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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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Born in New York but raised in Indiana, Gabby Sabharwal moved back to the city to make her mark on the fashion industry. She immersed herself in the world of PR, then launched Giejo, a line of swimsuit. The result: six different styles featuring versatile prints and figure-flattering silhouettes. She filled us in on Phoenix Roze, her favorite little shop in the West Village.
I would have to pick Phoenix Roze in the West Village. Anyone who knows me knows that I love jewelry and have an eclectic assortment that I wear everyday. Most are treasures that I have received as gifts and each has a special story. Two of my pieces (the side cross necklace and rose gold branch pinky ring) are from here and were given to me as gifts from my boyfriend.
The stones are hand picked and Guy Rozenstrich (owner and artist) personally makes every piece of jewelry and believes that he embeds his own love and energy into each and every design. I agree! The look is simple, at times elaborate but never conventional. Just as with my suits, I love to mix, match and layer his pieces.· Phoenix Roze [Official Site]
· Giejo [Official Site]
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