rounding out my review of that very excellent fifth avenue block in park slope is eidolon, a teeny spot owned and run by three local designers — amara felice, andrea fisher and yukie ohta. while it is small, and the collections don’t rotate super frequently, they consistently have great selections of women’s clothes, many of which the owners design. for spring they are showing some lovely linen dresses and blouses, as well as some cute suits for work (i love it when i need a suit and it is affordable and stylish). this summer, i am excited to try out their “made-to-order” swimsuits. amara puts together some basic patterns and then you can go in and have her tailor it for your size — what could be better than that (well maybe not having to trot around in a swimsuit post baby but if you have to go out there at least it can be while looking good). eidolon also carries other local designers including mimi ohta for jewelry, nadine leichter for belts. however, shoes were what first brought me into the store. they nearly always feature some cute, comfy and irresistible shoes by local designer gentle souls, and so while the label has been sold to kenneth cole i still cannot seem to resist snatching then up whenever possible. eidolon, 233 fifth avenue between carroll and president streets, brooklyn, ny, 718.638.8194.