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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Originally from Toronto, Shelby Walsh now lives in NYC where she works at Lividini & Co., an agency that specializes in retail strategy, brand development, and engagement marketing. Her client roster includes Lord & Taylor, Urban Outfitters, Georg Jensen, Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture, and Fossil. Whenever she needs to channel her British-inspired childhood, she checks out Meyers of Keswick in the West Village.
Despite growing up in Toronto, I might as well have been in London. Both of my parents are from England and I had a very British upbringing. We ate, lived, and breathed everything British, right down to sitting alongside my elementary school friends at lunchtime, partaking in my daily chocolate Swiss roll from Marks & Spencer. When I first moved to New York a little over 3 years ago, I didn't know a single soul and the city could be very lonely at times. As soon as I discovered Myers of Keswick in the West Village, I found a little piece of home that provides a warm sense of comfort every time I visit.
Myers of Keswick is a traditional British grocery store full of imported goodies that remind me of my childhood. From Shepherd's Pie to HP Sauce and even Classic Christmas Pudding from Marks & Spencer (a treat my family and I indulge in every holiday), this place has it all. Of course, my personal favorite is their selection of sweets. I'm a sucker for Milk Chocolate Buttons and Percy Pigs. On top of that, they also have a fantastic gift offering of UK souvenirs (union jack umbrella, anyone?), teapots, and an entire collection dedicated to none other than The Royal Family. For fellow Brits or anyone who has an affinity for UK culture, it's a must visit.
· Myers of Keswick [Official Site]
· Lividini & Co. [Official Site]
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