Photo: Will Foster
The just-opened Concrete + Water is what boutique dreams are of made of. Brands like YMC (which heretofore, I literally have only ever found in London) meet salvaged Levi’s and higher-end picks from Sea–and that’s just in womenswear.
The men are not excluded, though, making this a perfectly acceptable stop on a neighborhood stroll with one’s other half. And, as any truly special boutique should, there’s also a gorgeous selection of curated home goods and knick-knacks–just check out those oceanic mugs a bit below.
Meet Hannah Dilworth and JD Gluckstern, owners of Concrete + Water.
Dilworth’s fashion credentials are top-notch–she’s worked at Lucky and Shopbop with style director, Elle Strauss.
YMC Cropped Cable Knit“This cable knit feels vintage and cozy, but with an updated cropped fit,” says Hannah.
F-Troupe Bow Boot
From Hannah: “Playful and comfortable…Score!
Denim Refinery “If you are always on the hunt for the perfect Levi’s then look no further. Denim Refinery takes old Levi’s and brings them to life again,” says Hannah.
Sea Black Lace Jumpsuit“Sea is known for their lace and I love the idea of instead of a dress switching it up with a super feminine black lace jumpsuit for all your holiday parties,” says Hannah.
Lizzy Disney Loop Bag“This bag from British designer Lizzy Disney is made from the finest quality English saddle leather, and can be used as a crossbody or clutch. The clean and simple silhouette feels classic and timeless. Especially love the gorgeous oxblood color!” says Hannah.
Soulland Mathias Shirt “I love playful and colorful prints and Soulland comes through with great versions of this shirt every season. I’m a big space nerd so this shirt really speaks to me,” J.D. says.
Common Cut Donato Sneaker“I think its hard to find a sneaker at this price point that can stand out from the crowd. The look is classic but the details are one-of-a-kind with a faux-fur lining and mohair heel piece. We’re Common Cut’s only New York representation so we’re really excited about this brand new Portuguese brand,” says J.D.
Mazama Ceramics “Gorgeous hand-spun ceramics that we discovered while road tripping through Oregon. Perfect shapes and colors that are modern and sleek while still maintaining a comfy, cozy vibe that work in everyone’s house,” says J.D.
OK: Time to get on the L train: Concrete + Water is at 485 Driggs Avenue. If you want those Levi’s, sorry, but you’ll have to race me.