PARK SLOPE — Two women's boutiques are ending long runs in the neighborhood providing fashionable clothes at relatively affordable prices.
Goldy + Mac closed its South Slope shop on Dec. 31, the store owners said in a Facebook post, and Flirt Brooklyn will end its brick and mortar operations at 586 Fifth Ave. by Jan. 31, co-owner Seryn Potter told DNAinfo New York.
Goldy + Mac started more than 12 year ago, according to a sign in the store's window, and Flirt Brooklyn opened its first shop in 2000, Potter said.
Though Flirt is closing its physical store, it will continue to sell clothes online and provide sewing lessons in the neighborhood, Potter said.
"Because of the sluggish retail sales, we decided to reduce our overhead," Potter said. "Everyone shops online, and rent in New York is too high."
Flirt Brooklyn opened its first store on Smith Street, then launched locations in the North Slope in 2004 and Gowanus in 2007. All of those stores are now closed.
Goldy + Mac once had a second location in Park Slope at 219 Fifth Ave., as well as outposts in Cobble Hill and on the Upper East Side, but all of those have shuttered.
The store owners announced the closure of their last store, at 396 Seventh Ave. between 12th and 13th streets, on Facebook and with a sign in the window of the shop.
"We've loved dressing you, getting to know you, and becoming friends," the sign read. "We will miss seeing you!"
Goldy + Mac was started by two local women, Ashley Gold and Susan McInerney, who were "tired of overpaying for clothes at sparse Manhattan boutiques," New York magazine wrote.
Gold and McInerney could not be reached immediately for comment. Gold is "working on various fashion ventures," according to the sign in the window, which urged fans of the shop to keep in touch.
Goldy + Mac's former Fifth Avenue location was recently rented by Mivida Market, a boutique selling women's clothes as well as arts and crafts, Patch reported.
Other recent Openings & Closings in the neighborhood include: