A few weeks ago I was visiting in New York, and decided to go to Park Slope to look for some new stores. I had a list, but as always, the most perfect stores I end up just stumbling across. Black Bear was the first thing I saw after emerging from my long subway ride. Just looking through the window, I knew I was in the right place! Black Bear has racks of beautiful vintage clothing, plus shelves of unique handmade items and jewelry. I was especially drawn to some adorable hedgehog plushes that are made especially for the store.
Katherine, the owner, is extremely accommodating and friendly. While I was there, a man came in to buy a gift for an important family friend. He came in for a feather suspended in glass, and she went through all the feathers with him to find the perfect one. It was a hard decision, too, all the feathers were so colorful and beautiful! Also, this man had the cutest dog (see photo to the right)- I couldn't get enough of her! Funnily enough, Katherine showed him one of my sample cards (the mer-pug) and he bought it on the spot! Black Bear is one of those places that has just so many things that you can buy for yourself or a special loved one. I'm excited that my cards and mirrors are going to be available there! I sent them out earlier this week, so they should be out now... check them out if you are in the neighborhood. Below are some more photos from their facebook: