For quite some time, I had made In God We Trust a regular pit stop during my Soho strolls. Not that I was buying much, but I just enjoyed the ambiance of the store coupled with the authenticity and inspiration of the merchandise. For far too long, I had been really sluggish and apprehensive with my travels off the island of Manhattan. Brooklyn just felt too far. I’m glad I corrected that little issue and forced myself out to IGWT’s Greenpoint location for the Backyard Bazaar.
I had learned about the Backyard Bazaar from Twitter. This was the second time I was invited to their Brooklyn home base, so this time I just couldn’t refuse. When I walked in, it was just how I pictured, expansive and awesome. Shana Tabor, the store’s founder and owner, came out and greeted me. And after all the pleasantries were out of the way, ended up being one of my favorite fashion people yet. She’s got that spunk and excited personalty that makes you organically inquisitive and engaged in everything she’s talking about. I don’t want to fail to mention that her style is rad…like seriously, she’s got a true individuality. Shana helped me pick out my favorite Hill-side fabrics and even supported my decision to widdle down my “shopping cart” to stay within budget. She knows how to treat a customer!
I was amazed to learn that all the design and creativity of IGWT’s in-house brand was all done in a studio out back. Don’t you love that kind of stuff…home grown and made locally. In God We Trust takes that same passion and infuses it in its purchases of other brands as well - i.e. The Hill-side for example. During the Backyard Bazaar, there were several booths set up. I visited a couple, so check out the pictures and make sure you’re there for the next one.
The Hill-side has some of my favorite fabrics ever; find them at IGWT and Hickoree’s
Handmade leather wallet made with one singular piece of leather
Colorful and unique handmade shoes by Osborn
Live portraits by a local artist
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