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Pop-Up Shops: W. 56th Street Is Turning Japanese

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How to buy holiday presents for the person who has everything: Go to Japan. How to buy holiday presents for the person who has everything if you don't have the time/money/inclination to buy a round-trip ticket through Narita: Go to midtown. Yesterday, the Felissimo Design House on W.56th Street launched Japan Brand: The Wish List, a pop-up starring over Japanese 400 products, from clothing to cookware to a $55,000 hand-made chess set. That's the highest end of the price range, thank goodness—people who just aren't that committed to chess can also pick up $8 incense, $95 silk rings, or $119 scarves. In a neat take on the Japanese tradition of leaving written prayers at shines, the shop also has an interactive wishing wall where shoppers can list their own hopes for 2010. Unless your hard-to-buy-for friends spend a lot of time in Tokyo, you'll probably find something here to impress them.
· Japan Brand NYC [Official Site]

10 West 56th Street, New York, NY