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New boutique Burlap, at 385 Henry Street in Cobble Hill, doesn't take up a lot of space, but that isn't stopping it from trying to be all things to all brownstone Brooklynites. In the women's section, we noted labels like Current/Elliot and Elizabeth & James; the menswear section has a tiny but respectable collection of hip basics; the kiddie corner carries both clothes and books; and scattered throughout the store are housewares from Nambe and Match. Prices range as widely as the items, from $15 to the $200 range.
This is only the beginning, though. Burlap opened about a month ago, but by spring, the owner hopes to have added pieces by Cacharel, Halston and Moschino, as well as Stella McCartney lingerie and books by local authors. The idea is to break down the distinction between kinds of merchandise: Why keep lovely candlesticks segregated from equally carefully crafted denim? We'll admit that we're not totally sure how everything is going to physically fit into the store, but given the current state of the well-curated collection, aesthetically it should fit just fine.
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