10/07/2009 (6:45 am)

Thompson Street North

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tibetan store

The latest NYC transplant to Rosendale: Vision of Tibet, a store that had been on Thompson Street just north of Houston. I stopped in recently and spoke to one of the owners. Like us, they lost their lease and couldn’t afford to find a new Manhattan space at current prices.

The store is stocked with much of what you’d expect to find in one of these Himalayan gift shops – incense, Buddhist statues and meditation bells, colorful clothes, scarves and jewelry. This one has a particularly nice selection, and they transformed the former Cake Walk space beautifully. (Not that vintage emporium Cake Walk isn’t missed – it is!)

But there’s a surprise, too: In one of the shop’s front corners, there’s also a little mini-boutique featuring adorable handmade women’s clothes and accessories bearing the label “Fromm.”

It’s nice to have a place to buy gifts again without having to venture to High Falls or New Paltz or Kingston, now that Sapphire is gone. I’ve already done a little damage.

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