Looking for more unique spots to shop local? Well, no need to go any further than Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill.
First stop: Jill Lindsey, located at 370 Myrtle Avenue.
The shop is named after-- you guessed it-- the designer herself. The store sells special gifts for ladies. The aromatic space is a fashion house, coffee shop and fitness center rolled into one: Upstairs is the store, and downstairs is the fitness center offering pilates classes and other activities.
At the store's entrance, look for Magical Tarot candles made from environment-friendly ingredients, with a card attached to each candle and a stone hidden inside each one. These are among the store's bestsellers. They include instructions on how to make your wishes come true, but be very careful about what you wish for! For example, Keira, a sales clerk at Jill Lindsey said one of the patrons bought the "good fortune" candle. She indeed obtained what she wished for, but at the price of an overwhelming load of work!
Other gift choices include soap and incense made by designers local artisans. All of the items are manufactured with social and environmental concerns.
Now, it's quite possible Myrtle Avenue Holiday Gift Guide has already given you enough information on where to shop and you're done with Christmas shopping. But still, Jill Lindsey is a place to take your best girlfriends after the holiday to simply relax, talk, drink tea and have fun.