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YOU NEED TO SEE THESE GORGEOUS PHOTOS OF GREENPOINT BOUTIQUES

Nancy Jo Iacoi, photographer and Instagram influencer shares her fave spots in Greenpoint for fashion and home furnishings. She also spends a little cash.

In 2015, Nancy Jo Iacoi came back from a trip to Haiti, where she had been posting on Instagram, and found an email telling her that she’d been chosen as an Instagrammer to follow. “I thought it was spam,” says Iacoi, a long-time photo editor who had never actually photographed  professionally. “I took the note into the young people in my office they told me that meant Instagram liked me. I just post. I was so surprised.”

Of course, she shouldn’t have been. As a photo editor and consultant who has worked at places like Esquire, Getty Images and Conde Nast Traveler, Iacoi has an discerning eye, and captures every day surroundings — whether it it is mottled aluminum siding or a fish head on a plate — as art. Her modus operandi: She just heads to a destination and wanders around until “something will strike me as funny or odd.” Then she pulls out her camera.

We dispatched Iacoi to Greenpoint to tell a visual story about the shops and vibe in the fast-changing, ferry-friendly neighborhood. Though she lives not that far away, in Carroll Gardens, Iacoi hadn’t spent much time in Greenpoint, and exploring the area was an adventure. “It was fun to get off the ferry and just wander around,” she says.  “I miss neighborhoods like that. It’s nostalgia for me. It’s not overly developed, not block after block of super trend. There’s not so much of that left any more.” Here’s what she loved:

CLOTHING

wolves within
wolves within
wolves within
wolves within

Wolves Within

The clothes are  “kind of kinfolk, a little of American inspiration. I could have bought ten things there!”

Wolveswithin.com
174 Franklin Street
347-889-5798

dobbins street vintage co-op
dobbins street vintage co-op
dobbins street vintage co-op
dobbins street vintage co-op

The Dobbin Street Vintage Co-op

This is a coop where a group of friends take turns running different pop up stores. When I was there, it was a mishmash of vintage — granny dresses to shoes made in Brazil.

@dobbinstreetcoop (Instagram)
37 Norman Avenue

pas mal
pas mal
pas mal
pas mal

Pas Mal

Super-nice clothing for women. Sort of boxy, but representative of a certain look.

Pasmalnyc.com
99 Franklin Street
917-909-1514

alter
alter
alter
alter

Alter

This is good basics for men and women. The place had a Madewell vibe, but less crafty. I bought a pair of shoes. They were $35!

Alterbrooklyn.com
140 Franklin Street
718-349-0203

brooklyn curated
brooklyn curated
brooklyn curated
brooklyn curated

Brooklyn Curated

This is all things design. They were cool and friendly, and there were great vignettes. I loved the old buttons.

Bklyncurated.com
88 Franklin Street
718-389-2682

HOME FURNISHINGS

home of the brave
home of the brave
home of the brave
home of the brave

Home of the Brave

I wanted to buy everything here. Great textiles, beautiful pottery.

Homeofthebravenyc.com
146 Franklin Street
(sister store to Wolves Within)

homecoming
home of the brave
homecoming
homecoming

Homecoming

This is a cool hangout with great home goods. You can have coffee, shop, buy flowers.

Home-coming.com
107 Franklin Street
347-457-5385

you and yours fine vintage
you and yours fine vintage
you and yours fine vintage
you and yours fine vintage

You & Yours Fine Vintage

Very beautiful pieces, artfully arranged. I could go beserk there.

Youandyoursfinevintage.com
77 Franklin Street
917-482-4071

adaptations
adaptations
adaptations
adaptations

Adaptations

This is furniture, but clothing, too. It’s almost like you are walking into someone’s apartment. There’s vintage mixed with modern.

Adaptationsny.com
109 Franklin Street
347-529-5889

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