With spots like Old Hollywood, Kill Devil Hill, Dalaga, and Alter dotting its streets, Greenpoint has been one of the city's most affordable shopping neighborhoods for a while now. Adding further incentive to board the G train, Franklin Street has been graced with two new boutiques in the past month: Julia James and Petit Boudoir.
Julia James is the pet project of Julia Young, a former marine biologist who moved from Hawaii to Brooklyn to launch her boutique (commitment, people). The spot is partially named after her brother, James; her mom, Cari, helped deck out the homey space. Swing by for racks of pretty floral prints, pastels, and restrained ruffles.
Across the street, Petit Boudoir is a true vintage-collector's haunt, filled with sixties- and seventies-era pieces from Marc Jacobs and Jil Sander at non-splurge prices. It's owned by newlyweds Michael and Marietta Hewitt and friend Sheri Rose Wenden, who moved from Paris last week toting a suitcase full of finds.
Click ahead for some of our favorite items in stock at both newcomers.
Julia James, 200 Franklin St., nr. India St.; 347-763-0065
Petit Boudoir, 135 Franklin St., nr. Java St.; 718-383-3424