Erie Basin

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Erie Basin
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Appointed with neoclassical furniture and glossy black floors, 26-year-old artist Russell Whitmore’s first boutique—named after a Brooklyn waterway—transports you back in time via its finely honed collection of 19th-century estate jewelry, table accoutrements and other antique-looking objets. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed: Whitmore pares down what’s on tap to a gorgeous handful of works from the likes of RISD-trained designer Philip Crangi; Paul DeBlassie IV, a former assistant to Ted Muehling with a penchant for organic, sculptural shapes; and Victorian-influenced Belgian native Natalia Brilli—all displayed in wood museum cases. There’s a stunning selection of adornments for less than $200.


Venue name: Erie Basin
Address: 388 Van Brunt St

Cross street: at Dikeman St
Opening hours: Wed–Sat, noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Smith–9th Sts
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Sally M

The owner has a consistently dreamy selection of antique jewelry. When comparing engagement rings, there was no competition. This little, light-filled shop had the perfect ones to fall in love with. Simple, elegant. And his EB line is to die for!