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photo credit: mannpublications.com

Harlem Haberdashery is the retail home 5001 FLAVORS, a family-run custom clothing company specializing in upscale, one-of-a-kind pieces. Their clothing is inspired by rich fashion history of the Harlem Renaissance, and some of their famous clientele include celebrities like Diddy and the late Notorious B.I.G. However, you don’t have to be a celebrity to shop here. In fact, the store goes out of its way to make you feel like one, giving you the utmost attention and advice on how to elevate your wardrobe with their stylish options and accessories. They also know how to throw a party. Be sure to check their website for fun events throughout the year celebrating Harlem style.

As it’s name implies, Harlem Underground is a clothing store catered to the rich culture of street-style in the community. Come here to find graphic tees of hip-hop stars and black superheroes, sweatshirts with their signature Harlem logo, and unique accessories that you can only find uptown.

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Photo credit: frederickbenjamin.com

Looking for a hat? Look no further than the Flamekeepers Hat Club on the corner of West 121 st . The shop began as a start-up venture by Marc Williamson, the designer and store owner, and has since evolved to become a definite must-stop for any gentleman looking to kick their headgear up a notch. Williamson offers the community a myriad of classic, upscale, high quality hats to wear on almost any occasion.

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photo credit: @malcolmshabazzharlem

The Malcolm Shabazz market is an outdoor, canopied bazaar where vendors from all over Africa offer their traditional handmade African textiles, crafts, jewelry, and woodwork. The market even offers hair-braiding boutiques if you feel like switching up your look. Stroll through the market to sample African food, hear upbeat music, and find one-of-a-kind home goods, clothing, and sculptures.