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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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Lilla P owner and creative director Pauline Nakios launched her line in 1998 with the essential tee as the brand's pulse. In the ten-plus years since inception, the line has expanded to include jackets, sweaters, dresses and skirts in an attempt to create a collection that is perfectly tailored for a laid-back lifestyle. Nakios recommends Kiwi, a Park Slope shop on Seventh Avenue that houses wardrobe basics with unique finishes.
Kiwi is a store that has carried my line for more years than I can recall. The owners Christine and Marlene are two fantastic women. Kiwi carries tasteful clothing and has a great denim selection. They buy with such a sophisticated eye. My biggest obsession—and an obsession it is—is Christine's own label, Christine Alcalay. The line is too pricey for the mix in her own store, but I am lucky enough to own four myself! She has launched her ready-to-wear collection and she is surely one to watch!· Lilla P [Official Site]
· Kiwi [Official Site]
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