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“Ehhh”

The Evolution Store
Ranked #74 of 859 Shopping in New York City
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Owner description: The Evolution Store brings the wonders of the natural world to urban environments, enabling our customers to create meaningful, lasting connections with strange and beautiful objects, shared with them by curious people. Every day at Evolution begins and ends with progress. A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district from 1993-2016, and in Greenwich Village since, The Evolution Store is NYC's premiere retail destination for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings. Our store offers a museum quality atmosphere creating a unique and intimate shopping experience.
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Not great. Kind of bland. The staff leave you alone. The taxidermy was kind of soulless and on the expensive side; nearly everything is behind glass, or behind a showcase, so you can't handle anything you may be interested in buying.

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is the most unique store that we have ever been in. My kids (ages 8 and 10) love coming here. Every time we are in NY, we go to the Evolution Store. They have items that no other store carries. My 8 year old hates shopping, but when we were there in June we spent 2 hours at the Evolution Store. And, he used his own money to purchase a real blowfish and a real rattlesnake. This is a "must see" place for us when we are in NY. Go here - you'll be telling your friends about it afterwards.

Thank Christina04
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This has always been my favorite store in New York. It feels so weird with the taxidermy, bones, and other things, but it's just the right type of weird. It is overpriced, so I mostly just like to window shop, but it's still good for a visit.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I first became familiar with this type of shop after visiting Paxton Gate in SF. Very cool spot for taxidermy and some other oddities. Even if you aren't buying anything it's cool to come in and look. Come see a stuffed two headed calf...NO CHARGE!

- Ryan MacNamara, Stamford CT

Thank RyanPMacNamara
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Apparently the store has moved recently and the pictures travelers have posted are from the old location. This location is seems to be like something you would find in a mall. It's much smaller than I expected, and I'm not sure how prices are determined on items that they carry, but most are pretty high and curious if they sell enough of these high end items to pay the rent - but it's NYC so they probably do. Stop by if your close - but not sure it's worth making a trip for.

Thank Eswau
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