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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 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.
Image via Modern Anthology
Last week we chatted with Claire Mazur, the co-founder of Of a Kind, the first-ever shopping site powered entirely through Tumblr. Her other business half is Erica Cerulo, and as a Dumbo resident, it's no surprise she's enamored of Modern Anthology, a creative studio and retail store with a sick collection of vintage furniture, personalized accessories, and home finishings.
"I always find solid gifts at Modern Anthology, a shop just a few blocks from my apartment in Dumbo. Technically, the place is a men's store—it's owned by the duo behind the DIY Network's Man Caves show (yes, the name of that program is a tremendous turnoff)—and it has a really solid collection of clothing, accessories, and grooming supplies for guys. But! They also have a ton of interesting, unisex items—Mast Brothers chocolate bars, vintage glassware, antique globes, heavy-weight office supplies."—Yale Breslin
· Of A Kind [Official Site]
· Modern Anthology [Official Site]