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Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London
Legend has it that Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been located in the same spot on Hoxton Street in London since 1818. If you walked past the shop a few years ago and thought you saw a job center, that’s just because the shop—purveyor of all...
STYLE
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
FOOD-DRINK
Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
SHOPS
Merchants On Long
The brainchild of retail heiress Hanneli Rupert, Merchants on Long is a unique two-story boutique dedicated to contemporary African fashion. The Art Nouveau building houses an eclectic range of items, such as beautiful woven sweaters by Laduma Ngxokolo...
TRAVEL
Word Of Mouth: Grünerløkka, Oslo
by Emily Millett Oslo is officially one of the most expensive cities in the world. And although it is intriguingly enticing in all of its icily organized and spotless Nordic beauty, when a cup of coffee can set you back around $20, you'll want to...
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Angry Catfish
A full-service bicycle repair shop and a coffee bar all in the same building, Angry Catfish is a special blend of necessity and comfort. This local hangout spot is a refreshing take on picking up that morning cup of Joe—especially if you bike to work...
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Grimey’s
Founder of Grimey’s, Mike Grimes, is something of a local musical hero: He played with The Bis-Quits and Bare Jr., helped spur the dicey-to-trendy East Nashville renaissance with his much-missed venue Slow Bar and has served crate diggers at his namesake...
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BlackBlue
Nestled on a quiet street in the historic St. Paul lays a beacon of style and quality wear, courtesy of BlackBlue. Carrying brands like Raleigh Denim, Jean Shop, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Red Wing Heritage, BlackBlue is perfect for all kinds of sartorially...
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imogene + willie
Driving by imogene + willie's storefront in the bustling 12South neighborhood, visitors would be forgiven for thinking it's a gas station. Decades ago, it was in fact a gas station, and when Carrie and Matt Eddmenson refurbished the place to house...
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Third Man Records
The moniker Third Man Records is a slight oversimplification of what visitors find in this downtown compound, which was launched, designed and spearheaded by rock'n'roll's Jack White (who earned his country stripes when he produced veteran Loretta...
SHOPS
Traveller Denim Co.
Austin is a town that's growing up, but a good haircut and great pair of jeans is still all you need to succeed. Enter Traveller Denim Co.—the city's only purveyor of custom jeans in handmade, bespoke raw denim. Selenia Rios and Erik Untersee are on...
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Nannie Inez
When Deeyn Rhodes and Lonzo Jackson moved back to their home state of Texas, they brought a love of colorful, clean lines with tastefully modern treasures from all over the world. With a passion for great design and a keen eye for detail, many of the...
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Rockmount
Stop into Denver’s Rockmount Ranch Wear for one of their signature snap-button western shirts that have been worn by presidents, movie stars and musicians from Elvis to Bonnie Raitt. Rockmount is a three generation family-owned business, started by...
SHOPS
Berkeley Supply Company
Just down the street from Pearl Velo is Berkeley Supply Company, a menswear store and one of the design-savvy forces defining the Highlands as one of Denver’s most creative neighborhoods. Berkeley Supply Co. has a refined selection of gear for the...
SHOPS
Pearl Velo
Thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year, most people in Denver find ways to spend as much time outdoors as possible—and biking is a great way to get around the city. Denver was planned with wide streets, tree-lined paths and lots of bike-friendly pedestrian...
DESIGN
Juniper Ridge + Fellow Barber Pop-Up
Leaving behind the hippie farmers market vibe in favor of greener pastures with a more modern aesthetic, Oakland, California's Juniper Ridge is becoming increasingly popular for their distinct scents and soaps that have been "wildcrafted" from...
DESIGN
10 Corso Como, Shanghai
Shanghai already counts one millionaire in every 175 people, and a new plan to expand the city's free-trade zone will boost investment and reinforce its identity as one of the biggest trade hubs in China. Thanks to its recent surge, Shanghai—sometimes...
DESIGN
The Aviary
by Sam Bovarnick In Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, on an unusually cloudy summer evening, CH visited Ken Mitchell’s creativity shop The Aviary. Stepping into The Aviary is a joyfully discombobulating experience. The shop is maybe 10x10 ft and is...
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Lee Allison Bow Ties
Nearly 20 years ago, after leaving a job as an advertising copywriter, Lee Allison, with no experience designing ties, embarked on an adventure and has never looked back. Now, the Lee Allison Company occupies 4,500 square feet of open loft space in...
SHOP
Isle of Man
Is it a trendy boutique or a grand "man-cave," where people come to escape and take away a treasure? Does it really matter? All that visitors should be concerned about it getting outside of the heavily populated Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods...
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Unionmade
Originally dedicated to high-quality American labels, Unionmade has expanded and now carries a wide offering of well-designed, timeless clothing and accessories from brands around the world. These include Taylor Supply, American Optical, Levi's Vintage...
SHOPS
Matter
You can almost call the buyers at Matter curators, as they handpick, and sometimes manufacture internally, their high-end design products. Furniture, lighting, wallpaper and home accessories—varying from sculpture to vases—all grace their sales floor...
FOOD
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Outerlands & The General Store
Because these two SF locales are neighbors and appeal to the all the same cozy hankerings, it’s best to knock them both off your list at once—they’re well worth a detour to Outer Sunset district. First, we recommend a visit to Outerlands on a Sunday...
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The Webster
Created by a trio of French fashion veterans, The Webster offers a well-edited collection of of coveted men's and women's labels like A.P.C., Visvim, Osklen and many more. Located inside the eponymous Henry Hohauser-designed Art Deco hotel, the 20...
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