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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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Dana Schwartz, Jill Stuart's director of communications, stocks her East Village home with decor and Tibetan rugs from one of Soho's most whimsical under-the-radar shops. BDDW, located on Crosby Street, stocks a plethora of textured wood objects that are all locally-sourced and hand-made inside the confines of their Philadelphia base camp. Always the optimist, Schwartz has her sights set high. While she may not own everything in the store (yet), her plan is to eventually give up her EV apartment and call BDDW home. We hope utilities are included.
BDDW is the most scrumptious furniture store in the city. It's run-your-fingers-across-the-handcrafted-hand-oiled-wood tables delicious. They're known for their wood furniture, but some of the best finds at BDDW are their hand-knotted Tibetan rugs, leather framed mirrors, handmade records players, and seriously unique clocks that fill up the space. Everything is handmade in their Philadelphia studio and all the wood is domestically sourced. You can't walk in there without being struck by how gorgeous every single piece is or leave without a long shopping list. In my next life, I not only want to own everything in this store, but live inside it too because the space is beyond amazing.· BDDW [Official Site]
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