shopping 11.27.06

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday may be more of a retailing concoction than a genuine phenomenon at this point, but for those with a little time to snag from work, you can whittle down your holiday shopping list with a few MUG picks of online retailers.

Small Flower
A Chicago apothecary that opened in 1875 morphed into one of the best sites on the web for bath, body, and personal care products from around the world.

Mid-century modern to contemporary furniture and home accessories are the mainstay of this site. Low prices, no sales tax, and free shipping except for special orders.

Over 60,000,000 out-of-print, second-hand, and new books.

Mastermind Toys
A large assortment of fun and educational toys are available at this well-organized site: you can shop by age, category, and brand. Free gift-wrapping, too, from this Toronto-based company.

We're crazy about the shirts from this San Fran company which also donates 20% (!) of its profits to organizations such as Doctors without Borders.

Old Print Shop
Prints, maps, and photographs from as far back as 1750 from this NYC shop that's been purveying same since 1898.

Crate & Barrel's 'second' line of terrific-looking contemporary furniture, lamps, kitchenware, bedding, and throw pillows.

Maxwell Silver NY
A collection of NY boutiques under a digital umbrella where you can shop with your feet up. Some of the merchants here are Apartment 48, Dwell, Global Table, Hable Construction, and Nancy Koltes at Home.

The Original Sushi Pillow
Make that pillows, plural: Salmon nigiri, a flat California roll, even an inside-out roll.

Random Accents
Perfect for stocking stuffers.
Our Shopping List Part 1 and Part 2 from last year.

3 More Sample Sales
-Up to 70% off retail for men and women's luxe knitwear from Inhabit, 1441 Bway [40th/41st] Suite 2301: men's 100% cashmere classic crewneck was $300, now $100. 11/29-12/1, 10am-6:30pm.

-Echo, 10 E. 40th [5th/Mad] 10th flr. 212.686.8771: scarves, gloves, and leather handbags, 12/5-12/7 from 8am-7pm, 12/8 from 8am-4pm. Cash, V/MC.

-Men and women's jeans (and more) at prices up to 75% off retail at paper denim & cloth, 72 Greene [Spring/Broome] on 12/8, 8am-9pm, 12/9, 10am-9pm, and 12/10, noon-8pm.

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