Best Sexcessories New York 2013 - SHAG
The thing about a lot of sex toy stores is that they so often lack a theme. Not the case here. At SHAG, it's clear that owners Ash, Sam, and Pearl have a mind for aesthetics, among other things. The Williamsburg boutique, which feels like the boudoir of a particularly classy Coney Island madam, features products by local designers that are stylish as well as stimulating. Expect the usual array of vibrators, lubricants, and tassels galore, but also fashionable lingerie, jewelry, and diaphanous vintage-style nightgowns by indie designers. The homemade products, like pinup-printed Moleskine journals ($12) or Times Square peepshow token necklaces ($38), are playful and one-of-a-kind. Or, for a more intimate gift, backroom workshops such as "Rope Bondage for Beginners" and "G-Spot Stimulation and Squirting" offer a more hands-on approach. Save some quarters for the gum ball surprise machine for a chance to win a condom or French tickler.