Why you should do this
Bedford Stuyvesant (commonly known as Bed Stuy) is one of the most historic African American neighborhoods in New York City. While it is undergoing intense gentrification, black-business owners still remain a staple and driving force for innovation and creativity.
You'll join Lauren and Merlyn on a walk to visit some of the best black-owned stores for fashionistas in Bed-Stuy, get the chance to meet the owners of the shops, and get a bit of personal styling along the way.
Meet Your Curator
Brooklyn Mavens is a creative outlet founded by Brooklynites Lauren and Merlyn. Together we’ve experienced High School, Penn State and now post-grad life in the city we love. No doubt, for most, Manhattan is the first borough that comes to mind when it comes to NYC. However, we’ve started this brand to share the authentic side of Brooklyn and what people might be missing. While we hit the Brooklyn neighborhood streets showing our personal styles, we also highlight restaurants, shops, events and dope fashion mavens.