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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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The newest hire at InStyle is style director Samira Nasr. Formerly a freelance stylist, she's worked with Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Spain, and Vogue China, but Nasr got her start working for our favorite cat lady, U.S. Vogue's Grace Coddington. It's clear she's well versed in the world of fashion news, but her recommendation is E.R. Butler & Co., an appointment-only home decor store in Nolita.
While recently renovating my apartment, I discovered E.R. Butler, what I like to call the "couture hardware" shop. At this Nolita gem, you can find the most beautiful things from handcrafted brass doorknobs to delicate glass pulls for your cabinet. This is the place to visit if you're looking for extraordinary pieces for your home, and the friendly staff makes the experience even that much more enjoyable. Even just walking by is a pleasure because the owner creates amazing window displays of vignettes showcasing his friends' artistic creations.· E.R. Butler & Co. [Official Site]
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