ASTOR WINES & SPIRITS
Grape and grain for every taste and price range. Their extensive offerings include biodynamic, organic and kosher wines, sakés and spirits. The store also holds educational seminars and tastings. 399 Lafayette St., at E. 4th St., 212.674.7500.
DYSON DEMO STORE
Visitors can test the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer by getting their hair styled at a small in-store salon; test cord-free vacuums with different types of dust and debris on various floor types; step into a purification room to see Dyson purifiers in action, and more, at this futuristic, interactive shop. 640 Fifth Ave., btw 51st & 52nd sts., 646.809.2533.
FRENCH CHEESE BOARD
Cheese rules this dynamic and interactive space, where a team of turophiles lead wine-pairing courses, French cheese classes, themed dinners and panel discussions, amid a plethora of specialty cheeses, cookware and accessories for sale throughout the venue. 41 Spring St., btw Mott & Mulberry sts., 212.302.3390.
The famous Belgian chocolatier is known for truffles filled with raspberries and pistachios, chocolate- covered strawberries and other decadent delights packaged in gold boxes, perfect for gifting. The shops also offer pastries, hot chocolate and coffee. 52 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.399.1875; and several other NYC locations.
Robotic vacuums, iPod accessories and ultrasonic jewelry cleaners, as well as Turkish bathrobes, classic manual typewriters and precision pedicure systems, are offered at this emporium of luxury technological goods. 147 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 800.421.9002.
MOMOFUKU MILK BAR
This award-winning bakery and sweet-tooth gift shop is known for inventive sweets, such as cereal-milk ice cream, compost cookies and crack pie, plus housemade milkshakes and truffles. 561 Columbus Ave., btw W. 87th & W. 88th sts., 212.256.0586; and seven other NYC locations.
Educational cooking, pairing and plating classes are available at this shop stocked with more than 250 imported, local and artisanal fresh and aged cheeses, cured meats, specialty olive oils, gift baskets, apparel, pastries, single- origin chocolates, quiches and made-to- order panini. 254 Bleecker St., at Carmine St., 212.243.5001.
SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS
This Canadian-based family business of private-label skincare items offers natural essential oil blends, body care, home and wellness products. 120 Prince St., btw Greene & Wooster sts., 212.219.2437.