Ok, so we messed up; our apologies. There’s been some confusion over what boutiques are participating in Borough President Marty Markowitz’s new Shop Brooklyn “Boutique Nights” last night and tonight, July 30. We posted the wrong participants in an earlier post about this event — for which we profusely apologize to you, readers — and here now is a list of the correct shops, albeit none are in Brooklyn Heights proper. There are plenty in Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, and DUMBO, however — so check it out.
Per Marty’s full release:
BP MARKOWITZ ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF “SHOP BROOKLYN” BOUTIQUE FASHION NIGHTS
On Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30, Brooklyn Tourism, in association with wunderbloc.com, will present Shop Brooklyn Boutique Fashion Nights. On both nights, participating boutiques in five fashion districts—Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene/Bedford-Stuyvesant, Park Slope, Williamsburg and Bay Ridge—will remain open until 10pm. Each shop will feature a unique experience, including hosting a designer, trunk shows and wine and cheese, and many will have discount offerings. The featured shopping districts are also home to many restaurants and clubs to enhance the shopping night out.
“Forget Milan, forget Manhattan—for unique boutiques and fierce fashion finds, strut down the catwalk to Brooklyn, USA,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “The boutique industry really ‘glams up’ Brooklyn’s economy, so I am delighted that Shop Brooklyn Boutique Fashion Nights will give everyone a chance to load up on the labels for that must-have wardrobe. You know the old saying: clothes make the man—and woman. So if you want to dress for success or simply for fun, Brooklyn should be your one-stop, ‘shop ’til you drop’ fashion destination.”
Shop Brooklyn Boutique Fashion Nights is a pilot initiative that has grown out of the annual Shop Brooklyn program, an awareness campaign highlighting the uniqueness of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and thriving shopping corridors. Shop Brooklyn Boutique Fashion Nights will not only call attention to Brooklyn stores but to many local designers that live and work in what BP Markowitz likes to call the “Creative Capital of New York City.”
“I carry mostly locally designed products, so the idea of participating in this project seems like the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on local designers,” said Karen Van Every, owner of Serimony in Carroll Gardens. “Brooklyn’s retail community really does have its own unique flavor, and there’s no better example than our one-of-a-kind boutiques.”
“From Fort Greene to Park Slope to Williamsburg, there really is something unique about Brooklyn’s community of boutiques and designers,” said Leticia Mulzac, owner of Home & Abroad in Boerum Hill. “It’s a very nurturing community, very creative and very free-thinking. Nothing is ever cookie-cutter here.”