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Best gift shops: Boerum Hill

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

Photograph: Christian Hartman
Blue Ribbon General Store

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Owner Alayne Patrick works with Indian craftsmen to dream up the exquisite offerings at her jewel-box–like boutique. Its white walls and dark-wood floors are a low-key showcase for Patrick’s vibrantly hued, hand-picked treasures from South Asia. Textiles are paramount here. Choose from a selection of hand-embroidered quilts from Bangladesh and scarves from all over the world. The store is also know for its amazing towel selection, comprised of swaths of fabric gorgeous enough to be worn as accessories. Pair them with Layla Collection color block-print clothing.

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