One of the satisfactions of living in rural Brooklyn (Midwood, Ditmas, etc.) is the proximity of Amazing Savings, the bastard child of a 99-cent store and a Bed Bath & Beyond. This is where Orthodox Brooklyn shops for foil trays, plasticware (oh, the humanity!) and weird household items like washing machine bra-savers. But there’s tons more good stuff. We recruited local kidswear designer Eliza Gran (above) to find it. She also took the pictures.
Score #1: Tyler Florence Tableware
Eliza, an Amazing Savings newcomer, was shocked to find shelves and shelves of Tyler Florence for Mikasa rustic white tableware–at crazy-on-the-junk prices. We’re talking dinner plates, normally $19.99, for $2.50, coffee mugs, usually $12.99, for $1.50, for the love of G-d! “I am totally buying this stuff!” Eliza said, stuffing a beaded-rim fish platter for $6.99 (normally $49.99) and a $19.99 baroque casserole dish (regularly $79.95) into her cart. “I was expecting rubber ducks at this place, not…this!”