Inside Sincerely, Tommy: Bedstuy’s Chicest Boutique

Kai Avant-deLeon’s concept shop brings style and sanctuary to Brooklyn

Sincerely, Tommy is a brick-and-mortar love letter to Brooklyn. A personification of the shop’s address – on Tompkins Ave – when Kai Avant-deLeon opened shop in her native Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn it was the first retail venture in a largely residential area. Her minimalist boutique, Sincerely, Tommy brings emerging designers, rotating art exhibitions and a café under one roof as a creative haven for the community. Mixing cool-girl labels like Beaufille and CF. Goldman with her self-designed line and curated talents from around the globe, Kai’s forward-thinking sensibility complements the neighborhood’s rising diversity. Aside from a beautiful boutique, her bi-monthly series Sanctuary, a Space for Women, invites public conversation over various social issues. As thoughtful as she is entrepreneurial, meet the retail pioneer creating a culture around clothing and community.

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