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Winkworth

119 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.687638 -74.001383
nr. Kane St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-243-2296 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Lingerie/Hosiery, Womenswear

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Official Website

winkworth.multiply.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Smith-9th Sts.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Lingerie/Hosiery

Clothing

  • Womenswear

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Do you think handmade silk lingerie embellished with antique French lace is beyond your price bracket? Sonya Wells and Susie Plaisted, who opened this Red Hook boutique in late 2005, make beautiful hand-tailored negligees for women of all budgets and booty sizes. Much of what they sew in store’s back workshop is priced less than $200–that includes the lacy underthings as well as bright summer halter dresses and well-structured tweed skirts. Stop in for a fitting, choose your own ribbon and fabric (for daywear) or lace and silk (for slips, camis, nighties), and you’ll have a custom piece in a few days at an off-the-rack price. The women decided underwear needed to fit women’s substantial curves better. “It all goes back to the booty,” Wells says. As business heats up, Winkworth is carrying lines other than its Pie Bklyn, such as Princesse Tam-Tam and Red Coals screen-print tops.

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