BY ROBIN KHATSERNOV
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Tis the season for sales, and you’ll find the best holiday deals in the borough all in one place at Kings Plaza Shopping Center. Kings Plaza stands alone as the premier fashion hub for trend-savvy Brooklynites; JCPenney, H&M, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, and Adidas are just a few of the great brands that are worth the trip. Find brand new action figures and barbies for your little ones at Toy Express, a high quality power drill for dad at Lowe’s Home Centers or a glittering gift for mom at Malsons Jewelers. If you’re building the ultimate entertainment system to bring in the new year, hurry to Best Buy to finally grab the smart tv and speakers you’ve had your eye on. Mask up, walk in and start shopping! 5100 Kings Pl, Brooklyn (718) 253-6842 – www.kingsplazaonline.com
BEST BOOK STORE
The Bookmark Shoppe
Head into The Bookmark Shoppe and start your journey through the pages of your next great book. This independently owned bookstore carries both kid and adult titles in a variety of genres, ranging from best sellers and new releases to classics and rare finds. Whether you’re searching for the latest memoir, want to delve into your favorite historical period, or getting your youngster started on their first chapter book, you’re sure to find it on the shelf. The staff here truly loves books and is happy to help you find your next great page-turner. And don’t say we told you, but the Bookmark Shoppe even has a hidden toy section in the back of the store! Discover the perfect read at this quant Brooklyn treasure. 8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn (718) 833-5115 – www.bookmarkshoppe.com
BEST TOY STORE
E And J Boutique
When it comes to home entertainment, newer isn’t always better. In fact, many gamers both young and old prefer the classics, which bring a calming sense of nostalgia in a world with ever-evolving entertainment. Collectible toys, classic comic books, video games, records, DVDs and more: E&J Boutique has something for just about everyone. What could be better for a Star Wars fanatic than a Darth Vader action figure right out of the box? Who says you’re too old to continue growing your baseball card collection? And why not start your young one’s gaming path simply, by gifting them a Gameboy rather than a VR headset? At E and J boutique, you’ll find the best entertainment of yesteryear at prices that can’t be beat. 7001 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn (718) 775-8471
BEST FURNITURE STORE
Casa Di Roma
With remote work now the norm and Zoom chats replacing conference room meetings, the look and comfort of your living space is more important than ever. Casa Di Roma Furniture will help you create a home suited for both work and leisure, from the bedroom to the living room and beyond. Casa Di Roma features the best brands of Italy, Spain and more, with products that include beautiful bedroom furniture, lavish dining room sets, homey sectionals, pristine entertainment units and elegant mirrors. Forget endless tossing and turning through the night; the store carries a diverse collection of cozy mattresses that will have you snoozing as soon as your head hits the pillow. With so many selections to choose from, you’re sure to discover the perfect furnishings to match your home’s aesthetic this holiday. 2102 Utica Ave (929) 395-0011 – www.casadiromausa.com
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