Recycled Planet Store
Over the last few years, in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle, I’ve seen designers do a lot with traditional trash to make fashionable art pieces. However, I was surprised when I checked out the Recycled Planet Store. I found myself wondering “How did they…” and “What is this made of?”. Using common items like subway maps, magazines and assorted plastics, the Recycled Planet Store wows, turning trash into treasures like picture frames, ornaments, home décor, jewelry and handbags.
And for those inspired, yet lacking the dumpster-diving know how, the Recycled Planet Store sells a full collection of Do-it-Yourself Kits for at-home recycled crafting. Stumped for gift ideas? Try crafting these aluminum can earrings or paper beads coil bracelets for the eco-divas on your holiday list. www.recycledplanetstore.com
Sigmund Pretzel ShopJust next door, you’ll find this delicious pretzel shop. Sample flavored favorites like feta olive, or go for the classic salted variety. All promise to be chewy and crusty. They'll be happy to warm the pretzel up for you in the oven. This has to be one of the most moderately priced snacks to land in The Shops! Be sure to ask for the side of mustard, an excellent whole-grain selection. www.sigmundnyc.com
Recycled Planet Store & Sigmund Pretzel Shop
Booth K13 and booth K14 on the Upper Terrace (map)
The Holiday Shops at Bryant ParkOfficial hours*
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
*Look for special extended hours as Christmas approaches. Some shops may be open on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.