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 of the city's shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic island (and beyond) that we might not all know about. Cue The Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Photo via Loveday 31's Facebook Page
Today's subject is style blogger Sara Zucker, one of the twenty bloggers Tumblr is sending to New York Fashion Week. She's written for The Daily, Lucky, and Blackbook, but thanks to her site Farpitzs, we're able to get her style advice, sartorial questions, and random thoughts multiple times a day. Zucker heads to Astoria to dig through the racks at Loveday 31 Vintage, a place full of wild patterns at half the prices you'd find in Manhattan.
"The boutique's owner, Ivona Bilicic, revamps days-of-yore clothing into modern and ultra-flattering shapes and refreshes the racks on a weekly, if not daily, basis," she writes. "Trust her taste, as Bilicic was a buyer at Screaming Mimi's before opening the store in 2005. Aside from the occasional $10 rack, the store is particularly awesome because of its lack of black (too common in NYC); kitsch abounds! And the stock is equally as eclectic, ranging from obscure vintage to high-end luxury to local artisans."—Yale Breslin
· Loveday31 Vintage [Official Site]
· Farpitsz [Official Site]