Summer 2006
Best Sellers in New York City/Long Island, New York By Bernadette Starzee

Apartment 48

A few steps down from street level, and named for its address, this gift shop’s eclectic collection of home accessories and gift items are displayed in little rooms set up like the rooms of an apartment – a kitchen, a baby’s room, bedrooms, etc. Shoppers come to “buy gifts and great home accessories that stand out—not something you would find in Pottery Barn,” says owner Rayman Boozer.

Best Sellers
Best Seller: Ciccia Bella slippers for women, Japanese-quince-scented candles from Seda France
Baby: Ciccia Bella Tibetan-style hot-pink booties
Garden: Six-in-one garden tool by Dorothy Biddle
Home: Retro drinking glasses from New Arcadia
Jewelry: Earrings by Holly Yahsi
Stationery: Letterpress cards from Parsel Studio
Wedding: Dot sterling silver salad servers

Rayman Boozer, owner
48 W. 17th Street
New York, NY

Bernadette Starzee

Starzee frequently writes about business, sports and lifestyle topics. She can be reached at

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