Travelling to New York City is probably one of my most favourite things to do. The shopping, the food & drink, and the atmosphere are just the right of hustle I love.
I walk the streets with jaw to the floor probably every 5 seconds when in the city! My favourite is discovering the amazing new areas that are sprouting up, finding a new shop I didn’t know existed or the window displays and clever merchandising that seems to be so thought-out and pretty unbelievable at times!
On my most recent trip to New York City, I took the train to Brooklyn. Yes, I went to Brooklyn. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to do so. I. Fell. In. Love! Unfortunately, I wasn’t there for the Brooklyn Flea – but next time I’m going and shipping my entire amazing finds home!
Here is where you need to shop in Brooklyn – More specifically –Greenpoint - Franklin Street (it's really the only good shopping street). Tomorrow we’ll talk Williamsburg.
For those who like to read – WORD – 126 Franklin Street.
They carry an array of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar).
If I had a store it would have a hint of this merchandising – Old Hollywood – 99 Franklin Street.
Focusing on vintage-inspired accessories. Around twenty lines are displayed in the drawers of an antique wardrobe and dangling off shelves. Many are exclusive to the store. The prices are the best part- something to fit every budget.
Affordable stylish yet funky clothes – Alter – 109 & 140 Franklin Street.
They currently have a Women's store and a seperate Men's store across the street from each other on Franklin Street. I really fell in love with the men's store. The clothes and accessories for men were amazing! . The store strives to stock unique designers and labels from across the gobe that are funky yet wearable and most importantly affordable.
The everything store & multifaceted brand – In God We Trust – 70 Greenpoint Ave.
Going against the grain of most brands, In God We Trust prides itself on manufacturing all of their designs exclusively in the USA. Currently all design and production of the In God We Trust jewelry collections is done in-house in Greenpoint, and the apparel collections are produced either in the NYC garment district, or in-house at their Greenpoint Studio. They always strive to provide the highest standards of craftsmanship and service.
An eclectic & affordable boutique – Dalaga NYC – 150 Franklin St.
Named “Best Dresses” by New York Magazine and Brooklyn’s #1 Classic Boutique by Refinery29, it was the first retail store front to open on the now thriving Franklin Street and their second store is now open in SoHo.
If you are looking for extraordinary vintage – Ana Chronos – 135 Franklin St.
This is a personal fave on the street! At Ana Chronos they approach each piece like an exquisit work of art, striving for the most unique collection. And much like the life's work of any great artist, this is an evolving story.
So folks - that is the best of the best when it comes to shopping Greenpoint, Brooklyn; more specifically Franklin Street.
I don't know about you - but shopping makes me so hungry - so the best place and only place I would suggest eating would be:
Five Leaves - 18 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. You have to order up some oysters and definitely the mussels. So delish...
Like I said, up tomorrow is Williamsburg and then we head back to NYC for the lower east side!
Here is an oldy but goody post on NYC.