Along the west and east sides of 125th Street is the Mecca for shopping. There is an H&M, the Gap, restaurants, braiding, beauty supply stores and the sidewalks are lined with vendors selling shea butter, art, oil, perfumes and music.
Museum gift shops, such as the Museum of the City of New York and the Studio Museum, carry gifts distinct to Harlem that make for one-of-a-kind thoughtful souvenirs. Newer shops like Nilu on Lenox Avenue and Harlem Heirloom sell a range of gift items and Harlem-made apparel can be found at Harlem Underground on 125th Street. For trendy cutting-edge boutiques, Harlem Haberdashery and Flamekeepers Hat Club carry curated items tailored especially to the style of the wearer.