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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 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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Former Beatrice Inn maven Simonez Wolf is the impresario behind pop-up party Madame Wong's, which appears every so often without warning at Howard Street Chinese restaurant Jobee. The parties require a password to get in, but even if you don't have the magic word, you can get some of the same ambiance at Posteritati, where Wolf finds the wall art that sets the stage at Madame Wong's.—Yale Breslin
My recommendation for an obscure NYC store is Posteritati. I love old French film posters, so I go here religiously to check it out. They have a pretty solid search system, and the owner is both very nice and really knowledgeable. It's a great place to buy a gift for that special person in your life. And for reference, I just bought two posters to decorate my new little venture called Madame Wong's. I love the location as it is situation on Centre Street just in front of the old police station. It reminds me a little bit of Paris in the St.Germain district.· Posteritati [Official Site]
· Madame Wong's [Eater]