Best shops near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station

Take the A train (or the C, or G) and spend a day shopping in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill.

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    Hollander & Lexer

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    Eva Gentry Consignment

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    Maleeka

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    Darr

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    Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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    Flight 001

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    Paper Source

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    DNA Footwear

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    Bejeweled

  • Homage Brooklyn

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Hollander & Lexer

Hollander & Lexer

  • Price band: 4/4
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In our new era of Spanx for men and Pauly D hair gel, Hollander & Lexer’s menswear boutique is a welcome oasis of classic, well-made clothes and accessories. Owners Yaz Benmira and Brian Cousins have created an intimate shopping space that shows off the clean lines and hardy construction of their Barbour jackets (normally $415, currently on sale for $291), Raleigh jeans ($275) and Hollander & Lexer’s own label. While the prices run high on certain items, those Raleigh jeans will be in vogue forever (here’s hoping shape wear will not).

  1. 358 Atlantic Ave, (between Bond and Hoyt Sts)
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Eva Gentry Consignment

  • Price band: 2/4
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Many local stylists resell unwanted high-end pieces at this airy vintage boutique; highlights from the current stock include a Chanel ribbed tank ($150), a Phillip Lim red leather duffle ($298) and a Rick Owens black tunic dress ($179). Interested sellers should note that consignment is by appointment only (the store is now seeking spring and summer items), and sellers receive 40 percent of the final sale price of each item. Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off purchases until May 1.

  1. 371 Atlantic Ave, (between Bond and Hoyt Sts)
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Maleeka

  • Price band: 2/4
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One-of-a-kind pieces dominate the stock at Maleeka Ahmed’s namesake boutique, a warm, inviting storefront along busy Atlantic Avenue. Handcrafted pieces  by artisans in far-flung locations such as Turkey, France, Austria and Israel are laid out on long tables throughout the cozy space. You’ll find delicate items, such as thin jeweled bangles ($29) and wispy gold chains ($29), alongside statement trinkets such as blue-and-white beaded earrings ($119). There’s also a small selection of women’s clothing, featuring labels like Funktional and Skies Are Blue. Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off clothing and accessories from Thursday 12 to April 30.

  1. 327 Atlantic Ave, (between Hoyt and Smith Sts)
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Darr

  • Price band: 2/4
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The emphasis at this shop is on unusual, handcrafted items, which is apparent as soon as you enter the space—it’s kitted out with vintage prints and rustic touches, making it resemble a log cabin. Co-owners Yaz Benmira and Brian Cousins (the team behind nearby Hollander & Lexer; see above) scour the country for antique wares; on a recent trip, we spotted a cool slate blackboard ($375) and a set of ten small punch glasses ($140). Although the vintage items can be pricey, there’s also a small selection of noteworthy, newer pieces, such as wooden duck-call whistles ($22). Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off of items in Hollander & Lexer’s apothecary line from Thursday 12 to April 30.

  1. 369 Atlantic Ave, (between Bond and Hoyt Sts)
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Flight 001

  • Price band: 2/4
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Aiming to bring back the glamour of jet-age travel, Flight 001 offers a well-edited array of stylish products, including luggage, gadgets, books and gifts, at a wide range of price points—there’s plenty here for $4 (a shoe shine kit, bandages), $16 (a mini tripod) and $25 (a universal adaptor in one of four colors), while high-end luggage can run up to $595. Check out Flight 001’s in-house line of travel accessories, featuring  retro luggage tags ($16 each), paper soap ($5 each) and its exclusive Spacepak compression pieces ($30–$98). Mention TONY to receive 15 percent off items at the Brooklyn (and Manhattan) locations through May 1.

  1. 132 Smith St, (between Bergen and Dean Sts)
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Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Price band: 2/4
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This Boerum Hill hodgepodge lives up to its name, stocking an exhaustive array of art supplies, baby goods, cocktail accessories, beauty items, cleaning products, candy, quirky gifts, home essentials, kitchen gadgets, pet goodies, office tools, toys, wall art and wedding presents—and that’s not all. We saw alligator kitchen choppers ($32), bubble-wrap calendars ($20), Candy Stash wallets ($16), glow-in-the-dark stars ($10) and Brooklyn tote bags ($16–$27). Pick up one of those to haul away the rest of your spoils—you won’t be able to leave here empty-handed. Mention TONY to receive 20 percent off in-store purchases until May 1.

  1. 365 State St, (at Bond St)
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Paper Source

  • Price band: 2/4
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Paper Source’s brick bunker exterior belies the eclectic assortment of cards, gifts and stationery that can keep an indecisive shopper hidden inside and browsing for ages. But if you don’t have time for a few hours of paper-product obsessing, make sure to check out the Orla Kiely wrapping paper ($5.95 per sheet), the Seven Year Pen ($8.95) in a range of colors and the Nepalese fine-paper collection ($3.95–$8 per sheet). If you’re into owls, Paper Source is your new haven: Choose from a pack of 12 stickers ($2.50), a pack of gift bags ($2.50–$8.50) and there’s lots more.

  1. 102 Smith St, (between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St)
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DNA Footwear

The Boerum Hill outpost of this Brooklyn chainlet boasts a diverse array of kicks—approximately 150 brands are represented—for both ladies, gents and kids. The selection includes basics such as cork-heeled Worishofer sandals ($60–$70), TOMS slip-ons ($44–$54) and Sperry men’s saddle oxfords ($100). The shop also offers more outlandish styles, such as vibrant-hued plastic flats ($30–$55) from Brazilian company Melissa. Mention TONY for 10 percent off your entire purchase (except for TOMS or Uggs) through April 30.

  1. 141 Smith St, (between Bergen and Dean Sts)

Bejeweled

You may need a moment to adjust your eyes after entering this bright shop, unless you wear sunglasses on: The walls are covered in an almost overwhelming array of sparkly costume baubles. But if you’re willing to dig through the racks of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, you’ll find plenty of cheap gems, such as oversize gold hoops ($10) and colorful wooden bangles (from $5). In addition to the trendy jewelry, the shop also carries budget accessories, such as an entire display of $10 sunglasses, feathered headbands ($20) and a selection of colorful scarves (from $12.99). Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off an entire purchase through April 30.

  1. 131 Smith St, (at Dean St)

Homage Brooklyn

After almost five years in a small Smith Street storefront, this street-wear emporium has moved shop to a new space around the corner on Bergen Street, where its collection of threads from hip purveyors like Altamont remains. Sneakerheads will want to check out the shop’s wall of kicks, featuring classics like Vans low-top slip-ons ($48–$60) along with suede low-tops ($90) from the Nike SB line. Skate and snowboarding decks (skate $40–$65, snow $320–$666) from brands like Anti Hero and LibTech are also for sale; plus, the store operates the Gowanus-based New York Skate Academy, which offers lessons for newbie shredders. Mention TONY to receive 15 percent off any one non-sale item Thu 12 through April 30.

  1. 64 Bergen St, (between Court and Smith Sts)

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