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Make Your Fairy Goddess Dreams Come True at This New W’Burg Shop

(Photo: Courtesy of Avigail Adam)

(Photo: Courtesy of Avigail Adam)

Game of Thrones aficionados, Athena impersonators, and Rivendale lovers, take note: the next time you need to stock up on delicate laurel wreaths, headbands, and bracelets ornamented with metal, gold-plated leaves and twigs, this new Williamsburg shop may be just what you’re looking for.

Avigail Adam has opened her first brick-and-mortar shop of the same name on Bedford Avenue. “It was always a big dream of mine to have a shop in New York,” she said.

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Sip Free Bubbly and Become One With Hat Girl at This LES Pop-Up

(Flyer courtesy of Shahla Karimi)

(Flyer courtesy of Shahla Karimi)

Very few of us are actually hat girls. They’re the manicured, mimosa-sipping waifs who have soldered to their skulls decadent sun hats. (You know, those enviable, woman-of-leisure hats that look weird worn around cubicles, and are way better suited for yachts and brunch.) Hat girls also count as part of the .05 percent of the population that can rock a maxi dress without looking like a berobed Ewok. Believe me, the only time I tried on a maxi, I was one walking stick away from someone addressing me in Ewokese: “Are you lost, fair creature?” I might have known what street I was on, but actually I was very, very lost. What I needed was a solid hat, not a technicolor muumuu.

And now that the warm season has returned I and you, womens- fashion-wearing readers, have one more chance to make it right and perhaps redefine this hat girl. Enter the Spring Fling Pop-Up, an ephemeral clothing and accessories shopping experience coming to the LES next weekend brought to you by a cohort of local designers.

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‘I Love You Bedford’ Showcases Local Designing Women

Inside I Love You Bedford Ave. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette)

Inside I Love You Bedford Ave. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette)

Before you buy a Whopcorn ice cream cone at the new Davey’s Ice Cream in Williamsburg and have it melt onto your shirt, stop a few blocks away at I Love You Bedford Ave – a high fashion clothing and art object store that opened last month. The name of the store, on Bedford Avenue, also refers to owner Alisha Trimble’s more humble beginnings. A womenswear designer for 10 years, Trimble opened the first store in an apartment sporting the address of 143. For the millennials who don’t know what a pager is, much less how to use one, 1-4-3 was also the way to page “I love you.”

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Ad Hoc Expands to Greenpoint and Gets a Taste of Turf War

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

Since opening their second location in Greenpoint two weeks ago, the folks at Williamsburg-based Ad Hoc have been hard at work improving their inventory, despite what owner Ali Liu says is some “strange, passive-aggressive backlash.” The new Bedford Avenue location boasts impressive local talent: clothing designer and Fort Greener Ilana Kohn, tote and textile specialists Cold Picnic, also of Fort Greene, and architectural jewelry from The Things We Keep of Bed-Stuy.
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Erica Weiner to Mark Down a ‘F#$%-ton’ of Jewelry This Weekend

Ensphere Necklace, was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner Jewelry)

Necklace was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner jewelry)

Trying to overcome your nagging perfectionism? At an upcoming sample sale in Greenpoint, you can buy all sorts of jewelry that’s soon-to-be discontinued, or flaunting lovable mistakes.

“It’s kind of Frankenstein versions of a lot of the things we have in the collection—things that resemble collection items but didn’t make the cut because they weren’t quite right,” said Emily Ruane, publicist for Erica Weiner. “One-of-a-kind experiments, basically.”

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Artists & Fleas Will Be Jumping With Vintage Vendors Next Weekend

Clothing from Gypsy Nation Vintage (Photo by Martha Camarillo, Courtesy of Artists & Fleas)

Clothing from Gypsy Nation Vintage (Photo by Martha Camarillo, Courtesy of Artists & Fleas)

Few things are less New York than watching Seattle and Denver play football in New Jersey over a 30-pack of Milwaukee’s Best. So start Super Bowl weekend with something singular to the city — a vintage flea market in Williamsburg.

More than 20 visiting vendors will display clothes, gems and bric-a-brac at Destination: Vintage, which takes over the Artists & Fleas warehouse space on N. 7th Street next Saturday and Sunday. The selection of available items will span seven decades, from the 1920s to the 1990.
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On St. Marks, Piercings Trump Fro Yo — Again

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

If there was ever any concern that there weren’t enough places on St. Marks to get your belly button pierced at 2 a.m. on a Friday night, Elite Jewelry and Piercing Co. has just opened, replacing self-serve fro yo shop Yogurt Station.

It’s the second late night “body mod” outpost to claim the space of a frozen yogurt joint on this very block (NYC Kulture replaced a Red Mango just across the street), which would suggest that the drunken vagabonds of St. Marks would rather enhance (or disfigure) their physical appearance than enjoy a frozen treat. Except that vegan ice cream joint DF Mavens is coming to the block.
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