Best Upscale Brooklyn Gift Shop (2008)

Cog & Pearl

We love Cog & Pearl. We really do. But theres something about its delicate and serene aesthetics that make you feel like youre not worthyand, actually, kind of broke. When you take a peek through the front window, the dangling assortment of totes and purses in gorgeous earthy prints draw you in, but be prepared: This isnt your typical gift shop. The stores owners, Kristen Overson and Seth Walter, had a bit of an ideology behind this baby: They wanted a shop filled with independent artist-made goods with no corporate strings attached. So, naturally, in addition to the lovely handmade jewelry and apparel, the store has a potpourri of eccentric goodies: gnome puzzle sets, tiny animal figurines, organic serving bowls, Eisbergfreistadt souvenir playing cards, Lomography cameras, funky copper-enamel switchplates, cork-and-wood-grain walletsthe list goes on. Good luck keeping your plastic in your wallet here.

Location Details

190 5th Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11217


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