Among dominating forces of the Net-A-Porters and Moda Operandis of the e-commerce world, we let accessibility to endless designers and ease of purchase trump the outpouring of sentimental feelings of small boutique purchases. We miss out on the smells and shopkeeper smiles from closet sized stores. We lose the personal stories behind our buys. But, these fleeting moments are yet to vanish and disappear. Dotting side streets of the Lower East Side, hiding in Bed Stuy, or sitting quietly in Soho or Nolita, you might just discover the one of a kind handwoven throw and the vintage kimono finding its final home after its many lives lived before you. Discover.
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