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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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Molly Yestadt has been designing beautiful, current toppers under the name Yestadt Millinery for nearly three years. All of her hats —men's, women's, and bridal—are crafted by hand in New York. She recommends a quaint old-school linen shop that's a far cry from big box stores (though the name might sound a lot like one in particular.)
One of my personal favorite spots is in my neighborhood of South Williamsburg. There is this linen shop called Brachs Bed & Bath (I never knew the name of it before today, actually) that I adore. They have a gorgeous, feminine selection of table linens and bed/bath linens that are really darling and to die for. It can be an intimidating process, but the saleswomen know the products extremely well and are super helpful. It's hard to find a good linen shop outside of the usual department store. That is, in my opinion, what makes this a nice little destination.· Yestadt Millinery [Official Site]
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