This is the fourth installment of our new feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then our favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. Amazing photographer, Justine Cooper, has agreed to take on the feature, even though she is mainly known for her family portrait work. I think you will appreciate getting to see Brooklyn stores through her elegant photography. Let us know what you think.
From Justine about the shoot and shop:
Lily was opened in 1999 by long-time Cobble Hill resident (and mom) Jennifer Gerien. It was one of the first boutiques to open on Court Street. Their stuff is comfortable, fashionable and affordable. It’s definitely a favorite shopping destination in the neighborhood. They also have a great selection of handbags, small leather goods and jewelry. I’ve been saved on more than one occasion by their dress selection too.
So what’s their best selling item? Consistently, it’s the Hanky Panky Lace Boyshort – comfortable, gives great coverage and shows no lines! (xs – large $29) and the Hanky Panky Lace Thong in Original and Low-Rise, which is purportedly the world’s most comfortable thong. No comment on if a thong can be comfortable but it does come in tons of great colors. (One size $17)
My Top of the Shop was these Kit + Lili canvas tote bags. Kit + Lili is a Brooklyn based company and the bags are made from super strong canvas and come in amazing prints. I especially liked the faux bois in the middle ($72 – $88).
And I also loved these Time Will Tell Watches. As Oprah says “plastic is the new gold”?! These ones come in more grown up tortoises if you don’t love the bubblegum pink ($65).
If you have to get something for the kids too, check out their “bklyn” onesies and tees for babies and toddlers. These were designed for Lily over 10 years ago by former Brooklyn resident, Eric Cline, and are still going strong with tourists and Brooklynites alike. (3-6 months – 4T $18 – $23)
209 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: Bergen Street
Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Justine Cooper, our “Spotted!” photographer, loves capturing babies and families so much, she made a career out of it. Originally trained as a photojournalist, she also has a Masters in Fine Art. She splits her time between creating work for galleries and shooting families in the New York area. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn. Her portrait work can be seen at www.justinecooperphotography.com. You can see HER photo on our About page.