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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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Sarah Slutsky is the fashion editorial assistant at Vogue, a job that keeps her running between the market editors and the sittings editors to make sure each photo shoot comes together. She overseas look-books, logistics, and editor requests, and also somehow finds time to manage all of the publication's fashion interns. Additionally, she works on research and inspiration for e-retailer based stories on Vogue's website. A loyalist to the LES, she fills us in on where she gets flowers for her office and home.
I have been a Lower East Side resident for nearly four years now. I love the personality and the charm of the independent boutiques, cafés, and salons. Call me old fashion, but I've always been drawn to flowers. So it's no surprise that, time and time again, I find myself wandering into Flower Girl. Tucked inside the Earnest Sewn store on Orchard and Broome, a few moments in the Flower Girl corner always gets my imagination going. Owner Denise Porcaro releases all of her creative energy into original and ethereal arrangements.· Flower Girl [Official Site]
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