a little bit gimmicky, but badichi is ultimately useful especially if you know almost exactly what you want. this is a shop all about belts. you can put them together with a huge inventory of buckles and leather strips in all colors and designs. badichi definitely has a tourist trap feel but i think the quality is decent and really sometimes i just can’t bear wading through the selection at a place like bloomingdales, or getting something that is so generic at a banana republic. so for those days, i might just head over to badichi’s for something that fits exactly what i want at an affordable price. badichi, 159 prince street between west broadway and thompson, manhattan, new york 212.533.2107.