An Emporium for Oddballs at Evolution SoHo

An Emporium for Oddballs at Evolution SoHo

In the market for a purse made from the dried carcass of a Philippine cane toad? Perhaps you’d prefer a bottled rattlesnake tail? Maybe a grey-wolf-pelt rug or a mounted man-eating piranha (below)? The Evolution Store (120 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 1.212.343.1114) has enough Kafkaesque merchandise to make even the maddest of scientists squirm. This specialist in science and natural-history collectibles, a member of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, has a museum-quality atmosphere in which it offers insects, fossils, taxidermy, real and replica skeletons, anatomical models and minerals—plus jewelry and home accessories made from same. Surrounded by such curious commodities, it’s never been easier to resurrect your inner Dr. Frankenstein.