Baltic Bazaar is a great fabric and thrift shop in Brooklyn Heights. The shop features vintage clothing, accessories, collectibles and some furniture, as well as a huge selection of fine fabrics. The fantastic array of designer fabric bolts and pieces are donated by top international and local NYC companies, like Donghia, Holly Hunt and Kravet.
Fabrics are sold by the pound (!) at deeply discounted prices and the occasional great find can inspire your latest DIY home sewing or reupholstery project. Their "witty and stylish display windows" are updated weekly to reflect the new merchandise available.
The shop has a cause, too, working in conjunction with the Baltic Street Mental Health Board as a place of employment for people recovering from mental illness. The shop also offers classes on everything from curtain making to quilting bees.
(Originally reviewed by Regina on 8.7.06)