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Nat Sherman

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12 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 40.753 -73.98
at Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
800-692-4427 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$$) High End
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Cigars/Tobacco, Cuff Links/Notions, Eyewear, Men's Hats, Menswear, Ties, Watches, etc.

Official Website


Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park; 4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Ties
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Eyewear
  • Men's Hats
  • Watches


  • Menswear


  • Cigars/Tobacco


  • Tableware

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops


Nat Sherman started out selling his cigars to film stars and gangsters during the Great Depression before opening this retail outpost in 1930. Today his grandkids run this high-ceilinged midtown showroom that has the feel of a mid-nineteenth-century New York parlor room, complete with varnished wood fixtures, free-standing ashtrays, and clouds of cigar smoke. Luxurious blends of loose tobacco (with names like “Manhattan Twilight” and “Old Oxford”) are arranged in glass jars below a wall-mounted array of custom pipes. Across the store, weathered-looking wooden drawers store packets of cigarettes. But Nat Sherman is best known for its cigars, and the two full walls of stogies in the main showroom are just the beginning. A hallway in back leads to an expansive walk-in humidor, where a caged-in “Blender’s Vault” holds the real treasures: limited-run, hand-labeled cigars made with the Shermans’ favorite Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan crops. Customers can puff on their purchases at the heavy glass ashtrays scattered throughout the store or kick back in the plush downstairs smoking lounge.

Private Lockers

A second walk-in humidor past the smoking lounge holds a private locker room, where patrons can pay a fee for a cubby in which to store their cigars. Rudy Giuliani and Bill Richardson are among those who’ve staked out a spot here.