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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 WRK Design
John Jannuzzi is a busy guy. He's the Style Collective editor at Lucky Magazine (where he works in both editorial and social media), and on the side, he maintains two blogs: Textbook and Rogue Bicycles. He lives in Nolita, and when he's not walking his two bulldogs, who he claims to values above most humans, he can often be found digging through the crevices of his neighborhood, which is exactly how he found today's pick.
WRK Design isn't exactly off the beaten path, but most people seem to overlook the spot. You can't really blame them though...at first glance, it doesn't look like an open storefront. It's right across from the brick wall on Prince where all the street vendors line up and at the top of a flight of stairs. For those who decide to walk upwards, it's a nice surprise. The space inside is deceptively large and the staff, although often busy, is very friendly. Most times, there is somebody working on restoring an old piece of furniture or trinket but there's plenty to shop from. You can expect to find a lot of reclaimed furniture and tons of original pieces for your apartment. It's well worth a visit and currently, I'm eying some of the vintage airplane models hanging when you walk through the door.· WRK Design [Official Site]
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