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Welcome back to What's In Store, a Racked feature where we fill you in on what's in stock at the city's best stores right this second.
- Photos by Driely S.
- From Greece, $9 each
- Trumpet kazoo, $19; Obama stamp, $25; Ditch That Itch!, $12
- Water willow baby rattle from France, $32
- Pretzel, $48
- Tartine Bakery coloring book, $18
- 3D card from France, $16
- Wooly Willy, $7
- Nut cracker from Portugal, $13
- Post cards
Located above street level on Spring Street, Kiosk is the world's oddities in one very stimulating room. There's always a featured country—right now it's Greece—alongside a selection of "ongoing" items from around the globe. In buying for the store, owners Alisa Grifo and Marco ter Haar Romeny avoid craft, vintage, and contemporary design, instead looking for "industrially produced items without a designer attachment." What exactly does that mean? Everything from the throwback toy Wooly Willy to a French baby rattle made of water willow and juniper seed.
Needless to say, Kiosk is gold for gift shopping. There's also a bit of urgency on getting down to the Soho shop: the building the store is in will be torn down in the spring. The owners have confirmed that they will stay in the space through January, and possibly February and March. Have a look through our images of what's in stock, and be sure to stop by before it's a relic of the past.