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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 The Upper West Side Informer
Rachel Jutkowitz manages the day-to-day social media for the empire of one Patricia Field—you know, the stylist who helped define the aesthetics for Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. She has a shopping secret, and it involves two unlikely words: Gold doorknobs.
Whenever I find myself on the Upper West Side, I always try and stop into Olde Good Things on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets. It is billed as an antique furniture store but also has some reproductions of old styles, as well as some brand-new pieces that are worthy of the trip uptown. They have a set of gold doorknobs that are actually produced by an artist in Pennsylvania that I need. I refuse to even describe them in more detail for fear of someone going in to purchase them before I get around to it!
In addition to their many unique doorknobs, Olde Good Things is a great place to find key statement pieces for your apartment like the incredible wood-planked coffee table that reminds me of a wheelbarrow. If you are obsessed with finding accents for your apartment this is a must-see store! There is also one by Union Square and Chelsea—but the UWS one's unique location next to the Natural History Museum and storied Central Park West buildings makes it seem like a perfect place to purchase incredible furniture.
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