My first visit to Soho/Chinatown's Pearl River Mart was a photo extravaganza. The two-story Asian market is filled with incredible ceramic tableware, tea pots, paper lanterns, floral fabrics and wood bird cages. I was so excited to find white and black lucky Japanese cats downstairs which bring protection and wealth those they attract. Buddhas in all shapes and sizes can also be found at Pearl River Mart. Hanging from the ceilings are incredible wood bird cages which could be used in the home or on the patio. Loads of incredible blue and white ceramic bowls and plates range from $8-$20. I walked out with a printed mouse pad, pictured above, as my Pearl River souvenir. Next to the main entrance on Broadway, you will find a second door which leads up upstairs to a second furniture store. This is where I found the colored glass/metal lanterns pictured above which are only $30.
Pearl River Mart
477 Broadway, between Broome and Grand St.