...the ramblings of a once teenage scrapbooker who has become a twenty-something law student
Monday, June 30, 2008
New York City's The Ink Pad
This New York City gem is just a hop skip and a subway away from most parts of Manhattan. The Ink Pad is located conveniently in the heart of Greenwich Village. It is lined floor to ceiling with wonderful stamps of all shapes, sizes and brands. The shop is organized by theme, not my favorite as I prefer stores organized by brand. But, that is just my personal preference and was made up by the sheer number and quality of stamps in this shop. From A Muse to Ruth's Jewish Stamps it was clear that variety meant a great deal to this store.
Their class schedule also seemed up to date with classes such as 'Inchies-Find out what the talk's all about'. I was also impressed with the service, the man (yep, man) behind the counter seemed knowledgeable and asked me how I was doing numerous times.
The prices were decent. I believe the mark up was between 5-15% (over retail), which I thought was quite fair considering the fact that it is housed in NYC (where my Dunkin Donuts Coffee cost 3.47 as opposed to 2.34).
All and all I would rate this store 4.5/5, the only negatives being price and organization. This is certainly a must see store to any New York visitor.
I am a full-time student! I have been scrapbooking since I was 12 years old but have only recently become a stamper. I am always looking for design teams, so if my work interests you please contact me.
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