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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 Refinery 29
Today's subject is Dan Ragone, the ever-charming and stylish president of Interview Magazine. Ragone's answer underscores the perks of shopping in New York—for every hot new store like Pierre Hardy that gets all the press, there's also a tiny boutique hidden behind a Soho furniture shop.
"The Pierre Hardy shop on Jane Street is one of my favorites. I was always buying the sneakers in Paris and now, I can walk there from my apartment. The design of the store is also really cool. Another store I love is Jon Ashe Menswear on Grand Street. It's a tiny shop that you enter through this furniture store. Everything inside is made in New York. The collection is tailored and casual, and the accessories are great. They also have little things that you don't see everywhere."—Yale Breslin
· Interview Magazine [Official Site]
· Pierre Hardy [Official Site]
· Jon Ashe Menswear [Official Site]