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It's not as if Brooklynites needed another spot on Smith Street to break out the plastic, but we won't hold that against good-looking newcomer Epaulet. The chic men's and women's boutique, which opened last Thursday boasting a Walter pop-up shop, will eventually offer pieces from brands like Christopher Deane, Modern Amusement, Cheap Monday, Gram Footwear and Rogues Gallery. The space at 231 Smith has undergone a bit of a facelift since it was home to brightly-colored vintage sweater purveyor Ohio Knitting Mills which folded April 1st—what was rustic is now sleek and modern-looking (also, the floors have been swept clean of all traces of zig-zaggy sweaters). Owners Adele Berne and Michael Kuhle, both former buyers, are also planning more special store-within-a-stores, but brands are TBD at present time.


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