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Place to Buy a Housewarming Gift

INTO owner Alan Carell and store manager Sonia White turn shopping for housewares into a treasure hunt.

photo: mike mcgill



Editors' Pick

Forget the bottle of wine; the best housewarming gifts are to be found at INTO, the funkiest of downtown furniture and accessories boutiques. Owner Alan Carell has stocked the place with distinctive lamps, colorful serving bowls, throw pillows, wall art, anatomically accurate piggy banks, and a million other wonderfully unique items. “I try to have something for everyone, and I like my items to have some heart or story behind them,” says Carell. “Maybe it’s recycled, or it’s helping a women’s co-op.” A word of warning, though: Start browsing for a gift for someone, and you’re liable to walk out of the shop with something for yourself as well. 40 N. Hotel St., 536-2211,



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Mar 7, 2009 09:27 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Alan is the main reason that Into is "The Best"....not to mention the great selection of accessories they offer.

Mar 25, 2009 09:45 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

good choice, INTO is one of my fave stores in the country,I take all my out of town guests there when in Chinatown.

Jul 19, 2009 10:40 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Into is a great store..not to mention that the employees are hot, which makes shopping there a +

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