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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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A native of San Diego, designer Rebecca Minkoff is known for her feminine and playful creations. What started as a handbag line in 2004 has since become a collection of apparel, sunglasses, accessories and more. With Fashion Week just moments away, Minkoff showed us her favorite West Village spot for getting the perfect personalized gift.
Kaas is a little hidden treat in the West Village. I love going inside and getting inspired by the Old World feeling of their glass blown plates. It's also my go to destination for gifts. What really differentiates Kaas from other shops is their custom made-to-order decoupage trays. They're able to turn a wedding invite into a tray, and these make the perfect present. I find it's always more sentimental to give a personalized gift that's both functional and will generally match any décor. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
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