Carroll Gardens Shops
220 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
Owner and buyer Jen Mankins has built a bit of an empire out in Brooklyn, drawing Manhattanites out to shop in the process. Her eye is both quirky and cool, meaning that you’ll find a pretty irreverent (and bright) mix here, along with picks Alexander Wang, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and Tsumori Chisato. The racks for men are just as on point. She has three outposts in Brooklyn, including an outpost in Park Slope and Williamsburg.
315 Court St., Carroll Gardens
Run by one of the most curious, energetic minds in the beauty business, this OG clean-beauty boutique is famous for sleuthing out next-big-thing brands, so shopping there is always a thrill. Everything here is super clean and nontoxic too, including goop‘s own line of clean skincare, and some of our favorites like May Lindstrom, Pai Skincare, and RMS Beauty. But the brilliant secret is the spa treatments: Ayurvedic massages, brow shaping, hair-removal, and the ultimate, a skin-transforming facial with Lara. The Signature treatment is an amazing and customizable detox with your choice of LED light, dermaplaning, peels, ZIIP current, and microdermabrasion. Add on the Revealing Eye Therapy, which uses icicles to soothe, smooth, and totally awaken your under-eye area.
361 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
While you won't walk out of Swallow with big case goods, you are likely to find something small and unusual, like a tiny brass bird or an opalescent vase. They also have really beautiful tabletop, from rough-hewn stone plates, to little salt cellars.
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