Next up - Hyman Hendler & Sons - a mecca of ribbons. Rows and rows of the most fantastic ribbons I had ever seen. (And I am a veteran of the local Midori warehouse ribbon sales, where you are surrounded by truly gorgeous ribbon.) Here's a display of plaids and stripes. And look at how wide those ribbons are!
Another lovely style.
I popped into bead stores, walked by Bryant Park (which was fun to see as I love Project Runway) and then discovered the wonderful world of Metalliferous - 34 West 46th St.
The store got better and better. In the back were thousands of bins of findings - some vintage and all in my price range. Now I consider myself a professional shopper when it comes to focusing on finding the gems among the not-so-gems. But I was in over my head in this place! I concentrated on scanning and digging and amassing. Wowie. I found good stuff.
Later that day we had tasty hotdogs at Gray's Papaya. Yummers. And the perfect finale to the day was seeing Gypsy with Patti Lupone. Divine.
Our final day included a wonderful dim sum lunch in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, and a nice visit with my son's girlfriend's family.
We're looking forward to our next NYC visit already! -- Beth