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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 island (and beyond) 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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David Stark, the talented New York-based event producer who runs David Stark Design and Production, has worked with everyone from Beyonce to Jon Stewart. He's put out countless books, provided expert decor advice for The Today Show and Martha Stewart, facilitated some over-the-top luxurious affairs, and even co-authored a floral design book titled Wild Flowers: Projects and Inspiration. He lives and works in Brooklyn, and when he something floral in his life, he hits up GRDN, a corner-store florist that carries tons of accessories.—Yale Breslin
GRDN in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn is the perfect neighborhood corner store of nature. Instead of selling eggs or the daily paper, the shop has become the neighborhood bodega of plants, cut flowers, tools, containers, and gardening books. It has a lovely and compact nursery in its backyard, it's finely curated and always sensitive to the hot color trends of the moment, and the interior space is filled with vases, planters, and all kinds of chic accessories for outdoor living. While I love the grand, utilitarian garden centers of a Home Depot, I love to stop by tiny GRDN on the way home from work to grab a quick nature fix as if it were a necessary staple like a quart of milk. "· GRDN [Official Site]
· David Stark Design [Official Site]