Astoria isn’t exactly known for its selection of clothing boutiques, but Nicole Panettieri is hoping to change that with her new shop, Brass Owl. This Ditmars boutique has a vintage vibe (thanks to its owlcentric decor), but the merch—primarily shoes and accessories—is all new. In addition to boots and shoes from Steve Madden, Dolce Vita and Chinese Laundry ($40–$250), you can shop jewelry from local designers ($10–$150), as well as candles and body-care items. Bonus for locals: Panettieri plans to host monthly events (like a ladies’ night and trunk shows).
|Venue name:||Brass Owl|
36-19 Ditmars Blvd
|Cross street:||between 36th and 37th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat 11am–9pm, Sun noon–6pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd|
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