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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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Estefania Lacayo is the co-founder and chief merchandising officer of Edition01, a New York-based luxury website that teams up with the world's best fashion and accessories designers to create special collections. Some past collaborations include Tracy Anderson's first foray into clothing design and this summer's joint venture from the New York Mets and the CFDA. Here, she shows us her favorite spot in Chelsea for vintage jewelry.
I discovered Jewel Diva two years ago, while I was helping a friend that was getting married to find a unique vintage hairpiece. She wanted something more "timeless," like something you could have seen your grandmother wear on her wedding day. We found so many beautiful pieces that now I stop by on a monthly basis. They have the best selection of unique vintage statement jewelry by Lanvin, Givenchy, Chanel, YSL, Balenciaga, and Dominique Aurientis, just to mention a few. They also have a great variety of Chanel bags, luggage and accessories. I love how they have a unique representation of each brand they carry and from some of my favorite eras, like the 1930s and 1950s. The store is also super organized and not cluttered, which makes the experience so much better.
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