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New York is nothing if not a city full of options: a blessing and a curse when trying to sort through every neighborhood's best of the best. Take the guesswork out of where to shop in Harlem with our definitive guide. These are the places that are worth your time — and money.

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1. Bed Of Nails

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2272 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 694-2200
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Treat yourself to custom nail art at Harlem's first luxury nail bar. Manicures start at $15, and pedicures begin at $35.
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2. Columbia U Consignment

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52 Tiemann Pl
New York, NY 10027
(646) 685-6501
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This consignment shop is filled with gems — the store's owner, Pamela Jarrett, has a great eye, and it's reflected in what's on the racks.
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3. Carol's Daughter Flagship

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24 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 828-6757
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Lisa Price's flagship is no longer a neighborhood secret. Here, you can pick up the Carol's Daughter range of haircare and body products, or indulge in services at the in-store hair salon, Mirror.
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4. Harlem Haberdashery

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245 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(646) 707-0070
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Guy Wood — who's dressed Jay Z, Lebron James, and Will Smith — and his wife Shay opened Harlem Haberdashery in 2012 and sells everything from brocaded suits to statement caps.
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5. Vivrant Beauty

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220 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 865-0100
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Harlem's first bonafide beauty destination has a large selection of cosmetics, skincare, and haircare products that accommodate women of all skin tones and hair textures.
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6. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

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52 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
(212) 987-8131
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The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market is your one-stop shop for traditional African crafts, textiles, and jewelry, plus handmade clothing for men, women, and kids.
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7. Flamekeepers Hat Club

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273 W 121st St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 531-3542
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Flamekeepers has a lot of men's hats that work just as well for women. You'll find classic dandy styles, but also plenty of casual straw hats for summer.
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8. Harlem Underground

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2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(212) 987-9385
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At Harlem Underground, you'll find cool graphic T-shirts without any of the hipster twee. They also do silkscreening and embroidery.
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9. Trunk Show Designer Consignment

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275 W 113th St
New York, NY 10026
(212) 662-0009
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This resell boutiques regularly stocks high-end brands like Chanel and Balmain up to 60% off. If you unload your own stuff, you'll get 50% off the sold price in cash, or 60% of the sold price in store credit.

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1. Bed Of Nails

2272 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030
Photo: Bed of Nails
Treat yourself to custom nail art at Harlem's first luxury nail bar. Manicures start at $15, and pedicures begin at $35.
2272 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030

2. Columbia U Consignment

52 Tiemann Pl, New York, NY 10027
Photo: Via
This consignment shop is filled with gems — the store's owner, Pamela Jarrett, has a great eye, and it's reflected in what's on the racks.
52 Tiemann Pl
New York, NY 10027

3. Carol's Daughter Flagship

24 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Photo: Target
Lisa Price's flagship is no longer a neighborhood secret. Here, you can pick up the Carol's Daughter range of haircare and body products, or indulge in services at the in-store hair salon, Mirror.
24 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

4. Harlem Haberdashery

245 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Photo: Caitlin Petreycik for Racked
Guy Wood — who's dressed Jay Z, Lebron James, and Will Smith — and his wife Shay opened Harlem Haberdashery in 2012 and sells everything from brocaded suits to statement caps.
245 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027

5. Vivrant Beauty

220 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Photo: Vivrant Beauty
Harlem's first bonafide beauty destination has a large selection of cosmetics, skincare, and haircare products that accommodate women of all skin tones and hair textures.
220 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027

6. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
Photo: Shanita Sims for Racked
The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market is your one-stop shop for traditional African crafts, textiles, and jewelry, plus handmade clothing for men, women, and kids.
52 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026

7. Flamekeepers Hat Club

273 W 121st St, New York, NY 10027
Photo: Shanita Sims for Racked
Flamekeepers has a lot of men's hats that work just as well for women. You'll find classic dandy styles, but also plenty of casual straw hats for summer.
273 W 121st St
New York, NY 10027

8. Harlem Underground

2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
Photo: Harlem Underground
At Harlem Underground, you'll find cool graphic T-shirts without any of the hipster twee. They also do silkscreening and embroidery.
2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026

9. Trunk Show Designer Consignment

275 W 113th St, New York, NY 10026
This resell boutiques regularly stocks high-end brands like Chanel and Balmain up to 60% off. If you unload your own stuff, you'll get 50% off the sold price in cash, or 60% of the sold price in store credit.
275 W 113th St
New York, NY 10026