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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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Jon Moore is the director of Ralph Lauren store development, where he works on the interior design of the brand's retail spots around the globe. Before he landed at RL, he worked as a fashion stylist in both NYC and London, and did freelance styling work for clients like Victoria's Secret and MTV. Here, the design guru shows us his favorite spot on East 6th Street for floor lamps and wing chairs.
Cafiero Select in the East Village is one of my favorite shops. This home goods store has an eclectic mix of mid-century furniture and some selected artwork and objects that are always inspiring. I stumbled across the shop after visiting a friend who lives nearby. The shop had a pair of upholstered wing chairs in the window with a pair of oversized floor lamps that caught my eye. Once inside, I discovered some great fixtures including a vintage wall desk and bookcase. The store is layered with a great selection of area rugs, artwork, mirrors, banners, and props that I find unique and interesting. I'm a fan of the interior design work they produce as well. The website features an old house in Knoxboro, NY that I would love to live in, and some published work including Chloe Sevigny's apartment in the EV as well."
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Update: Cafiero Select has relocated to 36 East 2nd Street.