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Where Harlem Gets Its Style

‘Just Browsing’ stops by New York City rap and hip-hop staple Harlem Haberdashery.

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Harlem Haberdashery is by locals and for locals (and everyone else, too). A staple for rap and hip-hop professionals, the New York City store has dressed nearly every industry heavyweight, from Heavy D and Fat Joe to Rihanna and DJ Khaled.

The shop is a “retail expression,” as founders Guy and Sharene Wood refer to it, of 5001 Flavors, their custom-made clothing company. 5001 Flavors started out 25 years ago dressing major celebrities who commissioned the brand for fur jackets, leather pants, high-end suits, and other items. As the label dressed stars for photo shoots, music videos, and more, 5001 Flavors’ clientele grew thanks to referrals, and in 2012, the Woods opened Harlem Haberdashery.

“We like to believe that when you come into Harlem Haberdashery, you come into our home,” says Sharene Wood. “We do like to keep everyone in the community looking fabulous and fly.”

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