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Previously dubbed the bargain district, the old center of the rag trade used to be lined with discount stores. But today, you’ll find some of the best shops in NYC for new designers and vintage on the Lower East Side. From antique jewelry stores to eco-friendly shoe shops, you won’t have any trouble finding one-off items for your wardrobe. Be sure to check out the seasonal Hester Street Fair, which is among the city’s top flea markets.
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