The Best Shopping in Brooklyn

03/26/2014 4:00 AM |

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Best Bracelet that Would Be Worn by Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones

1880s Victorian Renaissance Revival Slide Bracelet, $2,650

Ok, so this gorgeous bracelet isn’t cheap, but nothing worn by a Lannister would be, you know? What it is, though, is an exquisite example of Victorian craftsmanship, featuring a delicate tassel and a 14k gold and black enamel Renaissance revival motif that just happens to be quite evocative of a lion’s mane. If we had a spare $2,650 lying around, this is how we’d spend it. Erie Basin, 388 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

Best-Named Yarn

Moonshine by Juniper Moon Farm, $15/hank

We don’t knit, though we often think about learning. Despite being uninitiated into that world, we’ve always been able to admire the beautiful skeins of wool and silk at the Argyle Yarn Shop. Our favorite is Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine yarn. A mixture of wool, alpaca, and silk, Moonshine is beautifully soft and comes in deeply saturated colors, making it just the thing to inspire us to finally pick up some knitting needles… maybe. Argyle Yarn Shop, 288 Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace

Best Means of Adorably
Storing Your Bottom-of-the-Tote Bag Miscellany

Flamingo Pouch by Seltzer Goods, $12.95

This one’s straightforward: why let all your various pens, pennies, lip balms, and crumpled receipts languish in a lint-covered jumble at the bottom of your bag when you could instead be putting those things into a compact, easy-to-access tote that’s covered in penguins? Green in Brooklyn, 432 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill

Best Eyeglasses

Warby Parker, $95

Here’s a plus for Manhattan-averse Brooklynites: you don’t have to schlep to the always-packed SoHo showroom to try on the world’s cutest and cheapest eyeglasses. You won’t be able to take them home with you (once you’ve decided whether you’re a “Sinclair” or a “Fillmore,” they’ll ship them to your apartment), but a trained pro will be there to guide to you in the right direction. (Go with the Sinclair!) Bird, 203 Grand Street, Williamsburg

Best Grownup Friendship Bracelet

Arrow Bracelet, $110

Maybe we watched Blue Crush far too often in our formative years, but we think there’s no better look than sporting wrists full of friendship bracelets. Well, say goodbye to the tragic woven hemp versions that Kate Bosworth wore in that epic surfing film and say hello to this gorgeous fishtail-braided wax nylon bracelet, which also features a brass arrow bar to make it extra-fierce. Scosha, 64 Grand Street, Williamsburg

Best Necktie

Any Tie, $89.99-$169.99

Named after Bay Ridge’s pre-1853 moniker, this company produces limited runs of ties the (very!) old-fashioned way: founders Robert and Courtney Rossicone actually make each with their own hands, starting with a hand-drawn pattern and ending with hand-stitching. The results are not only handsome—they’re literally one-of-a-kind. Yellow Hook Necktie Company,

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