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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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Kerri Silvestri runs Allow Me Events, where she's been producing special events for over a decade. She's been featured in a number of magazines, like NY Weddings, and when it comes to décor, she knows what’s up. That's why she sent us to Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies, a Chelsea-based party planning emporium that caters to all of her big-bash needs.
I call this store the candy shop for the crafty. It's located in Chelsea in the heart of the flower district. The store keeps up with the current trends and more often than not you'll find an oddity or two that will inspire you to create something unique and personalized.
Product lines are clearly well-thought-through, bringing to the customer a quality and endless selection of all things floral and event design. Just a few of the many items they carry are candles and candle holders (of all sizes, colors and styles), glass, metal and natural vases and containers, compotes, urns, and more. And, lest I forget, they have a billion shades of textured ribbon and a variety of garlands including lights, nautical themed, dazzling crystals and so on.
· Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies [Official Site]
· Allow Me Events [Official Site]
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