This is highly curated shopping experience where guests will have the opportunity explore some of the best, off the beaten track, vintage, ethical and local stores in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. If you are someone who cares about your ecological footprint and likes to vote with your dollar, then this walking shopping tour is for you! 2pm: We will meet outside a local cafe (Upstate Stock) in Greenpoint 2-3pm: Explore and shop at 3-4 carefully chosen secondhand stores in the Greenpoint neighborhood (all in close proximity) 3-3:15pm: Walk over to Williamsburg 315-4:45pm: Explore and shop at 4-5 carefully chosen secondhand and local establishments (all in close proximity) With my fashion and design background, you will be in good hands. I will happily provide fashion and styling advice along the way. My knowledge on the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, waste management issues and how we can empower ourselves as everyday consumers can also be discussed. Following the tour, guests will be emailed a list of all my vetted secondhand and sustainable stores, along with the best plant-based restaurants in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. This will ensure guests can continue to have a thoughtful, environmentally and economically-impactful trip. Groups will be kept to a maximum of 6 people so that special attention can be provided.
I'm a South African-born, Brooklyn-based woman who is passionate about eco-consciousness and sustainable consumption. I have a background in product development for apparel and trend forecasting, as well as a MSc in urban sustainability. I have a knack for uncovering hidden gems, styling and creating unique experiences. Having lived in New York for 6+ years, I have weeded out the mundane, mainstream places for bespoke, local spots that are doing right by Mother Earth. I love sharing ways to lesson our environmental impact and supporting establishments that are promoting closed-loop systems + the sharing economy.
We will be exploring and shopping at carefully chosen vintage and sustainable stores in both Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In Greenpoint, we will visit 3-4 clothing and lifestyle stores (all of of which are secondhand hand). In Williamsburg, we will visit 4-5 clothing stores (mostly secondhand, some local "slow fashion" spots).
Comfortable walking shoes
There is some flexibility in the stores we visit (upon request). However all stores will be in the sustainability/local theme.