My husband and i find unique home items at Film Biz Recycling. It’s a great nonprofit that sells reclaimed movie props. You might end up with a desk Al Pacino sat at in his last film. 540 President St., basement level, Brooklyn, 347-384-2336, filmbizrecycling.org
This two-venue flea is only a couple of years old, but it already ranks as one of the borough’s top tourist destinations. There’s a tight curation of antiques dealers, handmade goods (like Alyssa Ettinger’s textured ceramics) and an array of local food vendors—the best among them is the Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Stocked with wares from buyer Pema Kongpo's travels to India and Nepal, this vibrant, incense-infused sister store to Norbu Bijoux has an intriguing mix of items, from intricate pillows and Buddha statues to gorgeous silk scarves and earthy silver jewelry.
The newest incarnation of this exquisite jewelry store (the original location was down the street) is stocked with an artfully displayed selection of unique baubles like whimsical gold Dogeared charms and chunky Druzi rings carved from brightly colored geodes.
Christopher Brosius, the former force behind much-loved Demeter, offers inventive scents like Mr. Hulot's Holiday and CB Outside, which repels bugs but smells like perfume.
The vision of David Alhadeff, owner of the pioneering design shop The Future Perfect (see No. 42), and his friend Jill Goldhand, A&G Merch sprang from a desire to create an affordable general-store-like experience for Williamsburg. Apartment-appropriate decor, like toadstool-shaped ottomans and compact couches, is on offer, along with a range of quirky housewarming gifts, such as mosaic-patterned nesting bowls and hand towels stamped with images of King Louis XIV.
This impossibly cute Williamsburg mainstay is roughly the size of a closet—quite appropriate since it traffics in exquisite accessories, most of which are arranged in framed cases on the walls. Rings cast after ship helms by Verameat and heart- and dagger-shaped necklaces from Bittersweets NY are highlights.
Lucky's favorite stores in New York City's Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods!
The back half of this former railroad-car garage serves as a workplace for the talents behind the labels Eventide, Uluru, and Made Her Think; the front is home to a retail operation that sells their collections, plus goods from other local designers.