On the evening of Wednesday, December 5th from 6-9pm over 25 boutiques in Manhattan’s Lower East Side will be staying open extra late and offering perks such as in-store specials, live music, and refreshments for Shop More. Shop LES. This plethora of boutiques and mom and pop shops will also be joined by restaurants and lounges in the LES that will be offering food and drink specials. And that’s not all – after you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, chowed down, and drank up, you’ll also have the chance to get artsy by visiting great LES galleries that will also be staying open after hours, offering patrons refreshments and the chance to get their highbrow culture on.

Well dressed, well fed, and well informed on the arts – all in the lovely Lower East Side! What more could one ask for as a colorful backdrop to an evening of holiday shopping? Boutiques such as Earnest Sewn, The Cast, and Volang will be keeping shoppers satiated with discounts and refreshments while restaurants such as Café Katja, An Choi, and Grey Lady will allow shoppers to keep some extra pence in their pockets with evening specials and discounts. The evening will also include a free gallery tour that will begin at 7pm, starting straight from the Lower East Side Visitor Center at 54 Orchard Street. A full list of participating boutiques, galleries and restaurants can be seen here.

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