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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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Costume design team Kurt and Bart were educated in the notorious nightclub school of 1980's New York. Throughout their career, they've been fortunate enough to work alongside everyone from Patricia Field to the Disney Channel to Steven Klein to Marilyn Manson. We've been tracking their most recent gig—acting as the stylists behind the HBO hit series How To Make It In America—since the beginning. The duo has been guiding the stylistic direction of the show since season one. It's at this under-the-radar Brooklyn vintage shop (with a hidden record shop in the back) where they get the ideas to outfit actors Bryan Greenberg, Lake Bell, and....Kid Cudi.
Greenpoint's Fox and Fawn is always a go-to shop to pop into for our show, which is peppered with neighborhoods with eclectic and refined style. Co-owners Beverly and Marissa stock a selective and always fresh inventory of vintage and designer pieces at prices that still make you feel like you are getting a find. Whether it's a Nagel look-alike Tyvek Paper bomber, banging 1980's costume jewelry, vintage leather goods, designer shoes, or a little bit of YSL and Cacharel, you will walk out with something in your hands. Even if it's vinyl from the rad record store in the back called Heaven Street, which happens to be run by Bev's other half Sean, from the band Cult of Youth.
· Fox and Fawn [Official Site]
· All How To Make It In America Coverage on Racked [Racked NY]