Best gift shops: Carroll Gardens

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Brooklyn neighborhood.

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More shops for gifts in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Lee Lee's Valise

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This What Not to Wear favorite (the shop has appeared in more than a dozen episodes) stocks women’s apparel in sizes 10 through 28. Gregarious owner Lisa Dolan got fed up with the fashions offered to shapely ladies and starting designing her own. The result is a bountiful boutique stuffed with curve-lovin’ belts, boxers, blazers, dresses, jeans, activewear, bras (sizes 32E–46H) and a rainbow of Spanx options, as well as housewares such as Brooklyn’s own Joya Luscious candles.

  1. 368 Court St, at President St
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By Brooklyn

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When owner Gaia DiLoreto left the corporate world in October 2009, she fell headfirst into Brooklyn’s red-hot restaurant scene, enrolling in a restaurant management course at the Institute of Culinary Education and refining her palate on local specialties. Soon after, she focused on opening a single destination that provides an array of New York–made culinary and shopping picks. The modern-day general store has a hodgepodge of offerings, including pickles, soaps, honey, T-shirts, jewelry, paper goods and books by Brooklyn authors. Stock your cabinets with Take Me Homeware embossed ceramic plates ($22–$50), fill your jewelry box with linguaNigra hammered-gold-coin earrings ($50–$115) and necklaces ($70–$150), and load your closet with KimmChi cotton graphic T-shirts ($28). DiLoreto says the only things she’s not featuring are high fashion and prepared foods—yet.

  1. 261 Smith St, between DeGraw and Douglass Sts
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Owner Lara Fieldbinder is switching up her womenswear boutique (which has been named Dear Fieldbinder since 2005) to appeal to customers who were looking for threads a little less trendy and a little more urban business professional. This location now acts as a showroom, where you can try on clothes from brands such as Paul and Joe Sister and Mink Pink, and accessories including those from labels including Jeffrey Campbell and Cheap Monday.

  1. 198 Smith St, between Baltic and Warren Sts, 11201
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Brooklyn Collective

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In a big ol’ eff-you to the proverbial Man, Brooklyn Collective opened its doors to artists who wanted to showcase their work without the pressures of corporate retail. Members bear the brunt of the rent and keep 100 percent of their profits. Check out the whimsical illustrations by Lisel Ashlock or impossibly delicate gold-leaf earrings by Jess Yam.

  1. 212 Columbia St, between Sackett and Union Sts
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environment337

  • Price band: 2/4

Owner Loren Sosna's airy shop, opened in 2001, is the neighborhood go-to for eco-friendly candles and cleaning supplies, colorful rugs and dishware, and darling books and notecards.

  1. 337 Smith St, at Carroll St
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Retrospect

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Fans of the cheery Environment337, located two doors up from Retrospect, will sense a little Jekyll-and-Hyde action going on with owner Loren Sosna’s buying habits. Her newest shop is a shrine to all that is sinister and steampunk. The cavernous space is loaded with religious iconography, creepy crawlies encased in Lucite, antler plaques, and more globes and compasses than a Lewis and Clark expedition. It’s otherworldly and wonderful, and not nearly as scary as it sounds.

  1. 333 Smith St, between Carroll and President Sts
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Serimony

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Karen Van Every specializes in hand-crafted stationery, fashion and gifts—ideal for big (weddings) and small (birthday parties) events alike.

  1. 421 Court St, at 2nd Pl
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Brooklyn Indie Market

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The wares vary at your friendly neighborhood dealer; check its website for details.

  1. Smith and Union Sts
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Epaulet

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Mike Kuhle and Adele Berne’s shop smells as good as it looks, thanks to its ample supply of Baxter of California candles and grooming products. And the shop attracts the sort of guy who’s into that—one who’d burn a candle while shaving, then slip into a pair of straight-leg jeans made from Japanese selvedge-denim and a lightweight gingham button-down (designed by the shop’s owners). Other top picks include ties, tie bars, cuff links, hats hand-knit by Berne’s mama, scores of Toms shoes, and dresses, tunics and heels for the ladies.

  1. 231 Smith St, between Butler and Douglass Sts, 11231
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