• Pink olive New york
  • Some people are great gift givers, seeming to always know what will be greeted with a genuine smile. It’s a gift to the rest of us when one of these people opens a store. Pink Olive in the East Village near Tompkins Square and in Park Slope, Brooklyn, carries great gift options for babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other giving celebrations. Owner Grace Kang is one of these great-gift-giving people and opened Pink Olive in 2007 after… More info
    167 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Stewart/stand New york
  • Walking through Stewart/Stand is kind of like walking through the gift shop of a design museum. But only kind of. The difference is that, instead of a museum in the more typical sense, the museum that this shop belongs to is the City of New York itself. Putting their fingers on the pulse of NYC style, the owners of Stewart/Stand have filled their shelves with highly-unique and highly-functional design objects. Sleek and durable, yet also… More info
    141 Front St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Brooklyn charm New york
  • Basking in the glow of Etsy superstardom, former Artists & Fleas vendor Tracie Howarth sought a way to surpass her success as an online supplier of jewelry and charm-making materials. So in March 2010 Howarth—a jewelry designer herself—opened Brooklyn Charm, a brick-and-mortar complement to her Etsy venture, Epoch Beads. Now, just off bustling Bedford Avenue sits a veritable toy box of beads, stones, metal trinkets and chains waiting to be… More info
    145 Bedford Ave Entrance on N 9th St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Superhero supply company New york
  • The Superhero Supply Company may carry masks and tights, but don't call it a costume shop. As New York City's premier outlet for anti-gravity, truth serum, periscope binoculars and wall-climbing suction cups, the volunteer staff takes their work very seriously—even requiring all customers to recite the Vow of Heroism, in which one pledges to use their purchases for good, not evil. "That's how we weed out the super villains," said Scott Seeley… More info
    372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Dry goods New york
  • What exactly are dry goods? Well, they're lots of things - paintbrushes and fabric, incense and jewelry. But the dry goods sold by the eponymously named Dry Goods in Brooklyn are much more than knick knacks and trinkets. Carla Brookoff, who owns the store with her mother, Rita, hand-picks a broad array of quality items for general and home use drawn from far and wide. The mother and daughter team focus on form and function, periodically leaving… More info
    362 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11217
  • Brooklyn art library New york
  • Steve Peterman co-founded Atlanta’s ArtHouseCo-op in 2005 as a gallery devoted entirely to sketchbooks. When AHC outgrew that space they re-established in Brooklyn, creating a permanent home for what would become a traveling library. A new space on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg opened in November 2010, dubbed the Brooklyn Art Library, housing an ever-expanding collection of over 10,000 sketchbooks from 94 countries. Though not a true… More info
    103A North 3rd St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Golden calf New york
  • Tucked snugly away on a peaceful section of Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Golden Calf is a little treasure chest bursting with unique and colorful pieces ranging from home decor items to furniture. The store carries an eclectic assortment of items that includes porcelain dishes, a rainbow of candles and wooden chests in all sizes. The owner, Natalie Vichnevsky, characterizes her inventory as a “slightly schizophrenic” collection of items that… More info
    319 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Feliz New york
  • Feliz is a little bit of this, a little bit of that – and it works. Owner Genevieve Platt, a resident of Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood for nearly a decade, prides herself in her knowledge of the diverse community and its funky aesthetic. Trained as a textile and interior designer at the Rhode Island School of Design, Platt uses her artistic eye to find items that are beautiful, functional, and handmade. Whether you need to find a gift for… More info
    185 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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