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Penine Hart Antiques and Art

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One of my favorite antique stores. I'm almost leery to talk about it because it is the best kept secret in New York! …more

Takashimaya

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Takashimaya is my ultimate favorite. If you want to go for lunch and just have some tea, no one can reach you because it's underneath the ground—no phone service, no blackberry—you can kind of hide out there. …more

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Larissa
Zaharuk

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Repop

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It has amazing, mid-century furniture, mostly knock-offs at lower cost, plus weird collector items, with a rack of hit or miss vintage and reworked vintage clothes. …more

Archangel Antiques

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I get a weird satisfaction out of spending 40 dollars but appearing like I spent 4000. You just alter length, fit—add a touch. A great trick is quality buttons; they can turn H&M into YSL. For that you need to go to ArchAngel Antiques. …more

Olde Good Things

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You could spend hours looking at small things. The store here is pretty big, but you get lost in the locks and keys and the door hinges. …more

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Beat
The Devil

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Butala Emporium

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You can buy a fairly cheap shehnai or cheap conch shells or percussion instruments, which aren't in the best condition, but if you're beginning and you just want to hear the sounds, it's a really good spot to go. …more

De Vera

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It's a mix of everything—basically this guy Frederico, goes around the world and he just buys all these small objects like antiques, jewelry and other objects and sells them. …more

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