Best Shoe Shine in Gramercy/Flat Iron/Greenwich Village/ "Downtown" NYC?

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  1. VirtruviusR

    VirtruviusR Senior member

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    Don't generally wear grown man shoes, and the nice pair of formal black oxfords I have are in bad need of a good shine/all-around polish. I'd ideally love an artisanal shine/polish using Saphir M'dO stuff and really doing a number on it, but time is short and I just want it shined up and buffed out (plus I have no clue where I'd go for this and what I could expect to pay for a really pukka presidential shine). I'd really prefer some place in Gramercy/Flat Iron/Union SQ/Greenwich Village/LES/East Village area and not further uptown. I did a search but all of the relevant threads were over a year or two old and not especially helpful in answering my question. Either that or my search-foo sucks....

    Really appreciate the help!
     
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    I have edited my recommendation to suggest you go to the following:

    B. Nelson Shoes
    140 East 55th St
    (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 750-0818
    www.bnelsonshoes.com

    I spoke to Nic, and you may wish to ask about the Saphir Products in your shoe shine. The Saphire Shine is $7.00, and their standard shine is about $4.00

    Here is their web site:
    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/default.asp
     
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    Nordstrom Rack? Really? I've been in there a few times. Never seen a shoe shine stand in there.
     
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    It may just be the actual Nordstrom stores, not Rack.
     
  5. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    I have edited my recommendation to suggest you go to the following:

    B. Nelson Shoes
    140 East 55th St
    (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 750-0818
    www.bnelsonshoes.com

    I spoke to Nic, and you may wish to ask about the Saphir Products in your shoe shine. The Saphire Shine is $7.00, and their standard shine is about $4.00

    Here is their web site:
    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/default.asp
     
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  6. VirtruviusR

    VirtruviusR Senior member

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    According to the store locater there are no regular Nordstroms in NYC. Sad panda is understandably sad.

    And what is treasure & bond? Going to assume they don't have the shoe shine stand.
     
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  7. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    A little out of your way, but some of the midtown hotels have a shoe shine guy on the ground floor. Waldorf Astoria does.

    Or Eddie's Shoe Repair at Grand Central Station, if he is still there.
     
  8. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    If you rarely wear these shoes, rarely polish them, etc, you're not really accomplishing much by getting "the best" shoe shine. Go to any shoe repair place or shoe shine, and get them shined, and don't sweat it.
     
  9. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    I have edited my recommendation to suggest you go to the following:

    B. Nelson Shoes
    140 East 55th St
    (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 750-0818
    www.bnelsonshoes.com

    I spoke to Nic, and you may wish to ask about the Saphir Products in your shoe shine. The Saphire Shine is $7.00, and their standard shine is about $4.00

    Here is their web site:
    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/default.asp
     

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