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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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Carl Cunow is the founder and creative director of Onia, a menswear line that takes all things Hamptons, Malibu, and Montauk rolls them up into a selection of colorful and fun bathing suits. Here, he recommends a much-loved spot on the Lower East Side.
Economy Candy is like Disneyworld for those with a sweet tooth. Our buyers know us for always having a crazy array of candy and we get it all from this LES spot. It's a New York institution that I have supported since I was a child and it's the perfect place to bring the kid out of you. The location is ideal because it's right across the street from great restaurants on the LES. The inside of the store has an old New York feeling to it—from the cash registers to the counters and even the prices. They have amazing old novelty candies, while at the same time they maintain a mainstream candy selection as well. All in all, Economy Candy is a great representation of what NYC stores used to be like, from service to quality.· Economy Candy [Official Site]
· Onia [Official Site]
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