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Astoria may be better known for its countless Greek eateries than its shopping scene, but between the Estiatorios and Tavernas, this Queens neighborhood is home to a handful of worthy shopping destinations.

Though Fifth Avenue's department stores are only a short train ride away, unique boutiques and shops on both major roads like Broadway and Ditmars Boulevard and little side streets provide plenty of reason to shop in Astoria. From a vintage boutique that's truly pleasant to shop at to a laid-back record store with iced coffee sold in the back, here's These are the places that are worth your time — and money — when shopping in Astoria.

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1. The Little Soap Shop

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2207 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11105
(774) 255-3915
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This all-natural apothecary specializes in homemade soaps and body products for a wide variety of skin types. Beyond your standard pastel-hued soapy gift sets and citronella bug repellent, The Little Soap Shop will create custom products for fussy skin. Homemade washcloths and other grooming products are available as well.

2. Belief

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24-01 29th St
Long Island City, NY 11102
(917) 832-6491
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Branded apparel from Belief NYC – including an essential embroidered dinosaur and palm tree cap, cozy fleece sweats, beanies and beyond — as well plenty of Nikes, Vans, Adidas, and all your essential laid-back skater gear is available here. A museum-worthy antique New York Times newsstand is reason enough to visit, and those who want to get skatepark-worthy ink can book an appointment next door at Queens Ink Tattoo.
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3. HiFi Records

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2319 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 606-1474
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Practically plucked out of another era, this cozy year-old shop buys old records and sells both your favorite top 40 hits and alternative artists on vinyl. A small coffee shop in the back provides a steady boost of caffeine to keep you flipping through LPs. Jam sessions aren’t uncommon here, and HiFi also pops-up at nearby SingleCut Brewery to sell in the musically-themed taproom.
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4. The Furniture Market

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Astoria Blvd & 22nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106
A hybrid of your best Craigslist dreams and your grandparent’s semi-abandoned basement, this dual-level 6,000-square foot resale shop specializes in antique furniture and homewares. Ikea-priced upholstered sofas, mid-century bedroom sets, and more are here to adorn an eccentric apartment. Treasures like old cassette tapes and classic movie-worthy Christmas decorations can also be unearthed.
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5. The Astoria Bookshop

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31-29 31st St
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665
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Currently the only independent bookstore in Queens, this quaint shop just below the N/Q stocks a solid selection of contemporary fiction and new releases. A bookshelf for local authors and Queens culture is a highlight for the Astoria-curious.
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6. Loveday31

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33-06 31st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
This well-curated vintage boutique lures in shoppers with on-trend garments placed temptingly on outdoor racks. Inside, seasonal vintage finds ranging from 1950s dresses to designer bags to tagless eye-catching street style finds line the petite store. Stock varies regularly, and the boutique’s manageable size makes it enjoyable and efficient to shop. You can also check Boro, the free neighborhood magazine, for monthly coupons.
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7. Lockwood Style

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32-15 33rd St
Long Island City, NY 11106
(718) 626-6030
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Astoria may not be known for its boutique shopping scene, but Lockwood Style, adjacent to the Queens-centric Lockwood Shop that carries gifts and kitchsy pool floats, flaunts its fashion sense. Moderately-priced pieces (including plenty in plus sizes) are available, as are are accessories and bags.
Photo: Courtesy of Lockwood Style

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1. The Little Soap Shop

2207 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11105
This all-natural apothecary specializes in homemade soaps and body products for a wide variety of skin types. Beyond your standard pastel-hued soapy gift sets and citronella bug repellent, The Little Soap Shop will create custom products for fussy skin. Homemade washcloths and other grooming products are available as well.
2207 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11105

2. Belief

24-01 29th St, Long Island City, NY 11102
Photo: Belief
Branded apparel from Belief NYC – including an essential embroidered dinosaur and palm tree cap, cozy fleece sweats, beanies and beyond — as well plenty of Nikes, Vans, Adidas, and all your essential laid-back skater gear is available here. A museum-worthy antique New York Times newsstand is reason enough to visit, and those who want to get skatepark-worthy ink can book an appointment next door at Queens Ink Tattoo.
24-01 29th St
Long Island City, NY 11102

3. HiFi Records

2319 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 11105
Photo: HiFi Records
Practically plucked out of another era, this cozy year-old shop buys old records and sells both your favorite top 40 hits and alternative artists on vinyl. A small coffee shop in the back provides a steady boost of caffeine to keep you flipping through LPs. Jam sessions aren’t uncommon here, and HiFi also pops-up at nearby SingleCut Brewery to sell in the musically-themed taproom.
2319 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11105

4. The Furniture Market

Astoria Blvd & 22nd Street, Astoria, NY 11106
Photo: Driely S. for Racked
A hybrid of your best Craigslist dreams and your grandparent’s semi-abandoned basement, this dual-level 6,000-square foot resale shop specializes in antique furniture and homewares. Ikea-priced upholstered sofas, mid-century bedroom sets, and more are here to adorn an eccentric apartment. Treasures like old cassette tapes and classic movie-worthy Christmas decorations can also be unearthed.
Astoria Blvd & 22nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106

5. The Astoria Bookshop

31-29 31st St, Astoria, NY 11106
Photo: Driely S. for Racked
Currently the only independent bookstore in Queens, this quaint shop just below the N/Q stocks a solid selection of contemporary fiction and new releases. A bookshelf for local authors and Queens culture is a highlight for the Astoria-curious.
31-29 31st St
Astoria, NY 11106

6. Loveday31

33-06 31st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106
Photo: Driely S. for Racked
This well-curated vintage boutique lures in shoppers with on-trend garments placed temptingly on outdoor racks. Inside, seasonal vintage finds ranging from 1950s dresses to designer bags to tagless eye-catching street style finds line the petite store. Stock varies regularly, and the boutique’s manageable size makes it enjoyable and efficient to shop. You can also check Boro, the free neighborhood magazine, for monthly coupons.
33-06 31st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106

7. Lockwood Style

32-15 33rd St, Long Island City, NY 11106
Photo: Courtesy of Lockwood Style
Astoria may not be known for its boutique shopping scene, but Lockwood Style, adjacent to the Queens-centric Lockwood Shop that carries gifts and kitchsy pool floats, flaunts its fashion sense. Moderately-priced pieces (including plenty in plus sizes) are available, as are are accessories and bags.
32-15 33rd St
Long Island City, NY 11106