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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 local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Designer Sarah Brasher's clothing line, Edelweiss by Sarah, takes a modern approach to vintage style. Inspired by her German heritage, Brasher set up shop in 2008 and has been heavily influenced by the glamour of 1940's Hollywood screen sirens. Another place she gets inspired: Chelsea's This 'n' That Collectibles, a small shop that houses antiques from a range of different destinations and decades.
I guess I would have to say one of my favorites is called This 'n' That Collectibles. It is a crazy little jewelry shop on 25th Street. They have tons of awesome vintage jewelry plus a bunch of random stuff as well. The store is jam-packed from top to bottom of antique finds. The saleswoman is a little quirky but that also adds to the charm. Just to give you an idea, I went in their looking for antique jewelry for my wedding and walked out with an awesome vintage bride and groom wedding cake topper! Random, I know.· This 'n' That Collectibles [Official Site]
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· Edelweiss By Sarah [Official Site]