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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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Joshua Greene is an interior designer who started his career in the fashion industry as a writer at Women's Wear Daily. He's worked at Ralph Lauren (where he worked in global store design), and now he spends his days as the interiors director at Sawyer/Berson, an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firm based in NYC. Here, he shows us his go-to spot for those items he'd kill to have in his apartment.
Every time I visit Alan Moss I fall in love with a plethora of items that I would kill to own. Tables, lamps, chairs, chandeliers, art, objects, sculpture—everything is so unique. Unfortunately, it's usually just the clients that can afford it! If Alan is there, he will regale you with stories about a piece's provenance and how he came to own it—that in itself is worth a visit. One time I remember seeing these amazing little crystal lights, super tiny and interesting, and it turns out they were interior sconces from a vintage limousine. Nobody else has stuff so obscure and beautiful. Make sure to check out the back rooms downstairs for even more inspiration.
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