The Coolest Brooklyn Boutiques to Keep You Warm

October 12, 2020

Sweater weather is just around the corner—though some days it feels like it’s already here. As far as tops are concerned, this fall and winter we’re expected to see a rise in sustainable fashion, blazers, faux fur, fringe, patchwork and puffy sleeves. And it seems tie-dye is here to stay, at least for a little while.

Regardless of which styles you prefer, there are so many incredible independent New York City stores where you can find fashionable, warm sweaters while supporting local businesses. Here are some Brooklyn boutiques that we either frequent or are looking forward to exploring this season.

Something Else BK

What’s really something about this boutique is that it’s a third-generation Brooklyn-owned business that’s been around since 1969. They have two locations and offer a terrific mix of curated styles to appeal specifically to the tastes of Brooklyn residents.

Something Else BK
144 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

187 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bird

Sadly, after 21 years in Park Slope, Bird closed its original Brooklyn store earlier this year. But you can still shop at their other Brooklyn locations, as well as online, where you can sometimes catch a seasonal sale with items up to 90% off. Bird supports both emerging and established designers with a focus on local, sustainable indie collections.

Bird
203 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

220 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Break

This contemporary vintage store started online and eventually found a permanent home in Greenpoint. They sell sustainable, inclusive, diverse fashions that encourage individuality. You’ll find plenty of vintage sweaters, as well as clothes from up and coming indie designers.

The Break
41 Norman Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Abacaxi

If you have a penchant for bold color, eclectic styles and ethical production, this digital store is for you. Pronounced, “uh-bah-ka-shee” (the Portuguese word for pineapple), Abacaxi is a fusion of tropical spirit and New York City chic. Slip into a unique, mindfully made, handcrafted sweater and you’ll shine amid a sea of black peacoats this winter.

You can find Abacaxi online.

Bhoomki

The store name, Bhoomki, translates into Of The Earth, so it’s no surprise that they focus on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and diversity along each step of their clothing’s journey. We love their philosophy and their one-of-a-kind styles.

Bhoomki
158 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Article&

With a focus on the fashion needs of creative professionals, Article& carefully curates their collection of unique, stylish clothes and accessories by both global contemporary designers and indie labels.

Article&
198 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Kiwi

With inspiration from the modern woman and the human story, Kiwi is a favorite neighborhood boutique here in Park Slope, with global appeal, founded by local designer Christine Alcalay. They carry a mix of pieces designed by Christine herself, and those created by over 100 designers from around the world. Shop elegant sweaters along with everything else you need to complete your wardrobe, as well as jewelry and lifestyle products.

Kiwi
119 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

A. Cheng

If you’re looking for a fast-fashion alternative, A. Cheng has you covered. They aim to select apparel that’s “worldly, curious and singular”—a combination of well-polished pieces with personality. What started as a tiny East Village collection showcasing just three styles has blossomed into an expansive Park Slope storefront housing 30 labels alongside A. Cheng’s own.

A. Cheng
466 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Da Spot NYC

Another good shop doing good things, Da Spot NYC was established in 2017 by three indie creatives in a 100 sq-ft DUMBO retail space. They now feature more than 25 creative brands by people of color and operate out of a 1,000 sq-ft shop in the City Point Brooklyn Mall, aka Albee Square. In addition to their inspiring clothes, Da Spot partners with the community to host business panels and live performances (when not social distancing).

Da Spot NYC
445 Albee Square W.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Alter Brooklyn

Alter has grown from a small Greenpoint store to multiple locations featuring apparel carefully selected from 100 brands and makers worldwide. You will find fashion-forward, trend-driven clothes for both men and women whether you’re seeking exciting prints or more subtle solids. LGBTQ, family-owned, Alter has become a Brooklyn (and now Los Angeles) favorite in the 14 years they’ve been in business.

Alter Brooklyn
140 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sincerely, Tommy

A Brooklyn-based minimalist concept boutique, Sincerely, Tommy is part coffee shop, part women’s clothing and lifestyle store. Among the pieces sourced from local designers and global artisans, there are plenty of statement pieces to wear and make use of in your home.

Sincerely, Tommy
343 Tompkins Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

The Brooklyn Circus

For men’s tailored casual clothing, head to The Brooklyn Circus/BKc. Their beautifully crafted clothes have a story and a focus on the power of presentation. Blending both classic and modern concepts, the collection showcases both attention-grabbing pieces and exquisite time-tested looks.

The Brooklyn Circus
150 Nevins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217


                  
         
        
         
   
   
         
                  
         
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