Inside the sprawling Empire Stores building (53-83 Water St., 718-858-8555; empirestoresdumbo.com), a former 19th-century coffee warehouse in Dumbo, you’ll find Shinola Detroit’s first Brooklyn outpost, a new and gorgeous West Elm, and the first Feed store from Lauren Bush Lauren, with food from City Bakery and coffee from La Colombe.
At the newly opened megadevelopment City Point (445 Albee Sq. West; citypoint brooklyn.com) in downtown Brooklyn, shoppers can enjoy a store from the Danish design chain Flying Tiger Copenhagen, plus Target and Sephora, to name just a few. This fall, several new retailers will join the shopping hub: Fellow Barber, Torly and Tooby, and Joybird Furniture. Earlier this summer, Domino magazine hosted a summer pop-up shop and coffee bar at City Point, selling a curated mix of goods.