Visitors to New York (not to mention a fair share of natives) have heard that the East Village is among the most insider-y of Manhattan shopping 'hoods. Yet if all you experience are the falafel joints and leftover punk shops of St. Mark's place, you'll wonder what all the hype is about. Indeed, the best shopping in the East Village is off the beaten path. Funky-femme party dresses at Min-k and lingerie from Azaleas can be found on an unexpected stretch of East 11th Street between First and Second Avenues, and Anna on East Third Street off Avenue A is one of our all-time New York favorites for owner/designer Kathy Kemp's vintage-inspired dresses.

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