Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sustainable Collective 'Rue Saint Paul' Opening on Court Street Soon

Screenshot  from Rue Saint Paul's web site

Rue Saint Paul, a sustainable collective will be opening its doors at 313 Court Street, between Degraw and Sackett Streets on February 10th, 2020. It will offer fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, home products and gifts.

What exactly does sustainable clothing mean? According to the business' web site,
"Rue Saint Paul is a community, marketplace, and concept closet connecting sustainably and ethically focused brands with the fashion forward and eco-conscious community. We are committed to being a positive force of change in the fashion world for our planet and communities. We dedicate ourselves to playing our part to reduce the fashion industry’s environmental footprint, promote ethical manufacturing, and drive responsible consumption and use."

The name of the business is derived from a Paris street in the 4th Arrondissement, where its founder once lived.
The retail space was previously occupied by Woods Grove, which expanded into 302 Court Street.

What do you thing about this latest addition to Court Street?


Andy said...

Probably reading about it closing on 6 months from now on your website.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly will wear these clothes? Certainly not a business interested in catering to women of all sizes?

Anonymous said...

If they didn’t sell clothing it might work. If they sell all cruelty free natural household cleaning supplies and make up etc. maybe. They should not have plastic bags. Or paper. But I won’t nail the coffin yet. Give them a fair chance. Eco friendly baby stuff would also be good.

bored at work said...

I think its a woman's clothing store, but from the babble, its not clear

Between Court and Smith said...

My, My! such optimism and well-wishing to offer a new retailer in our neighborhood of increasingly empty storefronts!! How confident and welcome they must feel!

What is the MATTER with you people?? You don't have to skip down the block holding hands and singing about perfect harmony, but would it have been all that difficult to add to the end of your screed a simple wish for good luck?

Retailers give up and close for many reasons, but chief among them is a lack of purchasing support from their neighborhood. 20 years ago, Carroll Gardens' natives supported specialty butchers, old-fashion dry goods stores, and a fully-stocked "5 and dime" among other great retail resources- all long-term merchants who closed when businesses were no longer sustained by newly arriving local residents. (And no, this is NOT a whine about gentrification, but a loss of civility and graciousness)

The world and Brooklyn has changed; so be it. But do you think you could have been just a TAD less miserable and defeatist in your tone? Who wants to even be around people who speak that way?