Shea butter, black soap, incense and more ... Nicholas Variety is your one-stop shop for African and natural beauty and herb products uptown. Owner Randolph Nicholas, his son Ryan and a knowledgeable staff stock a diverse and wide-ranging supply that will keep you browsing for hours on end. Want to buy wholesale? Nicholas also offers bulk-buying.


5 East 125th Street (b/t Fifth & Madison)


Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays, 12-6 p.m.



Looking for the name of a tune you heard on Nicholas Variety's playlist at the Uptown Grand Central plaza? Click on the links below and groove along at home:

Still in Love by Kirk Franklin
No One by Maxwell
Crown Royal by Dynas
MAW-Expensive by Master At Work
I Shall Not Be Moved by Kenny Bobien
Thinking About Your Body by Monica Vasconcelos & Nois
Thinking About Your Body by Bobby McFerrin
Get Over It by Bucie
Wonderful by Terry Hunter
Free Man by South Shore Commission
To Be In Love by India & MAW
Baptize Me by The Djoon Experience
At The Club by Timmy Regisford featuring Lynn Lockamy
Superman by Black Coffee
Turn Me On by Black Coffee
Love Come Down by Evelyn "Champagne" King
I Want To Thank You by Alicia Myers & One Way
One Way Ticket by Peven Everett
God Created Woman by Margaret Grace
Whatcha Gonna Do? by Margaret Grace
Circle of Life by Margaret Grace
Good Vibrations by Kerri Chandler
Burning Hot by Peven Everett
Girl You Need A Change of Mind by Eddie Kendricks