In 1989 my mum took me to New York and one of the places we went to was Canal St. She took me to Pearl Paint which is an art supplies shop on 5 floors. I like shopping and love art materials so this place really was exciting to visit. There was nothing as large in London. Although my affection for this place has now shifted (to Tokyu Hands) it still is a great place to visit. When I was last there in 2009 it was VERY low on stock and I was worried that it might be closing, but this visit levels looked really healthy especially of tape. White masking tape…WHITE! I ask you…and check out how skinny that regular masking tape is!