Style/Shopping

5 Greenpoint Shops That Will Game Change Your Closet Clean Out And Earn You Some Cash

Well hello there, Spring! We’re finally seeing some blooms and sunshine in the neighborhood again.  And, you’re probably gearing up to clean out your closet and maybe add a little somethin’ new to your collection. If you’re in a major purging mode, you’re probably organizing your once-loved items by category. Think: donate, keep, and sell. Did you know that there’s quite a few stores in our area that you can sell your gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to?

If you want to get started on selling and need some key tips to maximizing your return, read on for some expert guidelines on where to sell and how to clean out your closet like a pro.
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Greenpoint’s Gorgeous Little Secret: The Karcher Salon & Spa

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The Karcher’s adorbs back patio.

From the outside, The Karcher is an unassuming, if not extremely charming-looking salon. But inside, past the hair parlor and through the back door the space opens up to a sunny back garden. Owner Nackie Karcher tells me she got married in the garden, and it’s clear why. The space, private and enclosed with climbing vines feels tucked away, a gorgeous little secret. And that’s exactly the vibe of The Karcher salon and spa itself. Continue reading

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May Days with Club Beats, and Jazz Among the Ruins: Red Bull Music Festival Preview

Dizzee Rascal already sold out. Below are shows you should jump on now.

Anyone who hung out around the waterfront near Pop’s Popular Clothing last summer knows that that area is suddenly humming.

The rooftop bar at Northern Territory is popular with out-of-towners, and The Diamond‘s lovely backyard is a block away.

But that doesn’t explain the pumping outdoor sound stages around there, and grown-ups buzzing around on tiny trick bikes.

Film still from American Psycho

That’s all House of Vans. They host outdoor events in the summer, and Red Bull is a sponsor.

As everyone knows, R.B. & vodka is the go-to drink of the American Psycho and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps crowd, so it’s quirky but good that the company’s always liked skaters too.

Here’s a preview of local shows that are part of the Red Bull-branded festival. Continue reading

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Our Spring Market Home Decor Vendors!

Home Decor Vendors - Spring Market 2016This Sunday, come on down to 67 West Street starting at 1 pm to find some cool accessories and furniture for your newly spring-cleaned home (or if you’re like us, the apartment you’ve been totally meaning to get around to spring clean).

After the jump, get a sneak peek at our awesome home decor vendors. We hope to see all of you Sunday afternoon! Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gals Keep It Real: Concrete + Water Owner Hannah Dilworth

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Hannah Dilworth may own Williamsburg shop Concrete + Water, but her heart belongs to Greenpoint, where she lives with her fiancé and their dog Henry.

Hannah’s shop is a beautiful, stylish sight to behold, with gorgeous, well-curated items, from the perfect summer bikini to the most current pair of sunnies.

A recent panel at the shop, sponsored by Made Real Vodka and moderated by its founder Nicole Williams, featured a fun and lively group of female North Brooklyn entrepreneurs. As would-be entrepreneurs sipped a spicy honey-vodka cocktail, they listened to Hannah, Victorian Deych, Kilee Hughes and Lenore Champagne Beirne discussing the confidence required to be your own boss in a hostile economic climate. Afterwards, we chatted with Hannah about the event, her shop, collaborating with her partner, and how she turned her passion into a lifestyle.

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The Spring Market is this Sun (4/17)! Preview Our Vendors!!!

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Poster design by Llubav Duerr

We’re so excited for our Spring Market and can’t wait to introduce you to our talented vendors! This time around we have 60+ talented local crafters, artists, makers, plus plenty of delicious food and beverages to get you going for the Spring Season.

The Deets: This Sunday, April 17, 2016 from (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

RSVP on Facebook to stay updated!

FREE Activities:
Honeycomb and Golden Blooms photo booth by Ben
Massage by human@ease (1PM – 5PM)
Spring Nail Art by Peenk!
Personalized Stories by The Roving Typist
Henna Tattoos by Miss V
Bang Trims by Bull In The Heather
Face Painting by a BigSillyGuy

Check out our awesome vendors after the jump:

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Bee’s Knees, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Massages, The Roving Typist, Face Painting, Nail Art, 60+ Vendors, and more! Spring Market (4/17)

Valentine's Market 2016
Valentine’s Market 2016

We are busy bees getting ready for our upcoming Spring Market on Sunday, April 17th (1-7PM) and can’t wait to strip off a few layers of winter bitterness to take in the sweet nectar of Greenpoint life in this season, when cherry trees are bursting with blooms, daffodils and tulips start to pop out of sidewalk gardens, and we spend more time at the park or in backyard beer gardens.

Did you know that the Greenpoint Loft was once the home of the largest rope manufacturer in the U.S.? It has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory and we can’t wait to see it come alive with old-timey tunes, FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping.

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$25 off Sunglasses at Sunny Eye Shop and FREE Drink Voucher for Enid’s!

Just in time for the good weather! Check out these sweet deals at Sunny Eye Shop, Greenpoint’s local optometrist and eyeglass store.

Sunny-Eye-Shop_Sunglasses_180Glasses are something you wear all day, everyday. It’s the first thing that gets noticed. Make them beautiful and distinctive. Show off your personality!

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*now thru May 31st

Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave) is not your average optical. They are locally owned and operated by the on-site Doc. Their aim is to offer a variety of quality frames, hand-picked for the unique and eclectic styles of Greenpoint.

Only handmade frames by independent eyeglass companies make the cut. These frames are designed with materials that will last for years to come while being comfortable and beautiful. Quality is their standard.

Sunny-Eye-Shop_Image_180With an in house lab, they provide speedy service to make your glasses! They can make custom lenses for really killer sunglasses with options for custom colored tints, mirror finishes and polarized lenses.

Their passion comes from getting to know their neighbors. They don’t just dole out prescriptions, glasses and eye exams. They take their time to guide you to the right pair of glasses that functions while fitting your style.

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Free Drink Voucher
with a purchase of $50+
*redeemable only at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave)

“We know having something with a story, handcrafted with love, is important to the people in this neighborhood.  In keeping with the spirit of Brooklyn, we are excited about being apart of the small community. Feel free to stop in to say hello or just hang out!”

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Your local independent optometry practice and eyeglass store
eye exams, glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, insurances taken

284 Driggs Ave                                                             Tue/Wed/Thur 10am – 7pm
Brooklyn, NY 11222                                                     Fri 9am – 6pm
718.349.1205                                                                 Sat 10am – 4pm
sunnyeyeshop@gmail.com                                        Sun/Mon CL
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Remember Sunny Eye Shop supports local artist. Cool things available.
Ashby Candles,  22Teeth  and Racheal Pots

(Sponsored post courtesy of Sunny Eye Shop)

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Clothier Upstate Stock Opens a Flagship Store and Coffeeshop in Greenpoint

Upstate Stock's new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.
Upstate Stock’s new flagship store and café. All photos courtesy of Upstate Stock and Bram Robinson.

Upstate Stock, a clothing and accessories store, opened a large flagship store on March 12th at 2 Berry Street, next to Berry Park. The store includes a coffeeshop and plentiful seating space, with laptops allowed, according to owner Bram Robinson.

As of yesterday, Upstate Stock has added a slew of new products.

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Sweets, Booze & Vintage Tonight on Franklin St.

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(You & Yours storefront via Instagram)

We’re already lucky to have a handful of mid-century home goods shops in Greenpoint, and now we have a newcomer to the ‘hood, You & Yours Fine Vintage. Tonight they’ll officially celebrate their opening with a drinks and desserts soiree from 6-9pm and everyone’s invited. Continue reading

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