & Bath, a fixture in the fixture business for almost a century, carries more than 144,000 products from 600 manufacturers—from tacky gold-swan numbers to boutique-hotel-chic brands like Dornbracht, Valli & Valli, and Jado. It’s one-stop shopping for everything bath-related: faucets, showerheads, sinks, mirrors, doorknobs, decorative hardware. The knowledgeable staff is unusually friendly for this type of place, and will even recommend plumbers.
Best Hardware Store
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
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