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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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Galen Drever is the president of the fashion brand T. Rains, which he owns with his partner Traver Rains, a fashion designer, photographer, and former co-founder of Heatherette. Here, he shares with us his favorite place to pick up jars of peanut butter on Sullivan Street.
While walking on Sullivan Street one day, I stumbled across Peanut Butter & Co. and was immediately intrigued. I was never the biggest fan of peanut butter, but I just couldn't resist the shop's kitschy blue exterior and the amazing scent of cinnamon and toasted bread I smelled as I walked by. After sampling the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl I was hooked. With specialty blends made with white chocolate and another with cayenne pepper, there is definitely something for everyone here. Plus, their jars of peanut butter make the perfect holiday gifts.
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