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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 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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Before he began his new gig, Damien Nunes was a fixture at GQ, where he held the title of fashion editor for over five years. Now he's made the switch to The Gap, where he fills his time as the men's concept designer. Nunes recently moved from the east side to the west side, but he still heads back to his previous stomping grounds to stocks up on Castellroig's 2008 rosé (often by the case) from this East Village shop.—Yale Breslin
I love Tinto Fino on 1st Avenue in the East Village. They carry only Spanish wines and have an impressively well edited selection. The staff knows what they are talking about and are pleasant but not pushy. They have this rosé that I dream about. I literally bought a case once. Now that I live in the West Village, I am going to take advantage of their website. But anytime I am in the neighborhood, I stop in to get that rosé. In fact, maybe I will do that today.· Tinto Fino [Official Site]
· @damiennunes [Twitter]