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When Melanie Williams moved from Manhattan’s financial district to Park Slope, she quickly realized three things: She loved her new neighborhood, it seemed like almost every woman was pregnant or pushing a stroller, and there were few boutique options for kids’ bedding. So, the FIT grad (and previous owner of Plain Jane, a now-closed kids’ furniture and bedding store) opened Pickleboots, a custom bedding shop with plenty of personality. The single-story store is a cacophony of colors, from the wall lined with bolts of attention-grabbing patterns to the sunshine-yellow wall adorned with art prints. Pint-size shoppers and their parents pick from more than 200 patterned fabrics, from Tool Time (stenciled saws, nails, and wrenches) and Ahoy (a pirate-themed beach scene) to Taffeta Stripe Purple and Polka Dot Retro. Williams is a whiz at suggesting coordinating fabrics and pricing is by-the-yard, so mixing and matching is a snap. And sheets, pillows, bumpers, and blankets can further be personalized with kids’ names. The lively space is also decked out with a small selection of stitched fabric balls and pillows, Moses baskets, and retro playthings like monkey-in-the-box, ironing boards, and vintage toy trucks.