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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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Jenn Rogien is the costume designer for HBO's Girls, where she spends her days concocting the outfits for Hannah, Shoshanna, Jessa, Marnie (and the rest of the gang). While mulling over all the inappropriate outfits from last Sunday's episode, we asked Rogien to share her favorite secret "resource."
NY Garment Wash is one of the off-the-beaten path resources that I can't function without. James and his team run an intense stone washing operation out of an industrial Bushwick warehouse. They handle stone washing, acid washing, and myriad of other distressing functions for all the major brands as well as some high-fashion labels. I rely on NY Garment Wash to make brand new garments look worn and lived in. To really break garments down, we sand things first, send them to James, and then age them further when we get them back. My favorite stone wash is "vintage medium."
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