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Try Rae’s First

430 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.679378 -73.997363
nr. 2nd Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-935-9573 Send to Phone

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  • Products & Services: Eyewear, Handbags, Jewelry, Menswear, Watches, Womenswear
Photo by Donny Tsang

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Oct-Dec and Apr-Jun: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm; Jan-Mar and Jul-Sep: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Watches


  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


Rae’s owner Raina Passo was named after her mother, and she recycled the moniker again for this small unisex boutique in Carroll Gardens. Items like men’s earth-toned linen shirts and black, floral-cutout Angie dresses stand out in the slightly drab showroom and balance the skimpier, Night At the Roxbury-esque selections like booty shorts and poodle-shaped handbags. Lucky Jeans, hipsterish Nick & Mo blouses, and decoupage Wabisabi Brooklyn jewelry (with F-train motifs) cater to younger Brooklynites, but Rae’s really delivers with its softer, more conservative women’s clothing—loose-fitting, richly textured garb that flatters more mature women. Rae’s doesn’t stock much of any particular item, since the inventory’s constantly rotating, but staffers will take note of a customer’s preferences for the next time they place an order.