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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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Bobby Schuessler is a contributor at Lucky Magazine, where he writes about style—naturally. He's a self-proclaimed "compulsive shopper" and recently became obsessed with this Williamsburg spot where all goodies are custom-made.
Last time I visited Lucky-favorite shoe designer Matt Bernson at his new Tribeca store, I noticed these sick leather chairs with brass studs—insanely modern. As a serial shopper, I had to know where these magical chairs came from. Turns out, they were custom-made at Nightwood in Williamsburg—so now, I'm officially obsessed.
I constantly find myself perusing the store on Saturdays while I'm drinking my morning coffee—from Toby's Estate in Williamsburg, of course. Everything is one of a kind and is perfect for my Brooklyn apartment. Whether you're looking for a reupholstered couch with vintage fabrics, or a TV console made entirely from wood scraps, everything is in this small furniture-mecca on Grand Street.· Lucky Magazine [Official Site]
· Nightwood [Official Site]
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