When I lived in Brooklyn I loved to shop in Manhattan, scouring different neighborhoods for interesting stores. Now that I live in Manhattan is seems the most interesting shopping is in Brooklyn. I have never liked massive stores, not for home items and not for clothes. I find it overwhelming.

SHOP

From everyday to the exotic. Eclectic museum worthy pieces to every day items with amazing style. Great shops to browse in and you will undoubtably find something.

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Matter
227 Fifth Ave (Between Carroll and President)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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COLLIER WEST
Atlantic Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Towel Candy Store, richly colored, decadently textured, beautiful towels from India.

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Layla
86 Hoyt Street at Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

I found it at the foundry! Metal goods, old signs, tables, lighting, shelves, things…lots of things you may never have thought about much become Art and Artifact for your home.

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The City Foundry
369 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Are we in Vermont? No…Brooklyn. Are you sure?
Refurbished, old, re used,restyled, interesting, resurrected items in combination and contrast to some foundation pieces such as great plates and glasses etc.

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DARR
369 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

One Jake is not enough, you need two. Great mix of old and new, time and error mix and simply practical and useful items that make it easy to get out of the pottery barn.

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TWO JAKES
Atlantic Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Horseman is enormous, packed and several floors thick of eclectic antiques and just old interesting pieces. If you are furnishing your brownstone in period style head here. If you are adding interesting pieces to your traditional home, if you are into mid century modern…definitely come here. The old building is interesting enough to draw me in for a stroll. I have been shopping at this store for 30 years and I never get sick of it.

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THE HORSEMAN
351 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

 STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES

I cannot pass up a wonderful florist. A good florist generally has great small items for the home and table top as these items serve as backdrop for flowers and plantings.

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OPHALIA FLORIST
377 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

 INDULGE

While you are bopping around Brooklyn You will want to stop in and get your self a little item for all your hard work. You deserve it shopping is hard work. What could it hurt to stop in and peruse the racks at one of the city’s best consignment stores.

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Eva Gentry Consignment 
371 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

 EAT

AND then you will be starving. SOOOOO many places to EAT.

PITA, PITZA, light and fluffy dough. Come for the dough! Baked fresh to order pita that come to your table light and filled with hot air…I mean…stop talking…I cannot tell you how great this is. Hummus the perfect consistency (not thick and gloppy). The most delicate lemony Spinach Pie…The real deal.

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PITA Bedouin Tent
405 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Building on Bond is not only a cool restaurant with great hearty food it is an urban recreation center. It is a place for young hipsters to hang, play bingo, a little trivia and mostly mingle as a community with your neighbors. Nice….very social. Refreshing really. Small town Brooklyn.

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BUILDING ON BOND
112 Bond Street (Off Atlantic)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

ONE MORE STOP BEFORE YOU JOURNEY HOME

Not a long walk from Atlantic Ave down to DUMBO. The view alone is worth the stroll, and you may have had one too many pieces of that… Oh My…stop talking…delicious Pita bread…that stuff is so amazing….clearly I have a problem with this…

So take the stroll, enjoy the view and pop into a very cool loft like Home Store on Front Street. Amidst the chains that have unfortunately popped up in the jewel of a hood (this store is located across from a West Elm) you will find Journey. An international market of goods that features the provides offerings to the artistic community of DUMBO. Journey takes great pride in showing local artists work as a backdrop to their fantastic home furnishings. Large and small items something for everyone. A nice selection of personal items as well.

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