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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.
Image via Leslie Fine Interiors
Interior designer and special projects editor at Elle Décor, Tamzin Greenhill knows the shops in and around New York that add that extra finished touch to a room. Born and raised in Notting Hill (and now based in New York), Greenhill scours the city (and the globe) for the best of the best in home furnishings. While there's always the vintage shops in Paris and the antique markets in Italy, one of her favorite shops is situated on Grand Street in SoHo.
Flair is a gem of a store in SoHo and one of my favourite places to shop. I always go there at the end of a project to find cool unique and interesting 'bits' to finish off and personalize a home without it looking too 'interior designer-y" and done up. They sell incredible vintage furniture, the best pottery, bookends, ashtrays, vases from the 50's, colourful ceramic bowls, cushions made out of vintage couture fabrics from Paris, and amazing sculptures. These are the items to me that really bring a home to life. They are constantly getting new inventory and changing the store around, so whenever you go into the store, there is a new one of a kind item to find. It really is a little treasure trove.
· Flair [Official Site]
· Tamzin Greenhill [Official Site]