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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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Kristina Angleozzi, the designer behind Fisher, studied menswear at Parsons and worked at The Gap and Hanes before venturing out on her own. Her label is built upon two pillars: modern design with traditional fabrics. The result is unfussy clothes that compliment an already built-up wardrobe. A self-proclaimed vintage aficionado, she likes Brooklyn's RePop, a shop where 95% of the contents are recycled.
I've always been a vintage addict, so I'd love to share one of my favorite shops called RePop. It's located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard area and stocks a curated assortment of mid-century, industrial and eclectic housewares. It's beautifully merchandised and amazingly affordable. I went there a few months ago and found the most amazing taxidermied Polish chicken. (Image search "Polish chicken" right now. You'll thank me later.) Sadly, it was already sold but now I'm obsessed with finding another. I'd say RePop is my peaceful alternative to the overrun Brooklyn Flea when I need new furniture or just want inspiration.· RePop [Official Site]
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