Best Shop for the Williamsburg Girl Who Has to Grow Up - 2009
In God We Trust
Wearing, say, a long, ripped T-shirt over shredded leggings is fine for Bedford Avenue, but when the Williamsburg girl needs a grown-up look, In God We Trust is her shop. Tattooed clothing and jewelry designer Shana Tabor makes vintage-inspired clothes that are classic, timeless, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you're trying to impress the boyfriend's parents or a new potential employer, you don't have to completely surrender your Karen O side if you're hiding one of Tabor's naughty charm necklaces under your cardigan (charms for $40 say things like, "Fuck my face," "One sick bitch," and "Hot mess"). Or, for a bad-girl twist on the classic best-friends heart necklace from junior high, you and your BFF can get one that reads, "Best Fuckin' Friends." For a few bucks extra, Tabor will engrave a necklace, Zippo, or shiny cardholder from her shop with whatever you want—though it may be tough to think of something cooler than what she already has. Besides In God We Trust's line of clothing for women and men, the shop also stocks fashions from indie designers across the country (with prices ranging from $100 to $500), as well as plenty of accessories for under $100, including oxford shoes by Marais USA ($88 here vs. $98 at Urban Outfitters!), sparkly hair clips, thick, comfy tights, ladylike gloves, and retro sunglasses (just look for the sign that says, "Holy Fuck These Sunglasses are $15").