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Best Mix of Art and Clothing 

Brown Bear

Lots of stores in the city have tried to master the elusive combination of modern art and vintage clothing. Most end up looking trashy on both counts: either the clothes or the art aren't good enough. Brown Bear has found the magic balance. Inside the store's Edwardian exterior, the space has a loftlike feel, and the artwork gets full exposure in a gallery that takes up the entire back room, instead of being crammed in nooks and crannies. Well-curated vintage duds, shoes, and accessories fill up the racks in the front, along with handmade jewelry and hair clips. You'll find a fine collection of men's Wranglers, shit-kicking boots and wedges, and bags worth bagging. Art openings are the last Saturday of each month.

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