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Where This VP Buys Flasks, Pocket Squares in the West Village

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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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Brad Minor is originally from Alabama, lives in Chelsea, and is the VP of Communications at American Express. At AmEx, it's his job to understand the brands big picture, but also to help discover compelling nuggets of news that live within it to share with media, influencers, and its social communities. And they're more fashion oriented than ever. This year marks the 12th season of the AmEx VIP experience during NYFW, where card members get access to Mercedes-Benz car service and to runway shows, like the CH Carolina Herrera show on Valentines Day. Here, he shows us his go-to shop on Eighth Avenue.

For me, being able to shop small is critical to retail survival. Going into a big department store puts me in fight or flight mode. And in those situations, I opt for flight. Typically. I don't want a million things to choose from. Give me a couple of really great things you know I'll love. Teich in the West Village is perfect me. It's the nookiest of nook mom-and-pop stores with a main entrance on Eighth Avenue, and a little secret side entrance on Jane Street. They have everything I never knew I wanted, and yet cant live without. From NYC-centric notecards, to leather covered flasks, to hand-painted art. I get all my Ernest Alexander pocket squares there. And anytime I need a gift, I go peruse the store. All of the items have the feeling of being special and pre-selected for you.

· Teich [Official Site]
· Brad Minor [Twitter]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked NY]


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