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Slang Betty

172 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.677511 -73.979712
between DeGraw and Sackett Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-638-1725 Send to Phone

Robert K. Chin

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Hours

Wed-Sun, noon-7:30pm; Mon-Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Clothing

  • Womenswear

Profile

This venue is closed.

Slang Betty’s collection of sexy, confidently feminine apparel more than lives up to the promise of its purple-on-purple, girl-power décor. Owner and Park Slope local Donna Marie Rose opened her shop in 1996 as a neighborhood solution to those last-minute going-out fashion emergencies, selling what she describes as “fashion for the financially impaired.” This translates into moderately priced, good-quality non-label goods, fashion-forward but eminently wearable looks that borrow directly from the runways of New York, Milan and Paris. Not for the girly-averse, the clothes are also big on fun femme frills: Any combination of lace, rhinestones, ribbon, beads and sequins embellish the variety of clingy tanks, and hemlines on many of the cocktail dresses and skirts leave lots of room to show off those gams. Slang Betty also stocks more daytime-appropriate—though plenty pretty—apparel, like bright Ts and tanks (many from the Boy Beater line), leggings, stockings and lingerie. Accessories abound, with Tokyo Bay watches, cloth cloche hats, tiny purses, and jewelry, ranging from the chunkily beaded to simple sterling varieties.

Sales

Between Christmas and New Year’s, everything is 50% off.

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