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NYC's best new stores 2014

It's that time again -- time to revisit all that the past year has brought us and single out some of the best New York City has to offer. It's a tradition that never gets old. With that, here are our favorite new stores.

For the mad hatter: Satya Twena

Located within the oldest hat factory in NYC,

Located within the oldest hat factory in NYC, Satya Twena crafts one-of-a-kind fedoras, sun hats and pork pie hats for men and women, including the occasional celeb (Bill Clinton, Bruno Mars and Jessica Alba for starters). With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, the brand opened its doors in January, where it hosts events, gives tours of the property and, of course, fashions its hats, which start at $200. 212 W. 35th St., 212-594-6666, satyatwena.com

For the makeup maven: Birchbox Soho

If receiving a handful of samples each month
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If receiving a handful of samples each month isn’t enough, pop over to subscription beauty box service Birchbox’s 4,500-square-foot retail store for a quick fix. There are more than 2,000 products, from lip balm and lotion to cologne and curling irons, as well as services for nails, hair and makeup and even free classes for subscribers. Love the original subscription box idea? You can build your own for $15. 433 W. Broadway, 646-589-8500, birchbox.com

For the techy music nerd: Normal

Customized iPhone cases are a dime a dozen
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Customized iPhone cases are a dime a dozen these days, but 3-D printed premium earphones? Not so much. But for $199, you can get your own set of fitted per ear and completely personalized, from design to cord length. Order online and get your custom “normals” in 48 hours or fewer, or head to Normal’s Chelsea factory and see the process in action. 150 W. 22nd St., nrml.com

For the fashionable fitness fanatic: Lolë Atelier

The “athleisure” trend reaches new heights with this
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The “athleisure” trend reaches new heights with this Montreal import. The women’s brand offers fashionable and functional active wear ranging from $20-$500 that’s designed with swimming, skiing or yoga in mind. The technical fabrics make each piece purposeful while the designer details create a stylish look that inspire its wearers to “Live Out Loud Everyday” (L-O-L-E). 112 Mercer St., 212-226-6820, lolewomen.com

For the sophisticated tyke: Couture Kids

Newborns, toddlers and kids up to age 8
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Newborns, toddlers and kids up to age 8 can dress to impress thanks to this new shop, located in the Shops at the Plaza. Designer tees, blazers, dress shirts and dresses by the likes of Fendi, Hugo Boss, Versace and Roberto Cavalli are available in munchkin size. Looking for a present? Gift sets (like a Roberto Cavali onsie and beanie, $245) make the perfect posh present. 1 W. 58th St., 212-935-4490, couturekids.nyc

For the quirky prepster: Band of Outsiders

Men and women with a preppy flare unite
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Men and women with a preppy flare unite in SoHo at this new Band of Outsiders store, which overs exclusive collaborations with brands like Sperry Top-Sider and Wm. J. Mills & Co. Quirky twists on American classics as well as luxe fabrics are standard. If shopping works up an appetite, stop by the walk-up service window for a sweet treat. 70 Wooster St., 212-965-1313, bandofoutsiders.com

For the home décor devotee: Coming Soon

Look for the pink neon sign to help
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Look for the pink neon sign to help find this untraditional boutique, which is laid out more like an art installation than a store. Scattered throughout are fun, chic home pieces, including chairs, bowls, lamps and pillows, for shoppers of all budgets. 37 Orchard St., 212-226-4548, comingsoonnewyork.com

For the art aficionado: Sugarlift

Sugarlift started as an e-commerce site, but its
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Sugarlift started as an e-commerce site, but its new Brooklyn outlet lets potential clients see the art in person. All the works are original, commissioned pieces from a changing crop of artists. The first roster launched earlier this month, selling a variety of mediums, from lithography to contemporary digital processes, ranging in price from $250-$2,500 — more affordable than your typical gallery fare. 200 Morgan Ave., Bushwick, 718-366-2857, sugarlift.com

For the trendsetter: Topshop/Topman

If Kate Middleton is any indication of Brits
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If Kate Middleton is any indication of Brits having style, we’re ready to shop ’til we drop at the British brand’s largest U.S. store — a whopping 40,000 square feet — which caters to both men and women. Find exclusive capsule collections, as well as cocktail dresses, jeans, jumpers, shoes, accessories and beauty products. British accent not included. 608 Fifth Ave., 212-757-8240, us.topshop.com

For the social media star: OnePiece

Norwegian apparel brand OnePiece has brought its adult
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Norwegian apparel brand OnePiece has brought its adult onesies to SoHo, where New Yorkers looking for a “lazy Sunday outfit” can find plenty, from monochrome jumpsuits to ones with stripes and fun prints. If jumpsuits aren’t your thing, the shop also sells other cosy items such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, shirts, sweaters and hats. Bonus for Twitter stars: in addition to cash, the store also welcomes “social currency,” in which you can get discounts based on how many followers you have up to $500. 577 Broadway, onepiece.com

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