Store Opening: Saffron Brooklyn

Kana Togashi

Lovers of vintage and freshly cut flowers would be well advised to bring their hunt to Fort Greene, home to newly opened boutique-cum-flower-shop, Saffron, at 31 Hanson Place.

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 For directions and updates, visit

Saffron is located at 31 Hanson Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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