Olaf’s (CLOSED)

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Olaf’s (CLOSED)
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After nearly a decade of providing Brooklyn ladies with preloved clothes and accessories from Olive’s Very Vintage, owner and former Saks Fifth Avenue visual merchandiser Jen McCulloch is teaming up with longtime friend Jeanne Messing to open a vintage men’s and home-decor store right down the street. Named after McCulloch’s great-grandfather, Olaf’s is brimming with masculine items for dapper dudes, like three-piece Victorian tuxedos ($350–$400), cashmere sweaters ($85–$125), Harris tweed blazers ($85–$125), and tweed and wool fedoras ($35–$65). Outfit your pad with old-timey home goods, including an oak office chair ($100), a bar set from the ’50s ($28), and vintage fabrics and textiles ($12–$18 per yard). Messing and McCulloch have set up a work table toward the back of the store, where they’ll offer interior-decorating services. Further back, you’ll find a studio space, where a couture seamstress will tailor any vintage suit to fit like a glove ($25–$60).


Venue name: Olaf’s (CLOSED)
Address: 453 Court St

Cross street: between Luquer St and 4th Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–9pm, Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St
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