1. North 11 Shoe Repair
A total fave with locals, Clever Vercosa’s Williamsburg shop tackles handbags, jackets, zippers and shoes, of course. His secret, after 15 years in the business? Customers come back because he does whatever they want, from polishing shoes to tailoring leather coats. 103 N 10th St, Brooklyn (718-599-7463). Mon–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 11am–5pm.