The Brass Owl (My Favorite Local NYC Boutique) Is Now Completely Online — Time To Shop

The Brass Owl (My Favorite Local NYC Boutique) Is Now Completely Online — Time To Shop

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For me, one of the more difficult parts of social distancing has been missing the local businesses I typically frequent in my home of Astoria, Queens.

The one I ache for the most? The Brass Owl. It’s a locally owned boutique — and the only place I buy gifts and cards for the people in my life (and myself).


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They had to shut down, naturally, because of the coronavirus but have been doing an amazing job continuing to support the community with all kinds of goodies.

Currently they’re letting shoppers place orders for care packages of varying price levels (six levels, to be exact) in which you can let them know who this person in your life is, if you want a theme, things they typically enjoy, and leave a gift message.

Not only is The Brass Owl my favorite Astoria shop, but it’s probs one of my favorite places to shop in general! I can always count on them when I need a last-minute outfit, an upgrade to my seasonal wardrobe, or a new candle.


thebrassowl / Via instagram.com, thebrassowl / Via instagram.com

They are partially to blame for my candle- and shoe-hoarding situation, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The employees typically model the newest apparel so you can *really* tell what it looks like — which I love (and appreciate).

Get the dress for $65 (available in sizes S-L) and an Astrid candle for $22 (available in six scents)

The store owner (Nicole, who is *so* lovely) also does a great job supporting other local businesses by hosting pop-up shops in The Brass Owl.

So, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up (or a lil’ present for the first responder in your life), check out The Brass Owl’s website for quirky, heartwarming items you’ll be sure to love.

Me, when The Brass Owl storefront opens again:


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