Brooklyn Mercantile opened its doors in 2007 on Fifth Avenue across from Washington Park. What started as a sewing and home goods shop evolved a resource for sewing and craft classes, custom upholstery and window treatments.
The brick and mortar shop they shared with Stitch Therapy is now shuttered due to an unbelievably steep rent hike. Stich Therapy is now at the DeKalb Market (Wednesday through Sunday). Indeed, life goes on and the creative just have to be even more creative.
In case you were wondering, Brooklyn Mercantile is now Brooklyn Mercantile Design operating out of a studio in Windsor Terrace. The Design Studio is open Wednesday & Thursday 12-5, Saturday 12-3 or by appointment, and is offering window treatments; slipcovers; window seats; cushions; bedding; pillows, custom upholstery and more
Tamara Middleton Lee, the owner, has a great eye for furniture and she is also offering custom designed and built furniture by Anthony VanDunk, including Handmade Farm Tables, sized to suit your needs; constructed in New York State’s farm country and delivered to your door
Brooklyn Mercantile also has an Etsy shop, where you can buy artisan jewelry and antiques.