Shopping ABC has often been compared to taking a fantasy tour of your very rich and well-traveled ancestor's attic. This two-building emporium is legendary and deserves to be: It's the ultimate home-fashions-and-furnishings department store. On the west side of the street is the stunning 10-floor home emporium. The goods run the gamut from Moroccan mosaic-tile end tables to hand-painted Tuscan pottery to Tiffany-style lamps to distressed bed frames sporting meltingly soft Italian linens to much, much more, all finely displayed. An entire floor of on-the-bolt upholstery fabrics is to die for. These are high-end goods, but sales can produce substantial bargains. The parlor floor boasts an eclectic collection of beautiful gift items and housewares, and some of the smaller items are quite affordable. Across the street is the multifloor carpet store, which boasts a stunning collection of area rugs.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010