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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some of the city's shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic island (and beyond) that we might not all know about. Cue The Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Photo via Dossier Journal
Today's victim is Susie Bubble, blogger, current face of The Gap, and all around UK sweetheart: "Whenever I am in town, I go to About Glamour in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a mix of vintage and Japanese kitsch. I always find unexpected pieces by designers like Kansai Yamamoto and mercibeaucoup, and a lot of Comme stuff too. I had to leave behind a beautiful men's paisley smoking jacket by Undercover last time I was there. Gift quandries are solved by the cute Vivienne Westwood socks they have for men and women. After all who doesn't appreciate yet another pair of socks in their drawers?"—Yale Breslin
· About Glamour [Official Site]
· Style Bubble [Official Site]