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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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Lindsey Wieber Boyd is one half of The Laundress, the NYC-based line of "eco-chic" specialty detergents and fabric care. Their creations smell damn good—and if you don't believe us, just ask Le Labo, which recently collaborated with them on a series of products. As the former manager of U.S. Sales for Chanel ready-to-wear, Lindsey takes good care of her designer duds. Here's where she goes to get her double-C necklaces fixed.
Aurora's Beads is probably my favorite store in New York City. I stumbled upon this great spot when I was walking home from the gym one day. You can pick from hundreds of beautiful stones and beads to make your designs own or they will make it for you. Aurora will also repair items such as vintage pieces and costume jewelry. I use them a lot for my Chanel pearl necklaces that need to be restrung. Aurora herself answers the phone and takes orders.· Aurora's Beads [Official Site]
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