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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Alex Drayer is the founder and creative director of Lexdray, a collection of bags made out of masculine durable materials. He recommends Genuine Motorworks, a shop on North 14th Street in Greenpoint that caters to hot rod culture.
Having moved to Williamsburg last November, my goal this summer has been to really explore the area. A few weeks ago I came across a unique shop called Genuine Motorworks. From the outside, the shop looks more like a motorcycle repair shop, but I was pleasantly surprised by their selection of American-made products. Genuine Motorworks prides themselves on simple products that last a lifetime. They believe in hard work, quality and integrity. While their products are geared towards the motorcycle lifestyle, they fit right in with the American workwear trend which is so commonly seen right now. The shop also features an artist each month that they feel has contributed to the spirit of the USA.· Genuine Motorworks [Official Site]
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