A fantastic vintage shop with reasonable prices. The owner, a cool woman who has been in Broadway shows, is so committed to the environment that the Couture du Jour bags are made from recycled paper. In this basement storefront along 44th Street, I’ve found a beautiful gown, a Gucci belt, a Wolford ensemble…couturedujournyc.com
This supermarket — which has a soundtrack of groovy jazz — carries only organic products. You can find the most delicious paleo-responsible and vegan snacks at East Village Organics. It also features a juice bar.
One of the ways this wonderful organization supports people living with HIV/AIDS is by selling secondhand clothes in stores all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’ve bought countless garments from excellent brands such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, and Diane Von Fürstenberg at friendly prices.housingworks.org
Located in the basement of the Showplace Antique + Design Center in Chelsea, this little shop sells countless vintage cufflinks — an inexhaustible source of beautiful “Cufflinks, Studs & Men’s Accessories.”missinglinknyc.com
This Chelsea drugstore is on a mission to provide as much health as possible with medical services, homeopathy, and natural remedies. New London Pharmacy also sells environmentally conscious items such as non-toxic nail polish and makeup.newlondonpharmacy.com