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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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Bradford Shellhammer is the co-founder of Fab.com, a website that features daily design inspirations and sales at up to 70% off retail. He grew up in Baltimore, has degrees from both Goucher College and Parsons The New School for Design, has launched retail concepts for both Blu Dot and Design Within Reach, and currently contributes to Sundance Channel, Full Frontal Fashion, and Dwell. With an impeccable home that was recently featured in The New York Times, we had to find out where Shellhammer gets his art, and now, the cats out of the bag.
Chisholm Larsson Gallery is my favorite store in NYC. It has the BEST CURATED selection of vintage posters with something for everyone. From mainstream finds to obscure things too, it's the prefect foil to the stuffy art galleries just a few blocks North. I love that the window displays change frequently and that they are inspired and thematic. For example, they had an amazing display to honor Elizabeth Taylor upon her death. It's the best place to buy a heartfelt gift or something fun for yourself. I recently snatched up a giant poster of Grace Jones because, well, everyone's home needs a life size Grace Jones poster. Right?"
· Chisholm Larsson Gallery [Official Site]
· Fab.com [Official Site]
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