Myrtle Avenue is for fashionistas. Stop in this holiday season and purchase a gift for the style mavens in your life, even if that means you. Below is a round-up of where to find gifts for your fashion forward friends from local Myrtle Avenue businesses:
Dresses, scarves, hats, rings and bracelets with semi-precious stones, shoulder bags, wallets and decorative masks are just a few of the wonderful items available at 21 Tara. Placed around the store on racks, shelves and colorful baskets. 21 Tara, 388 Myrtle Avenue between Clermont & Vanderbilt, (347) 916-0045.
Barking Brown is a clothing and accessories store that carries clothing, including a range of t-shirts and dresses, bags, jewelry and from local designers and others. The extensive collection of winter hats, gloves and scarves will make you winter-ready for sure. Barking Brown, 468 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue & Hall, (718) 638-3757.
Jill Lindsey, the eponymously named store is at once a gift shop (greeting cards, candles and more), clothing boutique (including dresses, men’s suits and bridal wear) and a cafe/lounge. With so many wonderful things under one roof, it’s a “mini-department store,” as owner, Jill, refers to it. Jill Lindsey’s designs have been featured in many fashion publications, including Lucky, Racked, NW Source and Daily Candy. She is known for her “feminine, pretty and fun” designs and special occasion, “party-ready looks.” Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Avenue between Adelphi & Clermont, (347) 987-4583.
Bow tie from Leisure Life NYC.
Leisure Life NYC
Leisure Life NYC specializes in quality lifestyle products, from men’s clothing, leather goods, accessories to art and much more. The store is a haberdashery men’s club that is inspired in large degree by the owner’s love of vintage fashion and sports memorabilia. Leisure Life, 559 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson & Classon, (347) 725-3167.
Owa’s Afrikan Market
Owa Afrikan Market was established in 1994 to address the needs of customers living in New York City seeking authentic clothing and crafts from Africa. The term, “Owa”, means ‘home’ in the Edo language. Owa is a fair trade business that buys directly from African artists and suppliers. Stop in for jewelry, ready made clothing or cloth to make your own. Owa Afrikan Market, 434 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton & Waverly, (718) 643-8487.
Shalena’s Jewelry offers a curated selection of costume jewelry and accessories. The store helps women discover, celebrate and even reinvent their personal styles with for fun pieces for daytime or evening. Shalena’s Jewelry, 384 Myrtle Avenue, between Clermont & Vanderbilt.