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Look, I love Zara and Bloomie's just as much as the next girl, but there aren't too many awkward situations that top having an unintentional #twinsie moment with your boss. One of my favorite things about living in NYC is having access to a plethora of shopping havens that are unique to the city.
Finding that one-of-a-kind handmade necklace made by a local artisan in Brooklyn or snagging a designer handbag during a storewide end-of-the-season sale is the stuff that sartorial dreams are made of. And since I'm feeling awfully generous today, I'm sharing my top five favorite local shops that make up my dream boutique lineup. Of course, there's an endless list of stores us New Yorkers are privy to, but here's my starting five.