Wed-Sun, noon-7pm; Mon-Tue, closed.
F, G at Bergen St.; A, C, G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
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Mother-and-daughter duo Carla and Rita Brookoff wanted to re-create an old-school European general store offering household accessories, clothes, and gifts. They decorated their tiny Atlantic Avenue space with a turn-of-the-century oak modular cabinet (originally made for a hardware store) and a twenties enamel sign, covering the walls with pastoral wallpaper. The "one-stop-shop" is heaving with stock, which is all united by a nod to the fine and the curious. Expect to find vintage paper bags, Japanese archival Washi tape, Harry Barker dog treats, and natural French mouthwash (rumored to have originally been made for King Louis XV.) There is a focus on heritage brands: German chalk sits alongside Pendleton wool rugs and wooden cutting boards manufactured by New York’s Blackcreek Mercantile. There’s also a large selection of clothing and jewelry that ranges from affordable Pointer denim jackets and Spanish espadrilles to Victorian silver lockets.