A museum. A temple. A sanctuary. I can’t afford to buy a darn thing at ABC Carpet except for spiffy soaps, but I sure do love trolling the floors here, as the goods on offer are simply exquisite. You might find children’s furniture and bedding fit for Kate and William’s kid, throw pillows straight from a high-class harem, and all manner of delightful antique furnishings. Across the street is the multifloor carpet store. The Bronx branch (1055 Bronx River Ave.) offers periodic sales.
- Pauline Frommer