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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Catherine Peridis is the associate fashion editor at Cosmopolitan. In her role, she acts as the stylist/sittings assistant to the fashion director, assists with the celebrity covers, and produces fashion stories for the magazine. The Toronto native previously worked at WWD, where she styled weekly trend stories and covers. Here, she shows us where she finds vintage Alexander McQueen in the East Village.
I am always on the lookout for good quality, unique vintage pieces–and Ladies & Gentlemen always has those hidden gems. Every time I walk into the store, I find spectacular one-of-a-kind items from designers as diverse as Thom Browne and Alexander McQueen to Americana classics like old-school Converse Chuck Taylors and Pendleton and Hudson's Bay Company.
Everything inside is methodically chosen by the charming couple who owns the shop; with the majority of the stock coming from their own personal collection, they are always happy to chat with you and share their immense knowledge on everything and anything vintage.
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