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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.
Image via Chris Stone's iPhone
Set designer Christopher Stone has been working in New York for the past five years building intricate and ornate sets for clients like Vogue, H&M, V Magazine, VMAN Magazine, Vogue Homme Japan and more. When he's in need of that perfect piece to complete his vision, he jumps on the L and hits up Green Village, a Brooklyn resale shop that houses everything from books to pottery to sofas that look like they were uprooted from the set of Pleasantville.
My favorite obscure store in the city is called Green Village. It's off the L train in Bushwick and is a set designer's dream come true. It's a huge thrift store warehouse that is literally packed from floor to ceiling with furniture, housewares, clothes and more. Anytime I need something random for a shoot I go there first. A most recent purchase was an entire set of 1960s Italian smoked glass champagne coup and wine glasses for $15. Be prepared to dig and get a little dirty. Sidney, the owner, gets new goodies all the time so every day is a treasure hunt.· Green Village [Official Site]
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