With a six-foot statue of a black bear in a party hat out front greeting window shoppers, this 1970s Yellowstone National Park-inspired boutique is hard to miss. Co-owners Michelle Ferrara and Julia Duncan-Roitman have packed their shop with affordable, gently worn goods. Choose wise and walk out with a fully accessorized look for $100 or less. While a majority of the merchandise is vintage women’s clothing ($6–$32), there is a nice selection of men’s clothing ($6–$30), kids’ tees ($10–$20), women’s shoes ($8–$29), accessories ($7–$40), and handmade products and housewares ($8–$45). Snag metal lovebird rings and ’70s glass mood rings ($7–$9), snakeskin pumps ($29), striped polos ($16), Op Art shift dresses ($22) and whimsical animal pillows ($35–$40). The store also accepts used clothing for 30 percent cash retail price or 60 percent store credit.
Black Bear Vintage & Handmade
|Venue name:||Black Bear Vintage & Handmade||Contact:|
469 16th St
|Cross street:||at Prospect Park West|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri noon–7pm, Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to 15th St–Prospect Park|