Some record stores sell CDs. Some sell movies, too. Breakaway Records sells neither. Instead, like a true record store, it sells nothing but vinyl, with both new and used albums on offer. The selection covers virtually every genre and encompasses recordings from the 1920s all the way up through current day — with special attention payed to the sounds of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. And don't worry if you don't have anything to play them yet: the store also sells quality vintage turntables, receivers, and speakers.
You go to the pharmacy to get medicine and other stuff for your body. You head to Pharmacie to get stuff for your home. This Uptown shop is filled with interesting goods, including items like apothecary, lighting, pillows, jewelry and accessories, barware, and decorative pieces. A few pieces of furniture are available as well, but you can rest assured no matter what grabs your eye that it'll be a quality item with enough panache to not be boring, yet enough class that it won't be out of style anytime soon. [Scouted by Seth]
While the finer details might differ, odds are any dress shirts you pick up at the local mall are going to be like all the rest. Which is what makes Mizzen+Main so interesting. Their signature shirts features moisture wicking fabric that stretches four ways, letting them move with you, as well as athletic cuts and the ability to go from washer to ready-to-wear in just 16 hang dried minutes. In addition, their Short North flagship store also highlights a wide range of third-party goods, including Hook + Albert socks, lapel flowers, and pocket squares, Allen Edmonds shoes, bags from Sword & Plough and Monte & Coe, sunglasses from Shwood, and Stalward and Pierrepont Hicks ties — making it easy to put together an entire outfit in one stop.
Hong Kong is home to some of the world's best shopping — but if you're looking for a great suit, you'd be wise to skip the usual suspects and make a stop at The Armoury. Founded in 2010, this curated men's haberdasher carries a carefully curated selection of both ready-to-wear and custom offerings from high-quality makers and producers. Whether you're in the market for a shirt, tie, accessory, shoes, jacket, or an entire suit, they'll have you looking your best in short time. Not ready to cross the ocean in the name of fashion? That's okay — luckily for you, they just recently opened an outpost in NYC.
It might sit in a far-off suburb of Atlanta, but there's nothing small town about the work being done at All or Nothing Tattoo. Staffed by a huge roster of award-winning artists — including the legendary Brandon Bond, Dave Tedder, Mike McMahon, and many more. If you doubt their credibility, one look at the huge collections of awards and trophies should put your mind at ease, and while they do accept walk-ins, they are also super-popular — among tattoo aficionados, celebrities, and professional athletes alike — so you might want to book an appointment first.
We love clever store names, and The Class Room is no exception. Serving notice that this Rice Village shop both A) sells classy wares and B) is available to share its knowledge about style, the moniker does double duty in a smart way. Of course, a name gets you only so far, so it's a good thing the store also features a friendly staff, clean, bright sales floor, and a terrific range of quality goods from brands like Gitman Village, A.P.C., Freshjive, Naked & Famous, and Shwood. Oh, and be sure to watch out for their Whiskey Wednesday events, which give you yet another reason to drop some cash.
Ybor City is known for its lively party scene, but if you're planning a night out on the town, you'd best first find something suitable to wear. Renown can help. Serving the area for over 5 years, this men's shop offers quality clothing and furnishings from the likes of Baldwin, Slvdr, The Hill-side, Willamsburg Garment Co., and more. Their helpful staff is more than capable and ready to make suggestions should you have trouble making a choice, or you could always take our approach — head over to one of the many local bars and mull your purchase over a drink.
The tagline states "Exclusive Goods - Rare Clothings", and that's a pretty good place to start when attempting to understand the awesomeness that is Andreas Murkudis. This massive, 10,000 square-foot-plus space was formerly home to a newspaper printing press, but now offers high-end, ultra-minimalist wares ranging from little-known clothing brands, accessories, various home wares, and even some select booze and food products, to a store-within-a-store for Mykita sunglasses and an entire level devoted to furniture from the German brand e15.
It might not be the original location, but for sheer selection, you can't beat the Hollywood outpost of Amoeba Music. Hailed by the owners as the "biggest, broadest, most diverse collection of music and movies ever seen on under one roof," this massive store occupies a full city block, and offers two floors of media goodness. Inside, you'll find row after row of CDs, movies, and, of course, plenty of vinyl, as well as one of the most knowledgeable staffs of any store anywhere. As you'd expect from a record shop this size, it also serves as a venue for live bands and release parties, having hosted The Flaming Lips, The Roots, The Raconteurs, and many other artists over its 10+ years of operation.
You won't be getting a manicure at The Belmont Barbershop. Nor can you order up a facial treatment, or lie down for a massage. But what you can get is a fantastic haircut. In business since 2005, this Roscoe Village haunt accepts appointments and walk-ins alike, and is staffed by six licensed barbers that are great at one thing: cutting hair. They also offer straight razor shaves. And that's it — but that's really all you need.
It's not strictly for men, but the selection at Miomia is so outstanding that it simply doesn't matter. The owner, Katie, wrote her Master's thesis on men's grooming — so there's no doubt she knows her stuff — and has assembled a knowledgeable staff to help things run smoothly. Whether you're looking for help with your face or skin, shaving gear, hair product, or even some smell-good liquid, they have you covered with a hand-curated selection of goods that features a good mix of old favorites and more specialized brands.
Looking to do a little shopping on your lunch break? Take care of both with one stop into Friday Next. Located in the heart of the city, this unique shop combines a store with a great selection of furniture, housewares, and smaller items like bags, books, and knick knacks/gifts with a relaxing cafe and outdoor terrace with ideal Overtoom people watching. The cafe serves coffee, cappuccino, and lunches; and in the afternoon offers snacks and wine, which make hopping on the free Wi-Fi to check your email a little more relaxing.