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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.
Nick Wooster via Male-Mode
Today's Shopping Confidential subject is Nick Wooster. In addition to being a street-style badass, he's worked for Neiman Marcus and PROJECT Tradeshow and just yesterday unveiled a line of swim trunks in collaboration with Orlebar Brown on Park & Bond. Dubbed "the perfect swimsuit," the collaboration is centered on a re-imagined camo print available in five colors. So with that, Wooster filled us in on his favorite places to shop, and since he couldn't decide on just store, we decided to bend the rules?.just this once.
Given that I have become a creature of habit—and inherently lazy—I end up not venturing too far from my natural habitat, and Leffot and Grahame Fowler are two shops that are literally spitting distance from my apartment. What's so great about these two shops is that the owners are always on site, and they really know what they are doing. That's how retail should be. Sometimes I like to drop by to say hello, sometimes I have something specific in mind. The common denominator: shoes. At Grahame Fowler, it's all about Tricker's. At Leffot, it's all about Alden and Alfred Sargent. In fact, I did a collaboration with Steven Taffel and Alfred Sargent to make a camo brogue and cap toe boot.· Nick Wooster [Official Site]
· Leffot [Official Site]
· Grahame Fowler [Official Site]