We came, we saw and we conquered the holiday market at Union Square. Our mission was to find the best shops and cutest handmade goodies that no-one else will have spotted. As an added bonus, you’ll get that good feeling of knowing you shopped local and helped a small business owner to grow their business just that much bigger. So, skip the big box stores and check out the market before it ends on December 24th.

Pretty in Pink
Girlie girls will flip out over the playful fairy dresses, wands and tiaras at Shu-Shi Shop. They'll also love the super soft hand-crochet and hand-loomed dresses, hats and leg warmers, with loomed buttons from coconut trees. The brightly colored knit outfits are a bit pricey, but are designed to be worn every season, and the dresses can be bought in a larger size, to be worn as a tunic and then top as the chid grows over the years.

Shu-Shi Shop
Outfits for newborns and up. Hats $18, dresses are around the $48 mark.

Add to our list of must-stop shops by posting your favorite Union Square Holiday Market finds below.

–Christine Knight

To find out what else is going on in NYC this holiday season click here!