Slap Back Brooklyn!
Sometimes I like to just wander off on my own in different boroughs to discover awesome shops and great places to eat. On this day I decided to explore more of Williamsburg and all of the new shops and cafes that have been opening in that area. I normally stay in the Bedford part of Williamsburg to enjoy the cluster of shops there but decided to walk there from Lorimer when I discovered an AMAZING and adorable rockabilly shop called Slap Back! My friend Rachel spoke to me about it two days earlier but I never got the address so it’s so crazy that I naturally stumbled upon this new gem of Brooklyn by accident! I swear it was meant to be and it was totally love at first sight as I never saw so many dresses I wanted all at once! The owner Renee was hella sweet, hella knowledgable on the best rockabilly brands and the lifestyle, and we connected right away! She was wearing a Beach Bash sun top and the most amazing high-waisted red pants-such a babe! She definitely knows her stuff because her selection of dresses and separates were all unique and even reasonably priced! Many of the designers she carries I had never even heard of until now! She even carries Kenley Collins clothing line that is very reminiscent of the Pink Ladies in the movie Grease. Kenley’s collection included pink gingham dresses with matching bolero’s and bandanas, other 50s/60s style dresses in fun prints, rose adorned playsuits and separates, super cute cigarette pants, and cropped t-shirts that’ll make you swoon! Coincidentally Kenley stopped by the shop while I was trying on dresses and I was introduced to this rad and talented lady thanks to Renee. I then later found out that she was on project runway! I didn’t even recognize her because her hair is now pink (so cute!). Her and Renee share so much girl power, had such great energy, and I really enjoyed talking to them while I admired the clothes at the shop. I fell in love with all of the dresses and separates I tried on and ended up leaving with not one but two dresses! One was a Kenley Collins cow print dress and the other was a Vanity Project cowgirl print dress. I couldn’t leave the shop without them! What a great way to start of my day wandering around Brooklyn! If you haven’t been to Slap Back shop, check out the tour of photos I have taken of the shop along with the dresses and separates I tried on inside! This window grabbed my attention right away! Hello Slap Back! So happy I found you! Cute drawing of Kenley Collins by Jetzain for her clothing line! This is a bandana that matches one of Kenley’s dresses sold at Slap Back! How much is that doggy dress in the window! Another adorable dress outside of Slap Back that caught my attention immediately! A pinup girls dream! I will take them all please.Renee even carries Bernie Dexter dresses! I love this ice cream dress!
Slap Back has this relaxing boutique feel that makes shopping super fun and easy. love the cool decor too! Just look at this vintage danish modern table! I loveee these red cigarette pants! Renee was wearing them and they look so good!Tiki Bags!
Wish I would have been there for that! Some other cute decor! Kenley Collins tulle skirt and pink gingham dress and boleros!Awesome handmade vintage style fascinators!
Awesome retro jewelry! Look at the assortment of Panam travel bags and accessories! I have some of these pieces and can’t wait to share them with you! No outfit is complete without some nylons to match! Love these pulp horror tanks! Other great retro accessories to compliment your pinup look! I spy some Beach Bash and Bettie Page pieces! Some more retro Kenley Collins pieces and some alternative separates! Love these cute hair bows! Cat eyes! Retro makeup! I love the packaging on these!Pinup lip balms! I want them all!Those are Enoch Bolles paintings of pinups! The art work alone makes me want to indulge!
Lipstick heaven! Rings and things! The first dress I gravitated to was this awesome comic print a-line style dress! I absolutely love it!
Look at that print! This was the second dress I tried on by Vanity Project and wow this one fit amazing and I definitely didn’t have anything like it! I ended up leaving with this one! Look at that print! I tried on this Kenley Collins cow print dress as a wild card and had to have it! I definitely don’t have anything in my closet like this either! That was an easy decision! All I need are pink cowgirl boots!This is one of Kenley’s cropped t-shirts with another Jetzain portrait! It was so soft and comfortable!
Thank you so much to Renee for creating such a great shop in the heart of Brooklyn! Now I know where to go when I am looking for great unique retro pieces. If you haven’t visited Slap Back Brooklyn you can find them at:Slap Back 490 Metrolpolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211