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Where This Clutch Designer Finds Rare Chanel on 57th Street

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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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As a publicist, Brett Heyman worked with brands like Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. But in 2010, inspired by a love of mid-century style, she launched a line of acrylic clutches & handbags called Edie Parker. She recommends Rare Vintage, an elegant shop that resides inside a Midtown high-rise.

Rare Vintage is a clothing and accessories store tucked away on the fifth floor of an office building on 57th Street. The owner, Juliana Cairone, cultivates an amazing collection of covetable pieces from the 20th century. One can find Ossie Clark, Thea Porter, Madame Gres, Chanel, Givenchy, Alaia, groovy hats, jewelry, shoes and more. There is also a rare blog on which Juliana posts new pieces and clever musings. Please see: "If Elizabeth Taylor Can Caftan Her Way through the 70s, Damn it! So Can We!" My thoughts exactly. And it's perfect since I once bought an amazing gold lame Halston caftan that I love wearing on special occasions.
· Rare Vintage [Official Site]
· Edie Parker [Official Site]
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Rare Vintage

24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019