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Rose Anna Martincak, founder of, talks about ways to shop local and be conscious consumer in NYC.

  • There's no reason to go to a Starbucks in New York. Think Coffee is where coffee experts and locals go in the city. With eight locations to choose from, you're never too far from an expertly-made cappuccino or latte.
  • The four Manhattan locations of Tenoverten will have you returning again and again for a stylish manicure in a soft, welcoming setting. It will have you rethinking what a nail salon can be. Their line of nail-care products make for great gifts, but we can't blame you if you buy them for yourself.
  • PERMANENTLY CLOSED If you're looking for a high-end thrift shop, look no further than Fisch For the Hip. Head down to Chelsea to find yourself that little black dress you've been dreaming about or that bad-ass leather motorcycle jacket that will make your friends jealous.
  • Reformation features up-cycled clothes that are friendly for the environment. With two stores in Soho and the Lower East Side, your wardrobe will thank you for some fresh new flirty tops and funky bottoms.
  • Similar to Reformation, Verameat offers handcrafted jewelry using recycled metals. These one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces and bracelets will complete your look.
  • Most people don't know ABC Carpet & Home is more than just home furnishings. Their beauty department offers amazing eco-friendly products you could only find online, but you can purchase right in the store. Thus, saving shipping fees and wasteful packaging. Everybody wins!
  • Related to ABC Carpet, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen is their popular eco-conscious eatery that specializes in locally-sourced, sustainable and organic dishes. You can order seafood, pasta and salad and know that you're helping alleviate the carbon footprint.
  • Vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and soy free desserts are a reality at Baby Cakes. Erin McKenna creates lovely cakes and pastries that you won't make you feel guilty. While you're there, pick up a copy of their cookbook.

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