Street style showdown: Park Slope

Fashion blogger Keiko Lynn Groves scouts for stylish New Yorkers in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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New York City’s style is undeniable, but which neighborhood is the most stylish? Fashion blogger and clothing designer Keiko Lynn Groves finds a dapper bartender, a trendy model and a stylish banker in a search to prove that Park Slope, Brooklyn, deserves the top honors.

Scroll through the street-fashion slide shows, then vote on which neighborhood you think should be deemed most stylish.

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    Keiko Lynn Groves, 28, blogger (keikolynn.com); Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Keiko Lynn Groves, 28, blogger (keikolynn.com); Park Slope, Brooklyn

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    Bobby Hicks, 27, bartender

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    Bobby Hicks, 27, bartender

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    Bobby Hicks, 27, bartender

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    Francis Garcia, 41, music-company owner

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    Francis Garcia, 41, music-company owner

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    Amanda Gorski, 24, interior designer

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    Amanda Gorski, 24, interior designer

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    Amanda Gorski, 24, interior designer

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    Kaita Harada, 24, banker

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    Kaita Harada, 24, banker

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    Kaita Harada, 24, banker

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    Takuji Torikai, 24, model

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    Takuji Torikai, 24, model

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    Takuji Torikai, 24, model

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    Anikka Reveillac, 25, hotel-operations professional

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    Anikka Reveillac, 25, hotel-operations professional

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    Anikka Reveillac, 25, hotel-operations professional

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    Anikka Reveillac, 25, hotel-operations professional

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    Zoë Mills, 25, nonprofit arts professional

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    Zoë Mills, 25, nonprofit arts professional

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    Zoë Mills, 25, nonprofit arts professional

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    Zoë Mills, 25, nonprofit arts professional

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    Francesca Neville, 41, store owner

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    Francesca Neville, 41, store owner

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    Francesca Cerullo, 29, stylist

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    Francesca Cerullo, 29, stylist

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    Kate Hakala, 24, writer

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    Kate Hakala, 24, writer

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    Kate Hakala, 24, writer

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    Kimberly Pesch, 29, fashion blogger and graphic designer

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    Kimberly Pesch, 29, fashion blogger and graphic designer

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    Kimberly Pesch, 29, fashion blogger and graphic designer

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    Miranda Barros, 22, actor

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    Miranda Barros, 22, actor

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Miranda Barros, 22, actor

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Keiko Lynn Groves, 28, blogger (keikolynn.com); Park Slope, Brooklyn


Keiko Lynn Groves, 28, Keiko Lynn (keikolynn.com); Park Slope, Brooklyn

Fans of Keiko Lynn Groves’s five-year-old fashion blog often note the clothing designer’s realness and relatability. “I give my readers a glimpse at my personal life through photographs,” she explains. “I post my general musings on whatever is happening at the moment.” Although designing clothing and accessories for her brand, Postlapsaria (postlapsaria.com/store), is her main focus, blogging has brought her opportunities such as serving as a style expert for CVS’s Beauty Club (locations throughout the city; visit cvs.com) and landing a Coach (coach.com) holiday campaign. Groves has lived in Park Slope for nearly four years, and appreciates the neighborhood’s casual sense of style. “I love that it’s quiet and feels removed from the city, but there’s still a lot going on,” she says. “There are pockets of exemplary personal style. It’s just a lot more laid-back.”

Groves’s favorite Park Slope shops:

Guvnor’s Vintage 178 Fifth Ave between Degraw and Sackett Sts (718-230-4887, guvnorsnyc.com)
Groves favors this thrift store for unique threads that are arranged by decade. “The major bonus is that a tiny, very friendly Pomeranian will often greet you at the door,” she notes. “And everything is priced fairly, in comparison to most NYC vintage shops.”

Odd Twin Vintage 164 Fifth Ave at DeGraw St (718-633-8946, oddtwin.com)
Flirty dresses are the top seller at this quaint resale shop. “It’s always worth stopping in to see the new merchandise,” says Groves.

7th Ave Nail Spa 297 Seventh Ave between 7th and 8th Sts (718-369-8938)
“I’m a big fan of the cheap mani-pedi combo,” says Groves of this low-key spot, which charges $26 for the service (normally $31) on Mondays through Wednesdays. “[The staff is] clean, efficient and very nice.”

VOTE NOW!

Which neighborhood do you think is the most stylish? Scroll through the slideshows below, then vote on which area you think deserves top honors.


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