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Ask a Shop Clerk: Wei Du and Alex Kasavin

Graymarket, 242 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 3rd St., Ste. 7, Williamsburg; 718-384-4984.

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You specialize in deadstock?
W.D.: Yes. Everything has original tags but is discounted up to 60 percent.
A.K.: They’re limited-distribution pieces by avant-garde designers from as far back as 2006. You’ll find, say, a Comme des Garçons boiled-polyester coat from 2008 alongside a recent pair of latex-dipped kangaroo-leather sneakers by Carol Christian Poell.

Where do you find the stuff?
W.D.: Most of it comes from our private-collector friends.

How did you tap into that network?
W.D.: The same way we met each other—through a cultish website where you trade clothes and geek out over the fit of a Boris Bidjan Saberi cardigan available only in Europe. Short supply provokes passionate interest.


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