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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Looking at Me? in the Perfume District

Photo by myself on Broadway and 28th Street, near the Flatiron Building.

On a couple blocks along Broadway in the upper 20's, you can find several stores selling wigs made from human hair.

This area is loosely called the 'Perfume District', for the wholesale stores selling perfume, cosmetics and handbags.

This area looks sketchy, with lots of aimless men hanging out on the corners. It's perfectly safe, however, just steps away from Herald Square.

Related posts: Watch Where You're Going, in SoHo, Selling Stuff Streetside, in the East Village and Living in Style, in Williamsburg.


Pierre said...

Hi Kitty,
Hey, it does not look very nice this seller. The corner looks assi specializes in tattoo

Olivier said...

tu as rencontre le frere de de niro ;o))

Lou said...

Mannequin heads freak me out. That is one creepy store front!

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

I know I should be appalled, but I'm just amused by the chewing gum polka dot sidewalk, Kitty. And I love that there are so many districts in New York. Last visit, my wife and I hit a number of fabric shops in the fashion district, including one store that mostly sold zippers and made them to size on the spot.

dianasfaria.com said...

I noticed the gum too!
& for some strange reason I've also noticed that some sidewalks get more gum litter than others.

You've caught this man's expression wonderfully Kitty.

Laundrybob said...

This photo reminds me of a Letterman segment years ago where he visited a store called "Just Lamps" and kept asking the clerk about buying shades and of course he then found a store called "Just Shades". What has always made New York "New York" is the unique shop, the odd person, the unusual event. If you go down the street and turn west (23rd towards Sixth Ave.) it's just one chain store or restaurant after another. And a whole slew of new, boring highrises up and down Sixth. But if you look real close you will see a store selling Murphy beds on the south side of 23rd. Where the hell else are you going to find a place that sells JUST Murphy beds? Only in NY of course. So God bless the wig place. Better stop by before a Duane Reade moves in.