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Shopping in Harlem: Trunk Show Designer Consignment

A chic Harlem consignment boutique with a hip Parisian flair? Does such a thing exist? Oh yes. Yes, it does. Trunk Show Designer Consignment (or TSDC) occupies a small but significant piece of 113th street at Frederick Douglas Boulevard.  Just like its website describes, it truly is a luxury haven in Harlem. Owned by  two […] Read more…


Hair braiding adventure in Harlem: Oumou Hair design

 I’ve had my fair share of terrible experiences at hair braiding salons. The truth is I find them mostly scary, unprofessional, and sometimes just downright depressing. There’s nothing relaxing, or remotely welcoming about them like other salons. I’m not asking for luxury here, just a little bit of decency. I’m not  asking to be greeted […] Read more…


Shopping in Harlem: JB B.O.R.N. Vintage Clothing

Tucked away on one of the busiest streets in Harlem, this chic and stunningly decorated boutique offers a variety of modern and vintage designer goods for the fashionable and thrifty New Yorker. At JB B.O.R.N. (borrowed, old, refurbished, new), each item is carefully selected by the charming and interesting store owner, Jonathan Bodrick. At the […] Read more…