Best gift shops: Red Hook
Wed Nov 16 2011
- Price band: 2/4
Appointed with neoclassical furniture and glossy black floors, artist Russell Whitmore’s first boutique—named after a Brooklyn waterway—transports you back in time via its finely honed collection of 19th-century estate jewelry, table accoutrements and other antique-looking objets. There’s a stunning selection of adornments for less than $200.
- 388 Van Brunt St, (at Dikeman St)
- Price band: 1/4
You could practically eat your way through this place. Saipua sells hand-cut, olive-oil-based soaps made from food-grade vegetable oils, butters, herbs and extracts. It also specializes in seasonal flowers for weddings and other special events. Specialty soaps include avocado oil soap ($8), coffee mint soap ($8) and jasmine tea soap ($6).
- 147 Van Dyke St at Conover St