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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 Buck House
Next up is Douglas Friedman, a photographer who has provided his killer lens to every major fashion publication around the globe. Known for interiors and portraits, he's provided the rest of us with a voyeuristic glimpse into the homes of Fergie, Sean Lennon, and Francisco Costa, to name a few. Here, he tells us why he travels uptown to go buck wild while antique shopping.
"There is this brilliant antique store (it's actually more of a gallery or salon) on the Upper East Side called Buck House. It's way up on Madison Avenue between 93rd and 94th Streets and well worth the schlep. The owner, curator and all around fabulous broad that runs the place is Deborah Buck, and chatting with her is also worth the trip uptown. Her collections of art, jewlery and antiques have been assembled with such a unique and thoughtful eye. She scours the globe for anything but obvious finds. It's impossible not to walk out with something that you never imagined yourself leaving with."—Yale Breslin
· Douglas Friedman [Official Site]
· Buck House [Official Site]