New York Stationery Shop Crawl

Most people probably do a bar crawl if they go to New York for the first time. Not me, I did a stationery store crawl.

I didn’t see as many as I would’ve liked to, as we had limited time, but here’s what I did see:

Greenwich Letterpress
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Greenwich Letterpress is a lovely little store in the West Village. It specialises in – you guessed it – letterpress cards. There are walls full of them:

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But they also have other stationery/gift bits. The really cute displays are kind of untidy, creating a bit of a jumble sale feel, which entices you in to have a rummage.

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They also do a bespoke service, for wedding stationery etc.

Paper Source
Papersource
There are several Paper Sources throughout the US and I checked out the New York – Soho one. As a Brit, I think the best way to describe Paper Source is that it’s very similar to Paperchase. Lots of gift wrapping, cards, gifts and crafty things. Although one thing it has that Paperchase doesn’t is a brilliant stamp section:

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It has a great coloured paper/envelope section:

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And the wrapping paper section was SO GOOD. I would have bought tons of it, but, I think it would have been pretty difficult to get it back to the UK without it getting all bent up.

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Cursive
I went to Cursive New York in the ABC Carpet & Home concession. It was a little tricky to find in the store as there were so many different concessions, but I was glad once I had. They have really great stuff. I’m afraid I didn’t take many pictures in there, but here are a couple of things which liked:
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Lots of lovely notebooks etc.

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They had sets of vintage pencils, which I thought was a nice idea (although it maybe would have been better if they were all graphite pencils, rather than random colouring pencils, as I don’t know how useful that it…).

They also have a shop at Grand Central Street station.

So that’s what I managed to see in my short time there, but I’ll definitely be back to find more! Are there any more you’d recommend?

 

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Food Glorious Food (cards)

As I sit down to write this it’s approaching lunchtime, so there’s only one direction I can go. Food. Cards with food on them anyway:

This is very silly but I like it a lot! Especially as someone who eats far too many carbs…

Complex Carbohydrates card, £2.50, by Gemma Correll at Ohh Deer

There’s more to this next one than meets the eye, as it’s an A-Z of cheeses. It’s quite hard to work them out but, if you’re a cheat like me, one of the pictures on the site lists the cheese names.

Cheese Alphabet Card, £3.25, by Becka Griffin Illustration at Not On The Highstreet

I actually really struggled to find any cheese pun cards, which surprises me. I mean, surely there are some great ones! Have a BRIE-lliant birthday! GOUDA luck in your new job! Jeez guys,  I’m just giving these away. Sort it out card makers… (and do feel free to comment below if you can think of any others – we could really be on to something!)

La Sandia card, £6.50 for 5, by CL.AM

Lovely fresh summery watermelon vibes by CL.AM (above) and while we’re feeling fruity…

Part of the Fruit Salad Card Set, £12 for 5, by Telegramme.

Simple print but I think really effective.

More classic carb lolz below. Plus extra point for letterpress.

I Yam Sorry card, £3.06, by Nourishing Notes on Etsy

I couldn’t very well not have a cake card could I? It’s a fairly overdone concept with the potential to be boring, but Rifle Paper Co always seem to get it right (sorry couldn’t find a UK stockist for this particular card).

Birthday Cake Card, $4.50, by Rifle Paper Co.

I’m pretty obsessed with biscuits, and actually have an entirely biscuit card based post up my sleeve… Love this one by Present & Correct using a classic, the pink wafer.

Pink Wafer Card, £3.25 at Present & Correct

Finally, I just wanted to share a card that I found whilst doing my research. They don’t actually seem to sell it anymore, however, it’s worth sharing because of the – what I think is – terrifying birthday song that the card sings! You can get an idea on the extended e-card version here (note: make sure you turn your headphones/speakers down!). Pretty weird eh?!

Yakety Yak Hamburger card by American Greetings

Right. Lunch time.

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From Wishbone Letterpress

I LOVE this card from Wishbone Letterpress SO MUCH!! I love all their stuff actually, but this is a particular favourite. It’s a husband and wife team from New York, which just makes it all the lovelier.

They  don’t seem to have a stockist in the UK, which is a shame. They’re on etsy, but the postage on there ends up costing more than the card itself, so I can’t quite justify ordering… Maybe I’ll have to make a trip to New York to get my hands on some of their stuff! Yeah, that sounds like a plan.