Owners Mihoko Togashi and daughter Kana--who live just steps around the corner on St. Felix--converted an old Caribbean eatery into a bright, brick-walled boutique that leaves no trace of its jerk chicken history. Here diligent shoppers will find 90's-era Pendleton, Fox Snapp, Lanvin and even YSL on the racks alongside Togashi-made kimonos ... and, charmingly, bunches of daisies. We anticipate their wide assortment of vintage men's ties proving an invaluable resource for last-minute Christmas shopping.
Saffron honors the neighborhood and its "for artists, by artists" credo with a rotating selection of local Brooklyn artwork (check out family-friend Fumihiro Matsuzaki, on display through November). Local artists are encouraged to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions and updates, visit www.saffron.com.
Saffron is located at 31 Hanson Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.