Coolest Hotel Gift Shops
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Forget logo branded t-shirts and shot glasses. These hotel gift shops forgo stocking their shelves with those usual tchotchkes in favor of products that raise their retail status as high as the penthouse suite! The six shops that make our list make it so you don't even have to leave the hotel to score some seriously awesome merchandise. After shelling out some green, you can head back to your luxe digs to admire your vacation loot. Now how to pack it all in your suitcase…
Heard of the children's book series Eloise—about a little girl who lives in The Plaza? Well, some clever retail folks made the storybook character come to life. The Eloise Shop at The Plaza offers one-of-a-kind merchandise based on the book series. But you don't have to be a bookworm to enjoy the hotel's charm. The century-old, 282-room Plaza is a New York landmark. A $400 million overhaul in 2008 gave the huge rooms gold-plated bathroom fixtures, but it also converted most rooms overlooking Central Park into privately-owned residences (akin to how Eloise lived). The hotel even has an Eloise-themed suite.
The gift shop here features an exclusive line of Ritz Carlton products—from luxurious beach towels to its one-of-a-kind Ritz stuffed animals. But the shopping doesn't end in the lobby. This 434-room hotel sits atop an upscale shopping mall right off the Magnificent Mile.
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