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 V.18 No.50 | December 10 - 16, 2009 


Nob Hill

Off Central between Carlisle and Wellesley

Zap ... oh!
Eric Williams
Zap ... oh!

Zap ... oh!

102 Amherst SE • 268-2050
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Though celebrity kids may have upped the fashion ante, this children's boutique is anything but hoity-toity. Fun and affordable, Zap ... oh! has what salesperson John Besante calls "a different perspective in children's clothing." All of the staff are bonafide kid experts eager to help you find the perfect piece for your favorite tiny humans. Our favorites include alien overalls, tutus and the Pee-pee Teepee—if you've met an infant boy, you get it.


3507 Central NE • 255-2996
Hours: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Das Anastasion isn't just the owner of this Nob Hill vintage clothing store; he's the buyer, too, which means everything in the shop has his stamp of quality. After more than 20 years in the vintage business, that's saying something. "If you look around," Anastasion says, "you're not going to find stuff like this anywhere else in Albuquerque.” All items are in perfect condition, from the ’40s fedora and ’70s cufflinks to the ’60s sheath and ’30s lingerie. For quality this high, the prices are more than reasonable, allowing you to give memorably and often.

¡Que Bonita!

109 Amherst SE • 247-1671
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

¡Que Bonita! bills itself as a "Beauty Boutique," which may give you a sense of how it views cosmetics. The attention here is personal and the staff knowledgeable, responsible for what owner Karen Randall calls "gift kits you won't find anywhere else." With products priced from the single digits and up, its easy to grab a great find for the last people on your list. As Randall says, "You can't go wrong with cosmetics."

Ziggy and Zoe's Fine Consignments

3222 Central SE, Suite D • 268-1770
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday

Are you in the market for an original purse? Jewelry? Perfume? Oriental room screen from the ’70s? Chocolate? Thank god there's Ziggy and Zoe's. This consignment shop snuggled up behind Kelly's is, according to owner Wende Calvert, 95 percent green, in that only 5 percent of its merchandise is new. In that 5 percent is Tokyo Milk (an Oprah-approved fragrance line), the work of local artisans and artists, and handmade chocolates by Maya Mays. Every week, a new truckload of pre-owned goods arrives, so even frequent shoppers won't be bored. Calvert says a variety of price points offers "a great way to save and give great gifts."


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