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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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Kevin Calica is a master at visual merchandising, interior design, and even floral arrangements, thanks to previous gigs in the creative departments at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Here, he tells us about Swing in Harlem, his favorite place to shop on a Saturday.
Swing in Harlem is delightful and different. Its big open windows announce and showcase a wonderfully eclectic mix of product, including things like L'Anverre tea cups and Cristina Bomba cashmere sweaters. I live downtown, so a trip to West 118th Street is an adventure. There's so much history there. I enjoy the warmth and charm of the antique display vitrines and the casual and sophisticated pairings of merchandise, like Rick Owens and sweet treats from
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