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    341 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-420-7770

    This 400-square-foot shop is packed with never-worn pieces from European distributors and boutique owners: Rick Owens chiffon jackets ($445; originally $1,050), See by Chloé tops ($145; originally $350), ruffled Boudicca blouses ($375; originally $1,060), and leather-and-Lucite Marni pumps ($245; originally $630). And unlike the stress-inducing disarray at old-school outlets, the décor here resembles a posh hotel lobby; check the bellhop’s cart near the door for new arrivals from Milan.

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).