Fort Greene's Finest Threads

7 Oct

The selection in Fort Greene just gets better ‘n better. Here’s some of my favorite shops in the neighborhood, fresh selection of vintage and local designers.

A concept shop, by the creators of Dossier Journal
A concept shop, by the creators of Dossier Journal

244 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
nr. Clermont Ave.

Dossier, has a marvelous, handpicked selection of designers (local and vintage), jewelry, and gift items. Brought to the Fort Greene neighborhood by Dossier Journal’s Skye Parrott, Katherine Krause, and Molly McIver. The Dossier Journal is a biannual art-and-fashion magazine, with a striking layout and underground verve.

The trio opened the Dossier Shop in April 2009 on the bottom floor of a small apartment building, aiming to reflect the journal’s creativity and wide-ranging appeal in its wares.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 Noon-7PM, CLOSED                                                                                             Mondays

Subway: C to Lafayette Ave;  G to Clinton                                                                                            Washington

Blue Bass Vintage431 Dekalb @ Classon

Truly reasonable prices with occasional mint condition Members Only jackets, vintage belts and handbags. I found my winter jacket here in great condition–a vintage ’80 nylon jam in bright ceruluean:

Brownstoner Smurfette

Brownstoner Smurfette

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12 Noon-7 PM; Monday 1 PM-8 PM

Train: G to Classon Ave.

COLLECTHER

306 Franklin Avenue @ Lafayette

Located in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, COLLECTHER is a vintage clothing store specializing in women’s fashions from and inspired by the 1960s to the 1980s. I found a wonderfully preserved pair of vintage Brazilian red leather pumps–for only $30~!
Collecther(s) checking out the fly goods

Collecther(s) checking out the fly goods

Hours: Thursday-Saturday 12 Noon-8 PM; Sunday 12 Noon-6 PM (Recessionista Sunday & Denim Dropoff!)

Train: G to Classon Ave

221 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205 (718) 855 5577 (t) (718) 855 5533 (f) info@thistleclover.com  Store Hours:  Thistle & Clover is open 7 days a week:  Monday-Friday 12PM-8PM Saturday & Sunday 11AM-7PM

221 DeKalb Avenue info@thistleclover.com Store

You feel calm the second you walk down into this store, away from the light hubbub of Dekalb Ave. The price points at this store a  higher than the aforementioned locations–but from the range of silk dresses, featuring designers like Eskell (think sexy secretary) or Dace (Vancouver, BC based designer)–it’s not the usual fare.

Hours: Thistle & Clover is open 7 days a week: Monday-Friday 12PM-8PM Saturday & Sunday 11AM-7PM

Train: C to Lafayette Ave; G to Clinton Washington

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