The ABC Carpet and Home Store near Union Square is one of my favorite places to go when I’m in Manhattan. From the outside, the store looks unremarkable, but once through the door you feel like Dorothy stepping out of her black-and-white world, into the technicolor land Oz. Brightly-colored, exotic oriental rugs and crystal chandeliers of various sizes and heights hang from the tall, six story ceilings. The open, loft-style construction, and separate shop stalls, filled to the brim with beautiful housewares, textiles, jewelry,  rugs and more, from all around the world, make the space feel like an upscale, indoor bazaar.

One-of-a-kind shops like ABC Carpet and Home are just one of the many things that I love about New York City. At any given moment you can step through any seemingly ordinary door and feel like you’ve spent a few minutes “somewhere over the rainbow”.

The ABC Home and Carpet Store
881 and 888 Broadway
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10-7, Sun: 11-6:30
ABC Store


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