The 10 Best Skate Shops in New York!

The art of skateboarding requires a certain form and aesthetic that you can only attain if you know where to look. For decades, skate shops across the state of New York have been helping skateboarders build their skills, find the perfect boards, and get the look. Here are 10 great skate shops to check out. 

1. Seasons Skate Shop, Albany, NY

This small shop in Albany packs a punch with its on-trend boards, footwear, headwear, and apparel from the top brands. It’s the only skate shop in the region owned by skaters.

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2. Uncle Funky’s Boards, New York, NY

A colorful basement shop in the West Village, Uncle Funky’s sells a variety of cool designs and brands when it comes to boards, wheels, trucks, bearings, and accessories. The shop also performs repairs.

3. Skate Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Skate Brooklyn is a skate shop powerful combination of friendly service, passionate employees, excellent gear, and a loyal base of skaters who use the shop’s very own ramp. The Gowanus store also sells and services snowboards.

4. Phatman Boardshop, Tonawanda, NY

Phatman Boardshop was born in 1994—the prime of 90s skateboarding popularity. Today, the shop serves Buffalo and Western New York with skateboard and snowboard gear and repairs. They also carry disc golf equipment.

5. Sunday Skate Shop, Buffalo, NY

Local owner JP Gillespie has been involved in the skate community for decades. His shop stocks the latest gear, equipment, and apparel, including decks, wheels, and footwear from the best brands.

6. Chapman Skateboards, Deer Park, NY

At Chapman Skateboards, you can custom-make your own deck. Submit your artwork and they’ll create it for you right in the shop. Chapman also sells their own decks, apparel, hats, and more.

7. Bunger Skate Shop, Babylon and Sayville, NY

With two locations in Babylon and Sayville, Bunger has a huge stock of skateboard footwear, hard gear, and apparel to keep you looking fresh. The surf, skateboard, and snowboard shop organizes skate and snowboard events year-round.

8. Labor Skate Shop, New York, NY

This tiny Chinatown skates shop stocks decks, wheels, trucks, and accessories alongside hip skateboard clothing and footwear.

9. SHUT Skates, New York, NY

Since 1986, this LES skate shop has been putting together high-quality skateboards. The shop is an NYC skateboard institution, with a helpful, knowledgeable, and unpretentious staff.

10. KCDC Skateshop, Brooklyn, NY

For over 15 years, KCDC in Williamsburg has been a hotspot for skate culture, offering lessons, events, repairs, and apparel and gear from the top brands.

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