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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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Romney Leader is a trend forecaster and brand consultant. She began her career at Style.com, left to join the Tobe Report, and now currently works with Levi's on their non-denim women's apparel. Part of what makes her good at her job is that she loves to shop, and now that she has a son, she has yet another excuse to do so. Here, she points us to Flying Squirrel, a children's boutique on North 6th Street in Williamsburg.
I'm an unabashed shopaholic—I even get excited to go grocery shopping. So you can imagine that, for me, one of the (many) thrills of having my son last year was that it opened up an entire new category of things to buy. One of my go-to neighborhood spots is Flying Squirrel, a children's boutique and consignment shop in Williamsburg. They carry new designs from Mini & Maximus, a favorite hard-to-find kid's brand, but the majority of the store is devoted to "nearly new" merchandise. And this is not your typical suburban consignment shop. I've found Yohji-esque kiddie clothes with Japanese tags, vintage L.L. Bean hiking vests and jackets, and plenty of tags-on Petit Bateau priced 90% off.
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