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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

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Get Your Glow On: 5 Best Spray Tan Salons In New York

The weather is starting to warm up, but if you’re still feeling humdrum and not your best self, a quick bronzing session can work wonders to take you from pale to proud.

02/03/2014

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4 Best Places To Make Your Own Perfume In New York

If you beat to your own, individually-scented drummer, why buy off-the-rack perfume when you can conjour up a scent uniquely yours? For those bold, chosen few who dare to distill a scent of their own, here are the go-to sources for know-how, nectar, and a little bit of magic.

02/03/2014

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Brooklyn’s 5 Best Vintage Stores

Stephanie Lehmann received her B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in English from New York University. She has taught novel writing at Mediabistro and online at Salon.com, where her essays have been published. She […]

12/26/2013

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6 NYC Cafes, Shops & Salons Offering Military Discounts

Remember to thank a veteran this Veterans Day.

11/11/2013

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The 5 Best Shops For Spring & Summertime Shoes In NY

From sultry, transparent stilettos to chocolate country brogues, here are NYC’s most fabulous emporiums of everything shoe, bound to have you looking like you own the city all spring, into summer.

CBS New York–04/10/2013

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NY’s 5 Best Shops For Discounted Designer Purses

Wherever you stow your take-it-with-you must-have’s, your bag has got to be fabulous. Too savvy to spend $1,000 on a handbag? Here’s where to find this season’s hottest clutches, satchels and shoulder bags at prices way below retail.

04/04/2013

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The 5 Best Shops For Men’s Shoes In New York

Ask any woman and she’ll tell you––shoes make the man. Whatever sole your soul is craving, from sneakers to slip-ons, here’s where to grab the looks that get you where you want to go.

CBS New York–07/31/2012

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5 Best Mattress Stores in New York

Whether you live in bed or simply long to get back into it, nothing turns your home into a castle more than the perfect mattress.

07/10/2012

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5 Best Places For Antiquing In New York

If you throw in an appreciation of the unique and quality unmatched by much of today’s mass-produced stuff, you’ll find our best picks for the most interesting antiquing destinations New York City has to offer.

06/26/2012

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5 Best Vintage Stores In New York

You love vintage fashion because you’re an individual. You also love holding onto a dollar. Whether you’re setting the trend or simply pushing it up by a few days on the calendar, you know how retro pieces can turn modern looks into personal statements capable of rocking fashion’s favorite city to its knees. From Harlow to Bardot, here’s where to get the look.

06/14/2012

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5 Best Places To Get Last-Minute Pride Outfits In New York

Straight, gay or in-between, here are the places to get teeshirts, accessories, or head-to-toe outfits that shout your colors to the world. After all, closets should only be for clothes, so let’s go shopping and join the party.

06/04/2012

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Best Places To Buy Homemade Gifts In New York

We wonder what ancient rug-makers would think of today’s perfection-driven artisans and crafters of home-made wares. The jewelry, glassware and hand-sewn apparel found at these amazing New York emporiums feature some of the most charming and creative hand-made gifts you will find this side of a flying carpet.

05/22/2012

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5 Best Places For Women’s Sports Team Apparel In New York

Ladies, want to look like you own the clubhouse on gameday? These are the venues to find shorts, shirts, and jerseys that treat you like a girl. Got curves? Here’s where to get gear. Team gear.

CBS New York–05/15/2012

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5 Best Places To Get Your Jewelry Cleaned In New York

Whether it’s baby’s first locket or a cherished engagement ring, precious jewelry deserves the attention of experts who understand the cleaning procedures required, from platinum to pearls. Here are the five borough’s best.

05/01/2012

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