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« on: September 28, 2005 10:55:58 AM »

Hi there

I'll be travelling to NYC at the end of October and would lovelovelove to get some great shopping down in the States. You have so many things that are just not available here in Switzerland or only at ridiculous prices.

What I'm looking for is cool yarn stores as well as bead stores with a decent (=broad) selection. I'm going to stay just south of Central Park but plan to wander around Manhattan quite a bit. I also heard something about a street market in Hell's Kitchen that has beads sellers, does anyone know whether those are good?

Thanks a lot in advance for your tips, Alexandra
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005 01:40:57 PM »


You will love NYC for bead shopping. There are great places around the Fashion District and Broadway that have retail at wholesale prices. One that is easy to get to and has a great selection is Phoenix -- 5 West 37th Street (Bet. 5th & 6th Ave.) Phoenix is great for low-priced semi-precious beads and silver. There is also one called "Big Stone" (I think) on the corner of 28th Street and Broadway (on the southeast side of the street). That one doesn't have a huge selection of semi-precious stones, but the prices are VERY good. They have a wall of glass beads for $1/strand and ceramic beads for $3/strand.

Hope that helps!!

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005 08:33:19 AM »

thanks for your tips jeweledmonkey, I'll make sure to visit these two shops. Over here we can only dream of 1$-Strands
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005 10:16:59 AM »

I can do two out of three:

Beads:  http://groups.msn.com/BklynVonnesBeadystuff/beadhunting.msnw

Yarn:  [url][http://groups.msn.com/VonsCrochetCyberspace/shopforstash.msnw/url]

Hope that helps!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005 10:18:46 AM »

I can do two out of three:

Beads: http://groups.msn.com/BklynVonnesBeadystuff/beadhunting.msnw

Yarn:  http://groups.msn.com/VonsCrochetCyberspace/shopforstash.msnw

Hope that helps!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2005 11:33:58 AM »

The flea markets  are a great place to pick up odd beads and other jewely bits. If you look in any guide book they should list the weekend markets.

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005 08:33:38 PM »

I don't know if this fits your time frame but my dad just told me about this bead show that is going on this weekend in NYC.... Here is the website http://www.wholebead.com/index.html I am pretty sure they will have a broad selection!  Smiley

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