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I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by a garment, a fictional village, or something novel.

I'm in the south. I can be accompanied by a condiment, an indoor space, or something airborne.

I'm in the east. I can be accompanied by a dog, an athletic event, or something social.

I'm in the west. I can be accompanied by a victory, a male person, or something magnetic.

Who are we? Where are we located?

Hint:

North, south etc. refer to our geographical location.

Hint #2:

Watch out for cheap copies. There is a new world where one could find copies of each of us, or even our entire location. This puzzle refers to the originals, even if in some cases the new one is much better known.

Hint #3:

Some things that used to be common are now only used when in costume.

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These are:

Cities in England, UK

The clues hint at:

Words that can be combined with the city name to form compound words

In the North is

York, North Yorkshire

- Garment -> Cape York, A peninsula in Queensland, Australia. (Thanks to @MOehm)
- Fictional Village -> Yorkshire, The Shire being the fictional hometown of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
- Something Novel -> New York

In the South is

Bath, Somerset

- Condiment -> Bath Salts
- Indoor Space -> Bathroom
- Something Airborne -> Bird Bath

In the East is

Boston, Lincolnshire

- Dog -> Boston Terrier
- Athletic Event -> Boston Marathon
- Something Social -> Boston Tea Party

In the West is

Chester, Cheshire

- Victory -> Winchester
- Male Person -> Manchester (these last two are both UK cities as well)
- Something Magnetic -> Chesterfield, Magnets produce magnetic fields, and a Chesterfield is an item of furniture. (Thanks to @HughMeyers for this one)

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, 3/4 correct! :) For the last one I was thinking about something else, although your answer fits the clues really well too. $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 6 '18 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ I've added another guess for "West" which, again, only hits 2/3 clues. Am I getting closer? $\endgroup$ – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 6 '18 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, that's it :) $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 6 '18 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ In 4, there's a piece of furniture whose last part could be something magnetic. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Aug 6 '18 at 14:03
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    $\begingroup$ I think the garment can also be a coastline feature The one that can be combined with 1 is in Queensland. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Aug 7 '18 at 13:28
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I got surprisingly far with

The letter T.

I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by a garment, a fictional village, or something novel.

north, T-shirt, ?, newt

I'm in the south. I can be accompanied by a condiment, an indoor space, or something airborne.

south, ?, tea room, T-bird

I'm in the east. I can be accompanied by a dog, an athletic event, or something social.

east, T-rex, trace, tea party

I'm in the west. I can be accompanied by a victory, a male person, or something magnetic.

west, twin, the, Nit (Nickel is one of the four ferromagnetic elements)

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    $\begingroup$ You don't keep a T-rex at home do you? If so, you have a good security plan ; ) $\endgroup$ – hat Aug 4 '18 at 10:35
  • $\begingroup$ Very nice work, but not what I had in mind. I have added a hint. $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 4 '18 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe yeah, thought as much from the question being "who are we", but since a couple of the clues fit amazingly well, decided to post anyway. $\endgroup$ – Bass Aug 4 '18 at 13:45

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