V, MC, AE, DIS, Debit Sun 1pm-7pm, Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm $$ · NO ALCOHOL
Purple Passion seems like the sort of place you’d go if you know exactly what you’re into, sexually speaking. They have a small selection of sex toys (dildos, vibrators, cock rings, handcuffs, gag balls, etc) but specialize mostly in various outfits. Leather, feathered, chained, even one of those rubber zippered suits that looks like it’s for scuba diving but is actually to make you sweat a lot, I think. For the more literary minded, or just those into self-improvement, there are a variety of books, tucked in a corner, covering the usual sex guides to more obscure subjects, like erotic tickling. Discreetly located behind a small blacked-out storefront on W. 20th between 7th and 8th, the store itself is spacious and has a friendly staff.