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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Jamie Beck is a fashion photographer, who, together with her husband Kevin Burg, founded Ann Street Studio. They specialize and have pioneered the art of cinemagraphs, a form of photography that mixes a still photograph with video to create a living moment. Thus far, their clients have included Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Zoe, and Juicy Couture. Here, she shows us her favorite spot on the Upper West Side for nostalgic records.
My husband and I love to go on long walks through our Upper West Side neighborhood and discover the little gems that give our community character. We stumbled upon this tiny yet amazing record store off 72nd Street called Westsider Records. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall, this intimate shop holds musical treasures of bygone eras. From Ella Fitzgerald to The Beatles, we've bought it all here and filled our home with the warm sound of vinyl music. They also sell amazing record players and antique treasures so you just never know what you will uncover. Plus, in a true Funny Face moment, it's always fun to climb the old wooden ladder to reach for that record on the top shelf, which is always the one you've been hunting for.
· Westsider Records [Official Site]
· Ann Street Studio [Official Site]
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