The historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights isn’t large, and the main commercial drag looks like it belongs more to a small town than a New York City neighborhood. But there are plenty of shops and restaurants along Montague Street, as it makes its way to the Brooklyn Promenade with its great views of the Manhattan skyline.

In the blocks off Montague, you’ll find even more local shopping as well as the stately brownstones that make this neighborhood so beloved. Here are a few of our favorite shopping spots in Brooklyn Heights for clothing, gifts, food, and vintage finds.

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange | via Facebook

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run craft and gift shop that was founded way back in 1854. The store sells items made by craftspeople around the country, including right here in Brooklyn. You’ll find unique jewelry, table linens, home décor, stationery, accessories, clothes, and toys for children and babies — check out their list of crafters and goods to see exactly what the store carries. This is the perfect spot to find a one-of-a-kind gift. (more…)

Thrift store shopping can be a lot of fun in Brooklyn, but the competition to find the best vintage clothes can be fierce. The inventory in a Salvation Army here tends to be more picked over than its counterparts in less populated areas. These well-curated thrift shops feature an interesting mix of items and are well worth the patience required of a seasoned thrift store shopper.


Atlantis Attic 
There are many treasures to be found at this huge, haphazardly organized warehouse, whether you’re talking a perfect denim jacket for $12 or a sweet vintage wrap skirt for $9. Atlantis Attic is one of the many stores in the L Train Vintage family. (more…)