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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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Shane Cisneros is a fashion stylist who loves the ins and outs of New York City. He got his start at Teen People (RIP) and has since styled Rolling Stone covers, worked on campaigns for Barneys New York, and acted as an on-air contributor for E! Entertainment Network. He lives in Harlem and spends his weekends frequenting this market that seems to have just about everything he could ever want.
As a proud resident of Harlem, my favorite destination way uptown is the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market. I love anything ethnic and bohemian and this flea market has it all: dashikis for Fire Island, hand-crafted wooden jewelry boxes, leather and straw tote bags for lugging around all my supplies. The best part is you can play 'Let's Make A Deal' with the shopkeepers and talk down the price of anything. One thing I've leaned in this business is how to negotiate!· Shane Cisneros [Official Site]
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