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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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Earlier this month, we profiled Greenlight Bookstore, Camilla Gale's favorite bookstore in the heart of Brooklyn. Along with partner Rand Niederhoffer, she co-owns Thistle & Clover, a boutique that offers hard-to-find women's jewelry, clothing, and accessories on the tree-lined Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene. This time we talked to Niederhoffer, who recently moved to Brooklyn. Even though she relocated across the bridge, her inspiration for home decor tips and ideas come from the West Village's Elizabeth Bauer, a whimsical shop with pops of color and many, many, many, conversation-starting pieces.
My favorite shop is Elizabeth Bauer in the West Village. When I moved to Brooklyn, I sourced a ton of my home inspiration here. Elizabeth has the best taste in furniture and table top accessories. Her shop features a fantastic blend of quirky and sophisticated elements. Sets of decorative votives make wonderful house warming and engagement presents. And the Oomph Tini Tables. They are fun, brightly lacquered console and end tables that come in NYC apartment appropriate sizing!
· The Owner of Thistle & Clover Loves This Local Bookstore [Racked NY]
· Thistle & Clover [Official Site]
· Elizabeth Bauer [Official Site]