When Waejong Kim and Anna Pulvermakher set about naming their store, they decided on Loopy Mango, since they both like the fruit and both crochet (and even cowrote a book on the subject). That sort of oddball-yet-straightforward thinking sums up the shop's feel. It's an anything-goes universe where disparate aesthetics collide—fancy Gryphon dresses and hippieish totes, for example—but it's fun, and it works. 117 Front St. DUMBO 718-858-5930, loopymango.com
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