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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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When Barneys NY wants to make an announcement to the world—like yesterday's news that Gaga's workshop is taking over the store for the holidays—the brand turns to The Window, a lifestyle website dedicated to all things Barneys and beyond. Tory Hoen is the woman responsible for making sure the site is constantly updated with fashion-forward content. Below, she recommends her favorite Williamsburg store, a little shop where you're more likely to find rustic school desks than Balenciaga bags.
While I often lack basic necessities in my home (until recently, plates), I am a hoarder of anything non-essential (I own an elephant tusk). For all the things I want but arguably don't 'need', I rely on Williamsburg's impossibly charming Moon River Chattel. Where else can you find an opium pipe, a glass cake stand, a stamp set, a refurbished school desk, vintage table linens and old-timey candy all in one place? When I'm running low on funds, it's also just a nice spot to hang out and pretend I live in a farmhouse. For those looking to bring that feeling home, you can snap up refurbished vintage furniture from their workshop across the street.· Moon River Chattel [Official Site]
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