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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 Refinery29
Next up is Kristian Laliberte, New York editor of fashion-and-more blog Refinery29. "Shopping for Christmas presents was my nightmare—you can give out only so many Tocca candles before you've got to step it up. My family and friends already seemed to have everything I'd wrap up, but I found this sort of Lemony-Snicket type place, The Poster Shop, when I popped into the Matthew Marks Gallery before Christmas, and my X-mas tree dilemma was solved. I scooped up tons of vintage posters, duh, and had a mug of Earl Grey. It's still open now (just on Saturdays), meaning I can treat myself to that Nan Goldin book no one was cool enough to buy me." —Yale Breslin
· Secret Shopper: An Uber-Hidden Poster Shop [Refinery29]
· Shop for Posters in a 19th Century Fire Station in Chelsea [Racked NY]