when we moved back to park slope way back in 2004 and we were living at the corner of 4th avenue and president, it was bizarre. definitely not like the old hood had been in the late ’80s, and it was all good. instead of passing by the incredibly expensive but alluring anik or searle, i had diana kane and eidolon which were quite appealing, and definitely not as pricey. and then sometime that next spring i had goldy + mac, very dangerously right up the block from our apartment.
what i love about goldy + mac is not only that it is incredibly affordable (many tops range from $60 to $100, and usually at the bottom of that range), the designs are super cute, and trendy (but not too crazy) and they move clothes super fast so you can come by every two weeks and they will have something new. the shop is not overcrowded, well laid out mostly by color, and i can always, always find great outfits. goldy + mac’s clothes may not last forever, but i usually just go in and buy a few things a season to spruce things up, wear them to death, and by the time the next year rolls around i’m totally in the mood for something new.
on my latest visit, it was all about greys and purples and comfy sweaters. goldy + mac had renee c sweaters, long striped purple and grey cardigans that i can imagine wearing all fall, peppe peluso wooly lavender sweaters and more lightweight shulami cotton-like cardigan. goldy + mac always has an excellent top selection though they do have some pants especially staples like ones from bcbg. they have lots of great affordable denim. they have a few dresses and coats. i was enticed by a sweet pea brown patterned v neck and bright yellow light weight peacoat by tulle. goldy + mac has also always carried lots of basic undershirts and some t-shirts from michael stars which are super comfy if not super long lasting.
goldy + mac has plenty of accessories like voluspa candles, pacifica tibetan mountain temple butter, some fun jewelry and right now great scarves in that fall theme of deep purple and greys as well as some turquoise. i also really like their bags which are also very reasonably priced – stephanie johnson metallic clutches and leather fringe purses by big buddha.
goldy + mac has also recently created a small section for kids called goldylocs and macaroni with tutus, butterfly wings, little pjs, blankets and bath toys. now that it is definitely chilly, i think i need to do a little wardrobe upgrade. goldy + mac, 219 5th avenue between union and president streets, 718.230.5603 and 396 7th avenue between 12th and 13th streets, 718.832.4868, brooklyn, new york.