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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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Sasha Charnin Morrison, fashion director at Us Weekly certainly doesn't need to travel outside of the confines of NYC to get her hands on designer jeans. But when she takes a trip beyond the island—usually to Dobbs Ferry (for the sake of her kids...or so she says)—she's always sure to make a pit stop at Industry, one of her favorite blink-and-you'll-miss-it shops situated quietly between a coffee shop and a dry cleaner. Latte in hand and kids by her side, her road trip shopping destination begins....
What I like is driving up to go to Nyack for the Palisades Mall and Dave & Busters for the kids (right) and off of the Saw Mill Parkway is this very groovy, laid back denim boutique called Industry. It's sandwiched between a Starbucks drive thru, a cleaner and a gym. Very odd place to open a boutique, but once you park the car and grab a latte, you walk in and find that Industry is a well-edited, handpicked favorite boutique filled with items that are both tailored and fitted, as well as, loose...in that cute boyfriend-slouch-slump style.
There are some very nice dresses and tanks and flowy tops and the cutest little rock and roll style baby onesies. They also carry jeans from 7 for All Mankind, Hudson, William Rast, and dresses from Splendid and Rebecca Taylor. The owner is usually found wearing a look from the window (which is always the best selling tool) and she always looks really cute, making you want to buy into that look total "look". She carries her baby around the store, which makes you want to rent a baby...if you don't already have one of your own.
· Industry [Dobbs Ferry]
· US Weekly [Official Site]