Houseware shopping in the BK
Living in a new apartment sans furniture can be kind of creepy. So this weekend, in an attempt to fill up my new place, I hit the shops.
Now, some of you Manhattan-centrics out there get sweaty just thinking about leaving the borough (I live in Manhattan but am not one of those people). So, for you, here are a few fantastic apartment shopping spots along and near Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. (Note: Take the F train to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street).
Better Carpet Warehouse
443 Atlantic Ave.
Tons of carpets and rugs at discount prices.
Home & Haven
177 Smith St.
Set up like an apartment, the store has cute, girly accessories for every room.
Trade Winds Imports (take the F one stop further down or walk)
62 Seventh Ave.
Simple, affordable pieces of furniture. I bought a space-saver table that stores its four chairs when they're not being used.
384 Atlantic Ave.
Modern pieces of furniture. Its pretty pricey, though right now theres a sale. Theres also a new line of rugs thats really cool.
363 Atlantic Ave.
Sturdy pieces of wooden furniture, plus placemats, coasters and other accessories.
Plus, stop in all the antique shops along Atlantic.