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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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Lizzy Seguin is a freelance fashion stylist based in Brooklyn. She's worked on lookbooks for labels like à la tête and Lock-a-Bye, and has been featured in an online ELLE Magazine advertorial in collaboration with Sperry Top Siders. She feeds her vintage shopping addiction at Antoinette in Williamsburg, which just so happens to be a member of our brand new Vintage 38.
A store I consider a hidden gem is Antoinette in Williamsburg. I was walking along Grand Street heading towards the water one day and happened upon this quaint little vintage store. I love the story behind the shop. The owner told me the store was named after her mother and how all of the clothes were hers that she had been collecting for some time. Pretty much a dream come true since I'm a vintage junkie. I can always find special pieces there, whether its a '60s shift dress or a striking piece of costume jewelry, or that perfect sundress for a hot summer day. Make sure you meet the shop's black kitty, Lucky. She adds to the ambiance.
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