Canal Street Online

Physician's Money Digest, May 2005, Volume 12, Issue 8

The delight of New York City shoppingis found in more than just theBarneys of midtown or the hip Villageboutiques; it's in the sidewalk vendorshawking their wears. Balancing thatHenri Bendel outfit with $5 Gucci lookalikeshades gives the avid shopper amoment of perfect bliss in the midst ofthe bustling streets. If New York's toofar a trek or your energy level isn't up tomidtown cab-claiming and subwayschlepping, there's a fun new Web sitethat brings street merchants'gear toyou., started by aBronx, NY, native, has everything fromdesigner knockoff watches and bags toNew York Fire Department souvenirs.No, there aren't any counterfeit labelsfor you or your spouse to show off thelatest "Kate Spade"bag—that's illegal,of course. But the site does offer a 30-day return policy, something you certainlywouldn't get on the streets.