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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Michael Saiger may have model-like good looks, but his jewelry line Miansai stands on its own. His nautical wrap-around bracelets were inspired by his childhood memories of the beaches of New England, resulting in a collection of preppy, rustic, and classic designs.
It's very rare that you'll see me with a clean-shaven face, but whenever I do go that route, I really enjoy an all-encompassing experience.The New York Shaving Company on Elizabeth Street is an awesome spot. The shop has an old-school feel to it, which I really like. There's a full service menu for everything from a traditional shave to skin treatments, and even classes on how to sharpen your own razors or achieve the perfect shave. The company also makes its own products, ranging from shaving creams to oils, brushes, blades and beyond, so I can stock up at home. And they're all made in the USA, which is a plus in my book. Their shaving kits also make great gifts.· The New York Shaving Company [Official Site]
· Miansai [Official Site]
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