By Richard Burroughs
Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, The Brooklyn Reader is encouraging readers to shop local!
We have assembled a holiday gift guide with some fantastic suggestions for several unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade gift items that will help you stand out during the holidays while helping our local economy!Store: Martine's Dream
Location: 641 Nostrand Avenue, Crown Heights. Store: 347-750-7668
Types of Items: Global-inspired patterned clothing, novelty items, materials and other wares
Description: Martine's Dream is the shop that Debbie Hardy was destined to have. Starting off at the world famous Brooklyn Flea, where she turned the heads of both stylish New Yorkers and tourists alike, the segue from pop-up to permanent store was a natural evolution.The treasure chest of flowing, unencumbered dresses, blouses, wraps and accessories, reflects upon inspirational sojourns through India and the Island experience of her childhood.Expect a bunch of thank you cards from any friend or loved one who opens their holiday gift believing that their gift was hand-delivered to them from one of your exotic trips abroad.