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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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Jason Jean is the rare fashion photographer who used to do taxes for a living. In 2009, he launched Citizen Couture, a website that focused on exploring fashionable inspirations in major metropolitan cities. When he's outside of the fashion zone (and in the mood to update his apartment), he heads to Harlem's The Demolition Depot.
When I moved into my apartment, I was looking into salvage doors to use as sliding closet doors. I wanted the look and feel of the blue doors that you would see in Paris. The Demolition Depot in upper Manhattan is a large warehouse that became my destination to find reclaimed doors with interesting designs. Their warehouse is filled with vintage plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, shutters, chandeliers, and more. What I love about The Demolition Depot is the unique pieces available, and it's better than shopping at your local Home Depot. The only downside is their limited supply. Finding sliding closet doors was a challenge since I needed two pieces. The warehouse can get overwhelming, so I would recommend looking at their inventory online first.· The Demolition Depot [Official Site]
· Citizen Couture [Official Site]
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