Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Avenue Feedback Loop
This is the first in our new series of interviews or feedback loops, where we ask Avenue shoppers to give some props to their favorite businesses. This one is from Elizabeth, a Park Slope resident for nearly 10 years. Keep an eye out for the AAF blogger near you!
Where did you just shop? Eidolon: I love this boutique which is owned and operated by three local designers. It is my favorite place to find dresses for work or special occasions. The dresses Andrea Fisher designs are very comfortable, affordable and I just love the fabric she uses.
People say the Avenue has most everything—what do you think, any gaps? I agree, 5th Avenue does offer a lot of variety, although having a small non-chain pharmacy would be convenient. I love independent bookstores and I would like to see one that sells both new and used books on 5th Avenue.
Any other stores you want to give a shout out to? Picada y Vino is great little wine shop with a very engaging and helpful staff. Their pairing suggestions are always spot on. They offer a wonderful variety of wines in all price ranges. Scaredy Kat is always my place to go for unique and fun cards, wrapping paper and gifts. And A & S Pork Store is a great butcher shop. They make great sandwiches; my particular favorite is the Carroll Street.