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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.
Inside Haus Alkire back when it was known as Julie Haus
Sally Perrin is an American-born former model. Along with her husband Michel, she serves as the Creative Director and co-designer to Perrin Paris 1893, a collection of chic purses, gloves, and eyewear that has boutiques in Beverly Hills, Paris, and now, at The Carlyle Hotel. Here, she tells us where she likes to find hats for fall in NYC.
I was thrilled to discover Haus Alkire, a small, eerie shop in Soho, one rainy afternoon. I am a hat girl and some very unusual models caught my eye. This personalized gallery offers edgy clothes and accessories mixed with graphic artwork all carefully curated by the owners. For Fall/Winter, the black and white forest prints remind me of The Blair Witch Project or Salem, which are perfect for October festivities. I especially love the galuchat-rimmed hats in this collection. They add a note of sophistication to these rather haunting and daunting designs.· Haus Alkire [Official Site]
· Perrin Paris 1893 [Official Site]
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