Roaming around Manhattan the other day, I dropped by the Antique Showplace, a three story structure located at 40 West 25th Street in Manhattan. Filled with small galleries run by various collectors dealing in everything from ancient Asian artwork to art deco-style radios, I was pleasantly surprised by the little gem of a shop specializing in all things cufflinks, from the more serious deco enamels, precious metals, and formal sets to the fun and whimsical novelty links. The Missing Link was opened by Michael Rodriguez in 1996 and offers an unparalleled selection of vintage and new cufflinks for both men and women. Whatever type of cufflink you're looking for, it's sure to be found amongst the estimated 10,000 pairs.
Open on Fridays and Saturdays (or by appointment), be sure to drop by if you're in the Flat-Iron district. Michael is very knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to chat with. If you're not completely bedazzled by the overwhelming inventory, be sure to look up and check out the collection of Dobbs hats and Louis Vuitton luggage.
The Missing Link - it should be on any dandy's list of places to go in New York City.