Are you sad that you missed the Diptyque sample sale last week? Or perhaps after reading our epic line blog (and the ensuing comment thread), you're relieved to have avoided it. Either way, we can all agree that candles are one of the simplest ways to enliven the spirit of any New York City apartment.
After the jump, we've rounded up 20 shops that boast an awesome candle selection. There's a mix of places here, from high-end department stores carrying the top names to boutiques specializing in locally-made or eco-friendly waxes. Check out the map to find out where you can stock up on candles without enduring a line for the ages.
Update: A previous version of this post included the West Village shop The Bathroom, which has since closed.