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Since 1981, this chic stationery and gift shop exudes the same history-steeped elegance as its picturesque Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. The store specializes in custom invitations and announcements printed in polished, traditional script. Twenty thick albums of paper stock are on hand for browsing, as well as sample designs from brands like Vera Wang and William Arthur in a range of pastels and creamy whites. But the shop’s array of cards, stationery, handbags, and jewelry makes it a gifting destination as well. Ornate glass tea sets, lamps, handcrafted rugs, and small gilded mirrors provide decorative home accents, while a small glass case bearing wallets, cuff links, and ties caters to men. The jewelry collection tends toward simple necklaces and earrings made of silver and glass beads, and a corresponding children’s section features tiny plastic jewelry alongside activity books and journals. Silver and gold clutches from French company Murval are displayed beside nylon Baggallini backpacks. The selection also includes a small section of throwback jazz, classical, and soul CDs from musicians like Blossom Dearie as well as contemporary artists like Amy Winehouse. Appropriately, many items in this store are Brooklyn-specific—including T-shirts with classic cityscapes and pillows embroidered with the names of local streets—but even typically souvenir items retain a degree of understated sophistication.