Williamsburg is the “Hipster Mecca” around the city. This is what they told us and having been there it is really the best way to put it. In between little shops which sell all kinds of organic food and cotton totes (best one I’ve seen said: Stressed. Depressed. But well dressed.) were people, who looked effortlessly cool. And this is the key: Trying not to be dressed up, but dress with a statement. Since the subway system is (old) but really good in NYC it didn’t take long to get there either. People are a little bit like in Greenwich Village, but the buildings are way nicer in Manhattan. Rent was cheap till a little bit ago, when everybody found out how convenient it is and how cool the scene was. Wandering around for a little, this are my favorite stops on the other side of the East River:
Here you can find bags that say: “I love you more like a fat boy loves cake” and “Are you from Hollywood?”
We discovered this store with the intention of seeing Manhattan Skyline from the other side. What we found instead was a lot of old but new clothes and indie-rock music. Beacons Closet is a high end Vintage Clothing Store in which you can find pretty much everything if you’re willing to look for it. Being sorted by color, it makes it easier to find the right pieces. Good prices and surprisingly good clothing or a second hand shop. And all that without the usual smell like elderly home.
A coffee shop with a lot of style, so it’s exactly where it should be: Williamsburg. You can see a good coffee shop from miles away. First of course the general impression that you have but you can also tell if there’re people that live in that area or not. Another really good sign is if over 80 per cent of the people are working on Macs because that means that a lot of artists and creative people chose that place to get their work done. I can’t blame them, El Beít is a really nice place. I liked it’s design because of the red brick walls together with the white modern chairs and tables.
A store full with things that you’re dying to have but don’t need. Except maybe the accessories, oh and handmade soaps because they smell so amazing and have a really cute little package.
Store that has both a lot of men’s and women’s wear but also a lot of accessories and little things like cards and sunglasses (since they’re “holy fuck” only 18 something dollars I got a pair). Plus: Extremely nice shop assistance that is always really interested in the stories you have to tell.
admittedly, the name is not the most creative one ever but this is all they do: selling coffee and muffins. “It’s called minimalism, why would we give our shop a name that keeps them guessing what the hell it is we’re doing?” Makes sense. They’re really good and definitely worth a stop and even ten times better if you’re so cold that you thing you lost your toes. Try their Chai Tea Latté there, best one we had in NY!
Has really nice and unique clothes with unusual pattern. A really nice place to get one of a kind pieces. The shop is owned by a girl from the United Kingdom.
And thats it. I’m positive that there’re a million others that we didn’t even see, but that’s okay because that gives us a reason to come back. Love always, x