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 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 Kings County Salvage
Hillary Taymour is the power chick behind Collina Strada, a line of fun-loving bags that are made in NYC with eco-conscious materials. Taymour tells us she's found some of her favorite pieces of home decor from a new Williamsburg spot called Kings County Salvage.—Yale Breslin
Kings County Salvage in Williamsburg just opened up on Broadway. It's your personal Brooklyn Flea all week long. Val, the owner, is super nice and offers amazing vintage salvage goods for the home at non-New York prices. How could you not love it? A well curated home goods shop with bargain deals comes around only once in a blue moon.
I recently picked up an amazing ladder that came from a barn in Maryland as well as a vintage hook from an old bachelor's barn to hang it on. It fits perfectly in my closet and allows me to get into my storage loft without a stool. You can find everything there like amazing apple boxes, apothecary jars, and fixtures that are perfect to merchandise any environment. Val actually travels around the East Coast as people are tearing down old barns to get the legit real deal goods directly from the source, so that she's able to cut out the middleman markup. It's the best place to find affordable treasures!· Kings Country Salvage [Official Site]
· Collina Strada [Official Site]