Last-Minute Gifts for Busy New Yorkers

- 2011-12-21T18:00:54Z

Photograph by Lili Rosboch/Bloomberg

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Aedes de Venustas

Avoid New York's big stores jammed with fullback shoppers and endless queues. Cool gifts can be found in less populated neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan.
-- Lili Rosboch

Why: Open on Christopher Street since 1995, this is a scent heaven. In a room decorated with burgundy and gold tones reminiscent of a Renaissance canvas, the shop hosts a vast display of candles, perfumes and creams.
Where: 9 Christopher St.
Information: +1-212-206-8674