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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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Becka Citron is co-owner of Brooklyn housewares shop Modern Anthology, a spot in Dumbo that happens to be a favorite destination of Of A Kind's Erica Cerulo. We've turned the tables and got in touch with the team behind MA to find out where they like to shop in our big bad city. Citron's recommendation? Mood Indigo, an antique spot in Chelsea's Showplace Antique Center. Houseguests beware: Citron takes her kitchen accessories very seriously.
It can be surprisingly difficult to come across a really great vintage barware. So I love finding something like Mood Indigo who specialize in glassware, dinnerware, and kitchen accessories from the 1930s and 1940s. I like pairing my vintage barware with a more modern furniture collection (to avoid that "I'm obsessed with Mad Men and I'd like to live in the TV set" look). My favorites include cocktail shakers, vintage lighters and ashtrays from New York's nightlife like the 21 Club. I also have a thing for smoked glass, as it really makes a great gift for any guy. You have to really love the vintage details to splurge at this place because it's not exactly bargain prices. So don't invite any clumsy guests over for cocktails.· Mood Indigo/a> [Official Site]
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