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Monday, May 14, 2007

Boutique Spotlight: Pieces

Hey Guys,
So a few readers have been clamouring for me to cover Brooklyn Boutique, "Pieces"...


So I of course had to oblige!
Pieces is definitely a boutique that has the 'urban fashionista' in mind. It carries top designers like Vivienne Westwood, Tibi, La Rok, Sass & Bide, Anna Sui, and Norma Kamali...


...and stocks a surplus of unique, fashion forward clothes, shoes, and accessories. The owners of Pieces, husband and wife team Colin and Latisha Daring, have an exquisite eye. The name Pieces, according to Colin, came about because they chose 'pieces' from different collections to stock their store instead of ordering the whole collection. He says, the goal for the shopper is to find or buy, "One piece in your closet that is always relevant."


I've actually been to Pieces before, but hesitated blogging about it because the prices are up in the 'clutch your pearls' category. For example:
This cute Vivienne Westwood top was on sale...

..at 30% off $398. This hot top by Sisa..

...was a cool $198, and this Anna Sui show stopper...

..was $269.
Dresses average $300 and up, tops start at $98, and vintage sunglasses are about $200, so...if you ever want to splurge, this is the place to go!
But take heart: if your pocket can't permit spending on that level, you can always find a sick sale! Since I've started shopping at Pieces, I've found a few notable steals like a hot Tibi club dress for $75 (marked down from $280) and a Marie Marie tube dress for $150 (marked down from $357). You'll never know what treasures you'll find, so I'd definitely recommend checking them out.
Pieces has two New York locations in Harlem and Brooklyn (228 West 135th Street and 671 Vanderbilt Avenue at Park Place), but if you're not in the city, Pieces is now online at www.piecesofbklyn.com! Check out a few of their offerings:

Top Row: Julie Haus Yacht Dress, $315; Spitfire Sunglasses, $40.
Bottom Row: Tosha Knit Wallet, $133; Tibi Square Strapless Dress, on sale for $280 (from $400).
All available at www.piecesofbklyn.com
Log on and check it out!
Smootches!
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7 comments:

mocha said...

I love that Sisa top and the bright yellow/gold wallet! Gold is one of my theme colors this summer! It's sooo great with the brown hues of a sista's skin.

love the blog,
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Leslie Nicole said...

Wow, thats great that you covered this store!! I actually frequent the one in Harlem more so but the one in Brooklyn is dope as well. The owners are SOO nice. Any New York Fashionista needs to visit this store.

Anonymous said...

The racks just look like a mess. I don't mind combing through racks at sample sales and Barneys, but when I go to a boutique or proper retail store I expect the racks to be sorted by color or style and to not be so darned full.

Ms. Lee said...

I have always admired their shop window (driving by) but I've never gone inside. Now I'm glad. Because my $$$ ain't that grown, yet! LOL.

Great blog!

Fashion Weakley said...

How ironic, I was just in there for the first time over the weekend! Such a great shop. She has top notch indie designers, yet the vibe in the store is anything but snooty. The selection isn't exactly what I would go for, but I can totally appreciate the curation. I found two dresses, one Norma Kamali the other Mimi Turner, that I loved!

Excellence said...

I have been shopping at pieces for the past couple of years whenever I go visit my father in Brooklyn. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THE CLOTHES!!!!

The owner is great and she is really helpful. So I would encourage everyone to support her business.

Stay Fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats a awesome store they have some realy great things, i need to stop in and pick up a dress and some vintage sunglasses.