Shop HW

Welcome to the Shop HW page, a page for helping you shop the internet. It is edited by our team at Harlem World Magazine (not robots), and is designed to surface the best useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape from Harlem to Harare. Most online shopping advice comes in the form of not particularly helpful roundups and slideshows. Our hope is to find the stuff out there that is actually worth buying — products that are really good and that we fully believe in.

Every product is one of the best independently picked by an (obsessive) team member.


Arts & Entertainment. What is the most flattering premium headphones? Is there a mascara that never comes off? We’ve hunted these down, plus more of the best books (read and audio) you can buy. And have you considered art, photographs and more?

Education & Jobs. New stuff won’t make you smarter, but it can help. We’ve found some extra motivation in the form of better classes, pens, books, and courses that won’t break the bank.

Family & Baby. Maybe you’ve been invited to your first-ever baby shower. Maybe you need maternity clothes. Or maybe it’s your kid’s birthday, and you’re totally stumped. We’ve found the best things for kids and babies according to parents and experts.

Food & Drink. If you’re looking for the sharpest knife or the most powerful blender — or even if you just want a solid French cookbook, we’ve searched high and low for everything a great kitchen needs.

Health & Beauty. New stuff won’t make you healthier, but it can help. We’ve found some extra motivation in the form of better workout clothes, light-as-air running shoes, and exercise equipment that won’t break the bank.

Home & Real Estate. Sometimes you’re looking for a lucite side table; sometimes you want a well-made sofa that doesn’t cost a zillion dollars. We’ve talked to experts and scoured the Internet for the best décor, furniture, and storage solutions.

Jewelry, Watches & Weddings. While it’s great to have the newest or most expensive jewelry on the market, what most interests us is finding what works. From heritage watches to wedding gear, these are the premium jewelry, watches and wedding stuff that do their job — in high style.

Pets & Non-Profits. New stuff won’t make you healthier, but it can help. We’ve found some extra motivation in the form of better workout clothes, light-as-air running shoes, and exercise equipment that won’t break the bank.

Online & Mobile Services. While it’s great to have the newest or most expensive gizmo on the market, what most interests us is finding what works. From Bluetooth headphones to laptops, these are the electronics that do their job — reliably.

Style & Accessories. Basics? We’ve got it all, from the most flattering jeans and T-shirts to comfortable grandma sandals and VPL-resistant underwear.

Travel & Tours. Hopping on a train or plane can be harrying — unless you have a system. We found the things that make travel a cinch, including expert-approved rolling luggage, game-changing packing pouches, and the ultimate travel pillow.

Harlem World Partners. What are some of the best businesses in Harlem? Are there businesses that are community-focused? We’ve hunted these down, plus more of the best products and services they have to offer. And have you considered our social enterprise at Harlem Youth Publishing Empowerment (HYPE)?


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