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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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Todd Dufour, who was an original MySpace employee long before the days of Justin Timberlake's involvement, recently became vice president of branded media at Buzz Media. That makes him the go-to guy for all business matters pertaining to the celebrity websites of the Kardashian sisters, Whitney Port, Shenae Grimes, and Nicole Richie. While he may be an LA transplant who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, this handsome chap knows where to get his sweet fix: The West Village by way of Scandinavia.
While the name might confuse you, Sockerbit is not Foot Locker. It's Foot Locker on sugar crack minus the smelly feet and jock straps, When Sam Schlade (my mentor, icon and best friend) and I stumbled inside, we became immediately addicted. Feast your eyes, open your mouth and allow your tongue to taste the endless amounts of tasty Scandinavian candy, Scandinavian chocolates and other guilty pleasures that won't get you in trouble with your man/your girl.· Sockerbit [Official Site]
· Buzz Media [Official Site]