I've loved Pearl River since it was a much more Chinese-centric three floor emporium aimed at local Asian customers, and was worried when it morphed into a hipster/fusion department store that too much would be lost in translation. Good news - still special, still a great NYC shopping experience, and a perfect place to pick up that oddball something lovely/funny/unique without necessarily spending a lot of cash. There are clothes - including really gorgeous things for women like contemporary updates on the classic embroidered silk jackets - that you'll find nowhere else. There are adorable baby things - little brocade pajamas, lion slippers, whimsical and well-designed nightlights. There are exotic teas, spices, candies, and sauces, as well as cooking implements specific to Asian cuisine. There are all kinds of embroidered and fanciful textiles downstairs; colorful and decorative paper kites in the shapes of butterflies and dragons; striking paper mache masks, lovely little notebooks, slippers - oh I could go on, but you'll want to explore it yourself. On Broadway, just a couple of blocks north of Canal, it's a fun place to walk off some of that divine lunch you just had, and pick up something unusual.