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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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Elana Frankel is the style director at One Kings Lane, an online marketplace for the home that brings members exceptional value on a spectacular collection of top-brand, vintage, and designer items. Before her current position, she was the style editor at Architectural Digest and prior to that, the design editor at Martha Stewart Living. She's the author of two design books and has contributed to three others. Where does this style guru like to shop? According to Frankel, it's a little place on the Bowery.
I love Artware Editions, a shop and art space on the Bowery across from the New Museum. It's quietly becoming the place to find exclusive editions by established and emerging artists. Proprietors Rebecca Kong and Jon Tomlinson have a great eye for taking an artist's concept and creating a line of products. I covet the Yves Klein coffee table, plan on buying the Louise Bourgeois set of mugs, and hope to have a set of Christopher Kurtz's chairs some day.
· Artware Editions [Official Site]
· One Kings Lane [Official Site]
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