6 Best Places to Shop in Boerum Hill, New York City

Exit 9 Gift Emporium

Boerum Hill Fodor's choice
The beloved East Village kitsch emporium and card shop—where “childish” is both a selling point and a compliment—expanded to Smith Street. Its wide array of merchandise is often zany yet practical, and includes cool NYC-themed souvenirs and everyday objects like hand sanitizer, bandages, and breath mints turned into gag gifts. The sassy cards, themed gift boxes, and gift wrap come with far more personality than you’ll find in any run-of-the-mill drugstore.

Barneys New York

Cobble Hill
This location of the legendary Manhattan retail store is a spacious, relaxed place to browse designer collections like A.P.C. or Givenchy without dealing with the hustle and bustle of the Madison Avenue flagship. Shoppers here appreciate the wide selection of men's and women's clothing, shoes, handbags, hats, coats, and other accessories, plus an ever-changing sale section.
194 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA

Horseman Antiques

Boerum Hill
Brooklyn antiques shops have become increasingly precious and expensive of late, but Horseman has resolutely avoided the trend. Its five floors of mid-century-modern furniture, fixtures, and salvaged items—not to mention one of the largest collections of stained glass on the East Coast—remain reasonably priced.

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Sterling Place

Boerum Hill
Painstakingly well stocked, this antiques store and gift shop prides itself on offering one-of-a-kind objects with heirloom potential. Danish-modern furniture is a specialty, but quirky finds such as a pinball-machine coffee table also pop up. Handcrafted inlay jewelry boxes are among the suitcase-friendly items for sale.

The Primary Essentials

Boerum Hill

With minimalist product displays, this design-forward boutique in a renovated loft feels more like an elegant gallery than a home decor store. The carefully curated products are equally elegant, including textiles by artisans in Guinea, candles from Japan, and ceramics handcrafted right in Brooklyn. Founded by former stylist Lauren Snyder, it carries products from other designers found nowhere else in New York.

Twisted Lily

Boerum Hill
All-natural scents from around the world are this fragrance boutique's specialty. This is a good place to check out the latest offerings from Penhaligon's of London, Unum of Italy, Maison Francis Kurkdjian of France, and other perfumers. The shop also sells modern skin care, grooming, and beauty products.
360 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA
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