1 The signs at Economy Candy reflect its vintage. The store was established in 1937!
2 Labels coat the storefront windows. Economy is known for its commitment to old fashioned candies and new trends alike, which is one of the reasons I love it.
3 Tall ceilings, florescent lights, and hoards of shiny packages add to the warehouse quality that makes this make showroom so appealing, especially at Halloween.
4 Bins and bins of candies line the walls at Economy. Bulk is definitely their specialty.
5 A hint of decoration.
6 Mary Janes and Smarties!
7 Some sugar-free options that are still colorful and delicious.
8 A bag of mixed candies put together just for Halloween. Just grab a sack and go!
9 Instant party-favors. The Mr. Goodbar cups make perfect vessels for an assortment of goodies.
10 The candy that launched a thousand cavities.
11 Candy Corn spin-offs.
12 Such nostalgic packaging is the kind that should never be updated. These boxes look like precious soap sets!
13 Mirrors at the top of each display extend the feeling of expansiveness that the tall ceilings afford.
14 It's worth taking several laps around Economy before settling on the perfect stash.
15 Gummies galore.
16 These gumballs could be tremendous Halloween decorating tools. The colors and spherical shape are bold and modern.
17 Hard candy dispensers look like vats of pearls and beading!
18 These Jelly bean colors would work nicely for Halloween. I love the flecking on the peach ones.
19 Whirly Pops are just as fun to play with as eat.
20 Enough said.
21 A salesperson is engulfed by the stacks and piles of his candy merchandise!
22 A little creative packaging makes any candy combo Halloween-ready.
23 Jawbreakers for the dedicated candy-eater.
24 For those who want to show their Economy Candy pride.
25 The quiet storefront of The Sweet Life just a few blocks away is a contrast to Economy's mass approach.
26 Inside, it's clear that every candy and food item has been carefully selected and arranged to sell at The Sweet Life.
27 Chocolate-dipped apricots make a perfect accompaniment to salty nuts.
28 Love these little minty "chips!"
29 Turkish Delight is a candy-lover's delicacy.
30 Bold, graphic packaging is one of the things that makes candy shopping so fun!
31 Look at the size of this Sugar Daddy! You'd want to be saving the wrapper to get through that!
32 Organic pancake mixes next to gumball bins–a winning combination found only at a place like The Sweet Life.
33 If I recall correctly, these sour strands are Kim Kardashian's favorite sweets!
34 Jelly beans made to look like smooth pebbles; these colors are fantastic!
35 Licorice varietals.
36 A little corner displays an arrangement of candy jars and blocks of dense and sugary halvah.
37 Those Whirly Pops on the bottom shelf are incredible; not only are they enormous, but they come in such fun colors!
38 Jelly bean scoop-and-go!
39 On to Vosges, an exotic chocolatier that focuses on the flavors of indigenous cultures by exploring unexpected spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits and nut flavors in their truffles.
40 How adorable is their storefront window? Their call to "Celebrate the Day of the Dead" fits the store's exotic nature.
41 The packaging at Vosges is as crisp and creative as their flavor combos.
42 These paper maché scull decorations (made by artist Molly Dougherty) are inspired by the ancient holiday El Dia de los Muertos, or, The Day of the Dead. Her work can be found at www.thepinatamaker.com
43 Enchanted Mushroom chocolate is one part Alice-in-Wonderland and one part gastro-chic.
44 It certainly looks spellbinding.
45 A tasting table invites the customer to sit down and enjoy their purchases.
46 Scull lollipops add to the theme. I can't wait for Halloween!
47 One of my favorite masks; everything is better with glitter.
48 Couture chocolate drink mixes.
49 Vosges is known for its stunning bacon+chocolate innovations.
50 If you need a break from all the sugar, a little pork fat never hurt anyone.
51 This display case makes such a statement with the tiny artful chocolates inside.
52 Purple and black are a big theme at Vosges year-round, and I love how that contributes to the haunted vibe this time of year.
53 Caramel Toffee samples had me hooked immediately; sweet with a little salty is so addictive.
54 Could this concept be more perfect for bonfire season?