Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shop the Season: Pretzels and the Planet

Today's BPC guest blogger, Kati, shares her favorite finds from The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.

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 d├ęcor, 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.

Sigmund Pretzel Shop
Just 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.

Recycled Planet Store & Sigmund Pretzel Shop
Booth K13 and booth K14 on the Upper Terrace (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park 
Official 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.


  1. I'm so glad Recycled Planet is back, I've been kicking myself for not getting an adorable wallet they had a few years back!

  2. I just had a garlic pretzel from Sigmund Pretzel - it was amazing!