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6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU; L at First Ave.
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This venue is closed.
This tiny, wood-paneled streetwear store opened on Halloween 2007 as a fashion-focused offshoot of D.J. supplier Turntable Lab next door. While the Lab provides the basic equipment for spinning, the Annex stocks the men’s apparel and accessories D.J.'s need to look the part. Skater-chic standbys like plaid button-downs from 10Deep and neon hoodies from Mishka hang on built-in racks, while low shelves are stacked with bold graphic print and slogan tees from In4mation, LRG, and Mishka. Most of the offerings here are for the boys; however, aspiring Samantha Ronsons can sort through a limited selection of Stüssy and Free Gold Watch tees in women’s sizes. The edgy book selection focuses on music, art, and graphic design (Andy Howell’s Art, Skateboarding, and Life is typical), as well as an impressive sampling of titles on collectible sneakers and graffiti art. Accessories include standard city gear like laptop bags and iPod accessories, but the real lure is the assortment of miscellany and hard-to-find relics in the front window, like back issues of the short-lived rap magazine Ego Trip and an odd assortment of Lomo cameras.