Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween shopping, and more

By Meredith Deliso

Market Watch is back this week with some news on a brand new store and a fun, Halloween-themed shopping excursion.

On the heels of one of the priciest designer stores opening in Brooklyn comes the complete opposite. Fashionable shoppers maxed out by Barneys can enjoy TJMaxx, as the discount designer chain opened its first Brooklyn location this past weekend in Midwood. It’s right off the Kings Highway stop, so your half-priced designer duds and home d├ęcor are only a subway ride away. As far as someone helping you with all those shopping bags, that’s a different story.

TJMaxx [1630 E. 15th St. between Avenue P and Kings Highway in Midwood, (718) 336-1194].

Nightwood Design
Pop-up stores by their nature are temporary, which makes the news that Nightwood Design, a furniture and design studio found in the Be@Schermerhorn residential building, is extending its run from the end of October through Dec. 14 even sweeter. The store specializes in reconstructed furniture and textiles, made with a modern yet rustic aesthetic. The chairs, art, benches and beds are meticulously arranged in the immense ground-floor space, like a high design Ikea but with one-of-a-kind pieces. So even if you aren’t on the hunt for a new desk or cabinet, you can still pretend.

Nightwood at be@schermerhorn [189 Schermerhorn St. at Hoyt Street in Downtown, (347) 249-9552]. For info, visit

Kings County General Store
Who says you can’t go shopping in your Halloween costume? In fact, the Kings County General Store downright demands it. This Oct. 31, stay as Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber as you peruse this monthly market, home to such vendors as Mifflin Jewelry and its (of course) vintage accessories, Chloe Chapman’s lovely bird-inspired greeting cards, and Omnia Wears’s worn (in a good way) leather satchels and driving gloves, which make you wish you actually drove. This is a club after all, so enjoy drink specials and spooky music by Mikey Palms. The first 50 people in costume also get a free tote bag, so there’s some incentive to get there early.

Kings County General Store [125 Fifth Ave. between Butler and Douglass streets in Park Slope, (718) 230-0236], Oct. 13 from noon-5 pm. For info, visit


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