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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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Jeffrey Caldwell is the director of communications for the jewelry brand Mish New York. Previously, he handled marketing and events for companies like Conde Nast Traveler and Ralph Lauren. The Southern California has been a New Yorker for over a decade, and has resided everywhere from the Upper East Side to Tribeca and, currently, Sutton Place. Here, he shows us his favorite place to scope out exotic, rare taxidermy.
Although New York is probably the world's most exhilarating city, one does occasionally need an exotic escape. When the likes of Marrakech, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires seem a bit too far-flung for an afternoon, Creel & Gow—the new emporium of chic—provides a perfect fix close to home. The rare taxidermy, peculiar contraptions, intriguing objets, and natural beauties that reside inside this East 70th Street townhouse will be hard to find anywhere else.
Tastemakers Jamie Creel and Christopher Gow have masterfully mixed The Explorers Club and the marché aux puces (with a dash of Hermès!) to create a sumptuous vault of intoxicating pieces to adorn any space. Artifacts and creatures from air, land, and sea are all graciously posed in the inviting gallery. Whether you're finishing an arduous renovation or simply in need of an unexpected hostess gift, their curated collections will satisfy your wildest fantasy.
· Creel & Gow [Official Site]
· Mish New York [Official Site]
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