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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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Carly Beck is the co-founder of Sedgwick Studio, a line of sturdy, affordable bags that don't look "like every other piece of tricked-out shoulder candy," as she puts it on her website. She recommends a specialty store on Charles Street for proper bathroom maintenance.
The bathroom is generally the most neglected room, decor-wise, in any NYC apartment, and that's why stores like The Bathroom are so critical. This Charles Street boutique strictly specializes in beautiful ways to outfit your space, from non-disgusting shower curtains to delicate wastebaskets and an array of inspired beautification essentials. Colin Heywood, the Brit who runs the place, curates an assortment of hard-to-find-in-the-U.S. products like Kai linen wash and La Compagnie de Provence candles. Thanks to The Bathroom, I'm actually showing mine off.· The Bathroom [Official Site]
· Sedgwick Studio [Official Site]
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