Shacked up in New York City’s bustling indoor Chelsea Market, head shop Higher Standards blends in with the other upscale stores selling designer eyewear, vegan sushi, and swanky hot sauce. And keeping up with its classy neighbors, the Higher Standards flagship store offers its customers an elevated head shop experience catered to their curiosity.
Customer-Focused and Friendly
Higher Standards’ customers vary greatly in terms of experience. Some intentional regulars swing by but newcomers to smoking and vaping culture trickle in, intrigued by the impressive window displays of collectible glass pieces or custom painted Volcano vaporizers. The inevitable tourist will first find comfortable interest in the well-designed Malin + Goetz candle table display near the entrance, not realizing exactly what type of shop they’ve wandered into. Then, after being approached by a helpful and encouraging staff member, they may stick around to learn about Higher Standards and its own product line.
What’s clearly different about this head shop comes from its openness. Instead of a glass display case separating the customer from …Read More