Store Highlight: Boerum Hill
Sitting at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill, our Brooklyn shop has a distinct vibe. David and Kathryn, our store manager and sales associate, explain what they love about the store, share their favorite neighborhood spots, and talk about new arrivals.
What do you love about the shop and the neighborhood? We love how different it feels from all of our other stores. The men’s side has a very homey vibe, like stepping into a cabin. The women’s side is bright, airy and full of light. The neighborhood has a relaxed feel. We have a lot of interesting people come in who have creative jobs, and travelers. And . . . the great food!
There’s an amazing burrito place across the street that’s now a regular lunch spot for our staff. What’s your favorite item on the menu? The carne enchilada burrito. The place is a hole-in-the wall and we might never have known about it were it not for the construction guys who were building the store – they would eat there every single day and said it was authentic, so we had to try it.
What are you really excited to have in the store this season? From our Steven Alan line, we’re excited about our spring stuff for men, like new shirting, our Seaside jacket, and Oliver suit with shorts, and on the women’s side our Bennet top, Amira shirt, and baseball print. We also just got in some really nice No.6 pieces for women, as well as bright colored jeans and silk blouses from Acne. Also, the ESP kids denim jacket and jeans, which are adorable.
What are some items that customers love? In addition to our new Steven Alan spring items, men seem to really like our selection of Wings + Horns and RRL, and women are loving the Clare Vivier bags, Blanca Monrós Gómez jewelry, and Le Mont St. Michel knits. Rachel Comey is always a favorite, and Tocca has been popular as well. And Band of Outsiders at both stores.
What are some other neighborhood spots you frequent? Building on Bond for coffee. Brooklyn Fare is our favorite grocery store – they have great deli sandwiches, a curated selection of gourmet and prepared foods. Mile End is a good brunch or lunch spot – you have to try their pastrami sandwich, poutine, and delicious fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. We also love Nicky’s Vietnamese for their sandwiches and iced coffee, and Bedouin Tent for their falafel. Henry Public is perfect for after work drinks. Consignment for vintage clothing.
Come by and visit us at 347-349 Atlantic Avenue, and check out more of our neighborhood tips on foursquare.This entry was posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 11:39 pm and is filed under In the Neighborhood. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.