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Mxyplyzyk Inc - 18 Reviews - 125 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY - Gift Shops Reviews - Phone (212) 989-4300

Mxyplyzyk Inc

125 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 989-4300
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This place is a necessity when gift shopping for virtually anyone. You can fin really cool but practical items to completely ridiculous but fun like packing tape with bacon on it ...


Mxyplyzyk taunts you with promises of quirky, cool, interesting home and office accessories, but the reality is overpriced, cheaply constructed, nearly useless, absurdly designed ...

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Good gift source 5/28/2006

This is a great place to buy things you don't need for your house. Or even better, buy things other people don't need for their houses (and isnt' that the gift most people want? things they like but aren't useful enough for them to buy themselves?). Fun store, that's nice to shop in, but a little crowded, so be careful. more

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Funky home decor store 5/14/2006

This is a great little place, whether your shopping for a housewarming gift or looking for yourself. Although if you were shopping for someone else, you'd probably wind up buying something for yourself anyway! The fun of this place is such that people come in here to just look and ooh and ahh over the store's merchandise, whether it's Jonathan Adler tableware or the cutest hot water bottles with hearts on them. They also have great desk accessories, like funky clocks and calculators, making them perfect gifts for guys. This is the kind of store where you can't keep quiet as you constantly say, "Oh look at that!" or "I didn't even know they made this stuff!" more

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Say what?! 3/30/2006

First off the name is pronounced Mix-ee-pliz-ik. I think they got the name from a villain in the Superman comics. To be sure ask Jerry Seinfeld. Second the store is a great selection of 1950's memorabilita, quirky gift items and art and add some funky store decor and you have one very interesting shop. A great place to find oddball gifts for your off the wall friends. High prices. more

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Mxyplyzyk Inc - Cool Store Filled with Good Design 3/27/2006

For years, New York Magazine would list interesting stuff in their pages that came from this store. I never was a Superman comic book fan but knew that this was a name right out of DC comics. After eating brunch one Sunday, I walked past the store and saw enough goodies in the window to make a return trip when they were open. I bought a George W. Bush dog toy and a leather business card case (I keep my Judysbook cards in there). My dog tried to bite the president's head off (good dogie!) so now it's sitting next to my PC. Interesting place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts or cool junk that you really don't need but want. more

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Just Ok these days 3/19/2006

When I first visited Mxyplyzyk (try to say that 10 times fast), I was delighted by not only the reference but by the eclectic merchandise. It seemed that I could find any kind of quirky gift here. Then I came to rely on these assumptions and I was disappointed. The variety (and usefulness) of the merchandise seems to be in decline. This makes me very sad as I used to love to both browse in here AND spend my money after the browse. Now I just pass by and look in the windows, hoping it will return to its former glory... more

really neat design shop 11/30/2005

this place is pretty wild. dont even try to pronounce the name. i cant get close. so dont try asking a cab driver to take you there but if you can get there its worth hanging around for a little bit. the owners have good taste, at least in my opinion, cause i loved everything in there. very cutting edge things for the home. kind of light on furniture - more tableware kinda stuff... more

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Love it 10/8/2005

This place is a necessity when gift shopping for virtually anyone. You can fin really cool but practical items to completely ridiculous but fun like packing tape with bacon on it (which I guess is kind of useful). The prices range from okay to very expensive, so definitely reserved for buying for others only. Also, as a bonus I once saw Hugh Jackman shopping with his family here. more

Easiest & quickest store for a cool gift 8/15/2005

I have probably bought 95 percent of birthday presents for my friends at Mxyplyzyk, in the 10 years I've lived around the corner. No matter whom I'm shopping for, or whether I want something silly, something practical with good design (or a good smell - they carry personal-care products also) or something decorative and cool, it's almost guaranteed I'll find something there that pleases me - and the recipient. I've also bought many well-designed practical home items (wood boxes, bowls, coat-racks, vases, glassware, welcome-mats, soap dispensers, etc.) for myself there over the years, and my little apartment is a better place because of it! Also with many cool gift options for kids, greeting cards, fun coffee-table books, wrapping papers, kitchen stuff, even small furniture. One small warning: the staff are archetype snooty New Yorkers - they won't smile at you if you walk in and look them in the eye, smile and say good morning - and they wouldn't ask "can I help you find something" if their lives depended on it. But that can also be a good thing, if you're tired of mall-store obsequiousness. If asked to assist, they are pefectly helpful and polite, however. And they wrap gifts in a beautiful, unique way at no extra charge an no complaints. more

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My Favorite Design Shop 8/14/2005

Mxyplyzyk is a great place to go for gifts. They feature unusual products (often by the big names in the design world) and a rotating inventory that never gets old. The shop is a bit different each time I go, and I never get tired of wandering. They've got a nice selection of art and novelty books as well as a comprehensive array of design products for the home (kitchen, bar, bath). The staff is friendly and hip. Definitely worth checking out. more
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  • In Short
    A recent expansion turned the once-tiny Mxyplyzyk into a spacious style emporium stocked with everything from prettily packaged soaps to retro-looking clocks. Shoppers like the...

  • 11/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village