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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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Nicolas Petrou has designed for a slew of New York-based companies, as well as his namesake line Petrou and his recently launched high-end menswear collection Petrou/Man. Currently sold at places like Oak in New York and Joyce in Hong Kong, Petrou's designs have graced the pages of publications like Dazed and Confused, VMAN, Vogue and Interview.
The Market NYC has been around for 10 years now. They used to be on Mulberry Street but they recently moved to 328 West 14th Street right under the church. Their location changes often as they rely on public spaces to showcase their designs, so I've found that their website is the best way to find out where they are located. They are also currently working on a pop-up store, although details on this are pretty slim.
It's a great place for people to buy innovative designs and also for other designers to sell their unique goods. I've bought tons of stuff from The Market NYC over the years, from tee shirts from Japanese designer Hiro (Leonardo DiCaprio buys from him as well) to vintage Comme Des Garçons. I've also spotted people like Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields, Robert De Niro and Chelsea Clinton taking in all that The Market NYC has to offer.· The Market NYC [Official Site]
· Petrou/Man [Official Site]
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