If you've ever been to Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake, you've probably browsed the lovely but expensive merchandise while waiting for your cappuccino to be made. The shop/cafe, which has been open since 2011, stocks all kinds of goodies, from gourmet sugar to baby clothes to jewelry. Now the owners have opened another shop right across the street, Broome Street General & Company, where Tomboy Kids used to be. It's a home-goods shop that is pure retail porn for people with a high-end vintage sensibility.
While the store also stocks clothing and furniture, its main focus is cooking, dining and drink ware. It's set up like a small apartment, and while it's still a bit of a jumble, there's already a lot of beautiful stuff to ogle.
Copper and cast-iron pots share shelf space with vintage-inspired glassware and dinnerware, a range of well-curated cookbooks, as well as mixing bowls, linens and wooden kitchen tools. There's some gorgeous vintage furniture for sale as well, much of it designed to display the kinds of stuff you might buy here.
So if you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is desperately in need of a heavy crystal decanter and matching glasses, or delicate Champagne coupes, or a set of floral teacups and saucers, or a $250 saucepan, there's a new option for your gifting needs on Rowena Avenue. Like its sister store, this stuff ain't cheap, but man is it pretty.
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