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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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Hannah Doblick, also known as Hannah Rad, is the resident DJ at Topshop and has spun at events for clients like Armani, GenArt, and Social Media Week. She's also the content director of East Village Radio, where she also hosts her own weekly show, Belly of the Beast, live every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm. She's been in NYC for eight years and resides in Brooklyn (where she moved from Pittsburgh).
Crowded, kitschy and jam-packed with everything you don't need, the East Village's Random Accessories is my go-to spot for finding that perfect gift for those special people who either have nothing or everything. This small space on 4th Street between Second and Third Avenues sells clever and cute items, like baby's first rocker t-shirts (yes, I have my eye on the classic Ramones one for Baby Rad who has yet to exist), to the ‘other out there’ purchases like zombie and paparazzi action figures, or ice trays shaped to make your frozen cubes look like dentures.
In addition to the cool and weird stuff I can't get enough of (like their amazing diamond ring coffee mug that makes me feel like a total baller), Random Accessories has a stocked selection of unique wrapping paper and greeting cards...even one for Festivus. And if you don't know what that is, I'll facepalm til you learn it, stop by the store, pick one up and get back to me.· East Village Radio [Official Site]
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