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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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Katie Estes is the co-founder of a small graphic design company called Offsets, where she's done work for big names like Disney, and smaller brands like the jewelry label Maturu and several arts and theatre organizations. Here, she shows us her favorite spot to treat her dog in Brooklyn.
When I first got my dog and was living in Carroll Gardens, I Internet-searched my way to Love Thy Pet on Union Street. The owner, a big burly guy straight out of Sons of Anarchy, dresses up like Santa for the dogs at Christmas and knows every dog that comes in. They insist on the customer bringing their dog inside, which I did until they obtained a resident cat. They really go out of their way to get you anything you need–dog jackets, muzzles, specialty food–and every dog gets a biscuit upon exit. No treats for the human customers, but Mazzola's is right around the corner.
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