5) The Primary Essentials
Former stylist-turned-business owner Lauren Snyder is the mastermind behind this beautiful artisanal home goods and gift store on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue. The ultimate gift shop, it sells a curated collection of well-designed, artisanalyet- functional takes on the essential items that we use in our daily lives. Ceramics, jewelry, textiles, beauty products, books, and other unique finds are made by independent, craft-based designers and artisans – both locally and abroad. Lauren is so close with many of her designers that they consult her directly on their limited-run goods, just for her shop.