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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.
Image via YM Antiques
Fashion stylist and consultant Ann Caruso began her career at Ralph Lauren working as a design assistant. From there, Ann's next stop was Vogue Magazine, where she stayed on the masthead for six years. Now a freelance stylist, Caruso's work has appeared in Vanity Fair, InStyle, Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar, where she continues to be a contributing fashion editor. A big fan of all things pre-loved, Caruso points us to YM Antiques in Kips Bay.
YM Antiques is hidden in The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center on Second Ave in the 50s. It is the perfect place to go whenever I am looking for a gift for someone who has everything. I have bought incredible-shaped perfume bottles and gorgeous letter openers. The jewelry and the furniture is to die. The only problem is I always want to leave with a purchase of my own. Leah, who runs the store, has incredible taste and is a friend to the fashion crowd. She has a long history with many tales to tell which is half the fun of visiting.· Ann Caruso [Official Site]
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