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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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There's something going on over at BPMW, the company that runs the progressive tradeshow (capsule). First, one of the founders recommended this progressive Japanese kids shop, and now, Chris Corrado, the man in charge of all things (capsule), sheds some light onto this Williamsburg vintage shopping mecca. These guys are good!—Yale Breslin
I don't know who this Stella Dallas is, but I think we should be friends. Either she read my mind and delivered the perfect vintage shop, or she wrote the book on how vintage shops should be. First, it's not just one store. This Williamsburg outpost has a sister store in the West Village. Unlike its West Village predecessor, 10Ft Single offers clothing for both sexes. Immediately next door to 10ft Single is the Stella Dallas home and textile shop. Think vintage Pendleton blankets, Persian rugs, and rad tapestries from the 70's.
The neighboring clothing shop that is 10ft Single combines the thrill of thrifting (searching through huge racks of old awesomeness for that one piece that speaks to you for cheap) with an inspiring, albeit more expensive, one-of-a-kind vintage collection. So whether you are looking for an inexpensive western shirt from the 70's or an authentic WWII military bomber jacket, you can find them both within the brick walls of 10Ft Single.· (capsule) Show [Official Site]