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New York is nothing if not a city full of options, which can be both a blessing and a curse when trying to sort a neighborhood's best of the best. Take the guesswork out of choosing which shopping destinations are worth your time (and money!) with our guide of the best places to visit in Williamsburg.

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1. Concrete + Water

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485 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(917) 909-1828
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Williamsburg's "gateway to fashion"’ takes the form of this multi-brand, unisex boutique that's stocked with cult-y European ready-to-wear labels, home goods, and the best of Brooklyn's local designers.
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2. Task

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100 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 963-2600
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The store's aesthetic is romantic and eco-friendly, and it features a selection of housewares alongside clothing for women and children from brands like Kowtow, Corinne, and Matt + Nat.
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3. Pilgrim Surf + Supply

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68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 218-7456
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This space is light and airy, just like the merchandise it sells. Pilgrim specializes in surfwear, boards, and gear from brands like M.Nii Makaha, Vans, and Baron Wells.
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4. Brave Gentleman

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176 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY
Brave Gentleman touts itself as the "the world's first ethically handsome boutique," specializing in organic, recycled, and 100% vegan materials from fair-trade sources. The store stocks suits, shoes, trousers, and outerwear that are all animal-friendly.
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5. SWORDS-SMITH

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98 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 599-2969
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This spacious boutique that can take credit for ushering in cool fashion to South Williamsburg sells both men's and women's clothing and accessories from indie labels like Samantha Pleet, Eleven Six, and Fantail.
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6. Spoonbill & Sugartown Books

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218 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 387-7322
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An indie favorite among editors (and Lena Dunham, who shot a Girls scene here with Donald Glover), this shop specializes in both current and rare books on art, architecture, and design, but its selection runs the gamut to include a little something for everyone. Save your cash (and the environment) by buying from its used selection.

7. Upstate Stock

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2 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Upstate Stock just opened its first flagship here, and it's quickly become a neighborhood destination. It boasts of a full selection of men's apothecary items, candles, accessories like wool beanies and fingerless gloves, and a coffee bar.

8. Life:Curated

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186 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 689-9143
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We love the store's selection of indie-leaning labels like Miista, Ace & Jig, Rachel Antonoff, and Clae Strayhorn, and its cheeky assortment of accessories, from mason jar shot glasses to unicorn bottle openers.
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9. Courtshop

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218 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-5880
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Courtshop is one of New York City's best denim shops, so stop into the Williamsburg location for a variety of butt-enhancing styles.
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10. Catbird

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219 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-3457
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If you're looking to quickly upgrade your jewelry, Catbird can take your accessories to new heights — literally. Its in-house line features super thin rings made for stacking and delicate chain brackets that are meant to be piled on. And right around the corner on Driggs Avenue, you'll find the wedding annex.

11. Antoinette Vintage

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119 Grand St, Brooklyn
NY, 11249
(718) 387-8664
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Owner Lexi Oliveri's inventory generally spans from the 1950s through the 1990s, and she supplements the laid-back-girly vibe with mod shifts and woven leather handbags.
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12. Bird

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203 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-1655
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Bird's Williamsburg location is its largest, allowing enough space to carry men's apparel as well as the cool brands that female customers have come to expect from owner Jenn Mankins, from Rachel Comey to Mansur Gavriel.
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13. The Hill-Side

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263 S 1st St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 889-6164
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Emil and Sandy Corsillo's menswear boutique specializes in chambray shirts, denim, and beat-up blazers made from a fabric the brothers develop in a small textile mill here in the US.
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1. Concrete + Water

485 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Driely S. for Racked
Williamsburg's "gateway to fashion"’ takes the form of this multi-brand, unisex boutique that's stocked with cult-y European ready-to-wear labels, home goods, and the best of Brooklyn's local designers.
485 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. Task

100 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Via
The store's aesthetic is romantic and eco-friendly, and it features a selection of housewares alongside clothing for women and children from brands like Kowtow, Corinne, and Matt + Nat.
100 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

3. Pilgrim Surf + Supply

68 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Driely S. for Racked
This space is light and airy, just like the merchandise it sells. Pilgrim specializes in surfwear, boards, and gear from brands like M.Nii Makaha, Vans, and Baron Wells.
68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

4. Brave Gentleman

176 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY
Via
Brave Gentleman touts itself as the "the world's first ethically handsome boutique," specializing in organic, recycled, and 100% vegan materials from fair-trade sources. The store stocks suits, shoes, trousers, and outerwear that are all animal-friendly.
176 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY

5. SWORDS-SMITH

98 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Driely S. for Racked
This spacious boutique that can take credit for ushering in cool fashion to South Williamsburg sells both men's and women's clothing and accessories from indie labels like Samantha Pleet, Eleven Six, and Fantail.
98 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

6. Spoonbill & Sugartown Books

218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
An indie favorite among editors (and Lena Dunham, who shot a Girls scene here with Donald Glover), this shop specializes in both current and rare books on art, architecture, and design, but its selection runs the gamut to include a little something for everyone. Save your cash (and the environment) by buying from its used selection.
218 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

7. Upstate Stock

2 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Upstate Stock just opened its first flagship here, and it's quickly become a neighborhood destination. It boasts of a full selection of men's apothecary items, candles, accessories like wool beanies and fingerless gloves, and a coffee bar.
2 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

8. Life:Curated

186 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Driely S. for Racked
We love the store's selection of indie-leaning labels like Miista, Ace & Jig, Rachel Antonoff, and Clae Strayhorn, and its cheeky assortment of accessories, from mason jar shot glasses to unicorn bottle openers.
186 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Courtshop

218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
via
Courtshop is one of New York City's best denim shops, so stop into the Williamsburg location for a variety of butt-enhancing styles.
218 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

10. Catbird

219 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you're looking to quickly upgrade your jewelry, Catbird can take your accessories to new heights — literally. Its in-house line features super thin rings made for stacking and delicate chain brackets that are meant to be piled on. And right around the corner on Driggs Avenue, you'll find the wedding annex.
219 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

11. Antoinette Vintage

119 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
via
Owner Lexi Oliveri's inventory generally spans from the 1950s through the 1990s, and she supplements the laid-back-girly vibe with mod shifts and woven leather handbags.
119 Grand St, Brooklyn
NY, 11249

12. Bird

203 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Driely S. for Racked
Bird's Williamsburg location is its largest, allowing enough space to carry men's apparel as well as the cool brands that female customers have come to expect from owner Jenn Mankins, from Rachel Comey to Mansur Gavriel.
203 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

13. The Hill-Side

263 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Khushbu Shah for Racked
Emil and Sandy Corsillo's menswear boutique specializes in chambray shirts, denim, and beat-up blazers made from a fabric the brothers develop in a small textile mill here in the US.
263 S 1st St
Brooklyn, NY 11211