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Huitzilli

624 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.714189 -73.948218
nr. Leonard St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-701-3195 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$$) High End
  • Type: Boutique, Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Children's Clothing, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Hats, Men's Shoes, Women's Hats, Women's Shoes, etc.
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Official Website

huitzilli.com

Hours

Wed-Sun, noon-7pm; Mon-Tue, by appointment only

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags
  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes

Children

  • Children's Clothing
  • Children's Shoes

Clothing

  • Menswear
  • Womenswear

Home

  • Decorative Accents

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops
  • Costumes

Profile

The name of this Williamsburg shop is pronounced “wheet-zeely,” and it means “hummingbird” in the Mexican dialect, Nahuatl. Owner Emily Cantrell spent over four years living in Mexico and making connections with the artisans who now supply her closet-size boutique with its plethora of handmade goods. Everything in Huitzilli, from the rough-hewn leather sandals to the linen guayaberas, is fair-trade and comes from Mexico (with the exception of some textiles from nearby Guatemala). Cantrell travels right to the source to ensure that each product meets her standards for labor practices and authenticity. Her research is reflected on a card accompanying each item that details the artisan who created it, the materials used, and the region in which it was made. A quick glance at a card and a chat with Cantrell, for instance, reveals that the straw, fedora-style sombrero Americano, made from the Jipi-Japa palm tree, is handwoven by an artist named Rita Maria in the damp caves of Campeche, where the palms become especially pliable. Customers can learn similar stories for everything from hand-hammered jewelry to hammocks to Mexican wrestling masks.

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