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Shop Gotham Hits the Road!

New York City will always be our first love, but here are some stores across America that have knocked us off our Jimmy Choos…

1.  Pangea (Nashville, TN; www.pangeanashville.com)  Located alongside the Vanderbilt University campus, this eclectic shop is a feast for the eye as well as the pocketbook.  Shoppers will find temptation around every corner, from indie-label rompers to kitsch folk art to a variety of naughty cards and buttons.  Expect a sniff or two from one of the store owner’s adorable dogs while killing time in the best way possible.


2.  Candy Baron (Laguna Beach, CA; www.thecandybaron.com)  This sunny beach town is home to a candy store that brings out the kid in all of us.  Check your self-control at the door and indulge in barrel after barrel of classic penny candies that remind you of summer days at camp.    Their selection includes sugar-free, international and hard-to-find concoctions meant to satisfy your sweet tooth for days to come.

3.  Hey Daisy (Appleton, WI; www.heydaisy.com)  This unexpected gem of a boutique breathes life onto East College Avenue in Appleton.  The shopper who ducks into Hey Daisy will find a well-edited selection of jeans, tee shirts and dresses at terrific prices.  The last-minute “impulse” buys located next to the cash register are particularly tempting.

4.  American Rag (Newport Beach, CA; amrag.com) American Rag’s “classidelic” look has a loyal following on the West Coast.   Their vintage-inspired men and womenswear manages to be both timeless and boundary-pushing all at the same time.  Make time for lunch, as their in-store café offers the best salad selection west of Paris.  Then walk out with bags full of head-turning and envy-inspiring fashion.  You won’t regret it.