Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Shopping In Downtown Brooklyn (2011)

Oh, oh, it's Christmas Eve! Still have some holiday shopping to do? We hit the stores on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn yesterday and had pretty good luck -- both inside the stores and out. The guy shown in the photo above was selling sweaters for $2! Needless to say they were selling like hotcakes (though hot sweaters is probably more like it).

The music was fabulous at Macy's. We finally figured out that a live DJ was cranking it up in the Men's department. Good times.

According to Brokelyn, Dekalb Market is one of just three local craft markets that are open Christmas Eve, and you can also get your photo taken with Santa (in a shipping container). Brokelyn recommends the Pratt Pop-Up shop featuring products from Pratt faculty, students and alumni, including Design Hype’s Metro Cuff’s, and Leather Jewelry by Melissa Zook. We will be there later today. (138 Willoughby near Flatbush Ave. Extension.)

Take advantage of these discount coupons at Aeropostale and Children's Place, both on Fulton St.

$25 Off $100 Purchase 


After hitting the stores Downtown, it's just a couple of blocks to Atlantic Avenue. At the west end of Atlantic, start with Sahadi's (187 Atlantic) and load up on 10-pound bags of pistachios, plus cheeses, gift baskets and Turkish delight.

A Cook's Companion (197 Atlantic Ave. near Court St.) is open till 6 p.m. tonight. If you have a cook on your list this is your store. You can pick up sweet little Oxo stocking stuffers and the finest cookware, coffee and pepper grinders.

Another winner: City Foundry -- a store "packed with vintage goods in Boerum Hill," as the NY Times recently put it. Exclusive dealer in Bennett Robotworks robots. 365 Atlantic Avenue (between Bond & Hoyt)

Know a knitter? If you buy them $50 of yarn at Knit-A-Way of Brooklyn (398 Atlantic Ave.) this coupon will get you a 10% discount:

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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