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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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Elizabeth Hunt works in the digital brand strategy department of Swell, a full-service creative agency whose clients include Shopbop, Maybelline, Nike, Armani Fragrances, and more. Originally from the deep south and now a resident of the West Village, she feeds her chocolate addiction at The Meadow on Hudson Street.
I once tried this mind blowing chocolate bar in Sicily and have been dreaming of it ever since—even trying to remember the street corner where I bought it so I could (hopefully) one day return to chocolate heaven. The Meadow came into my life when I moved to the West Village a few years ago. It's a perfectly curated tiny shop housing a rare selection of salts, cocktail bitters and yes, you guessed it, my Sicilian chocolate bar among others. The Meadow is like stepping into a world where you're surrounded by the best things in life. I never thought I'd just 'have to have' a Himalayan salt block...but this store does it to you. They have wild and classic flowers too, and not to mention that the staff is lovely, knowledgeable, and warm. You'll walk out of the store with a smile on your face every time, even after blowing $30 on salt and Sicilian chocolate.
· The Meadow [Official Site]
· Swell [Official Site]
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