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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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Brooklyn designer Samantha Pleet introduced her namesake collection in 2006. For the past five years, she's been incorporating notions of art, history, and literature into her model-off-duty designs, which are made in New York City, often with organic materials. When she's on the hunt for clothes that aren't her own, she heads over to Horizons, a vintage shop in Williamsburg where she found her best-loved piece to date: an old school Banana Republic one-piece.
Horizons has what you are looking for if you want to look like you stepped out of Twin Peaks. Owner Breanne DiDomenico searches all over the country for vintage designer clothing and accessories at unbelievable prices. I have never once left without a new wardrobe of staples such as perfect leather belts and backpacks, wide brimmed hats, blouses, and perfectly fitting trousers. My best find was a vintage khaki Banana Republic bodysuit I wore to hike the Inca Trail this summer. This small but well curated store will have you finding treasures by the troves.· Samantha Pleet [Official Site]
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