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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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Gregory Buntain is the co-founder of contemporary design studio Fort Standard, which uses traditional methods of production in new ways and recently collaborated with Fjällräven on furniture and fixtures for the Swedish brand's Mott Street shop. Here, Gregory fills us in on his favorite Williamsburg shopping destination.
My favorite hidden gem would have to be Mociun (pronounced "motion") which was just opened by Caitlin Mociun on North 4th and Wythe. Aside from being an amazing jewelry and textile designer, she has an incredible eye for home goods and design in general. She is always finding the most interesting objects and products to feature and, as her many passionate followers would agree, she truly is a tastemaker.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for gifts, it would be difficult to walk out of Mociun empty-handed. I purchased a vintage Moroccan rag rug from her store which is amazing and colorful to say the least. I've really never seen anything like it. I think she has a few left!· MOCIUN [Official Site]
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