Inside Scoop: Hammacher Schlemmer
For more than 168 years, Hammacher Schlemmer has been offering New York shoppers unexpected gifts and the necessities they didn't know they needed. Its diverse collection ranges from electronics to toys, outdoor products, personal care, apparel, home, sports, leisure, travel items, and famous holiday specials. The store exclusives include a covert live-streaming video camera pen and a cozy, plush 800-thread count cotton robe.
The shop’s concept was inspired by a unique hardware store once located on New York City's Bowery. The shop made a lasting impression on William Schlemmer, who at age 12 selling tools in front of his uncle's hardware store. Throughout the years, he rose through the company ranks and eventually bought out his uncle's interest in 1867.
During the 1930s and 40s, the Hammacher Schlemmer brand was synonymous with innovation, a reputation that carries through to today. Visit to explore contemporary accessories known for both ingenuity and wit.
Store hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm.
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