The 2012 Brooklyn Sampler: Like a Stocking But Better



Few gifts will keep on giving like our amazing new canvas duck bag, made by BAGGU, screenprinted with a sweet Brooklyn streetscape by Katie Gastley, and part of our very limited edition 2012 Brooklyn Sampler. The bags themselves are incredible–you can carry it by the hand or shoulder straps, snap it shut, and best of all, stick your phone, wallet or both in the inside pocket, so you never have to root around for them at the bottom of your bag. It’s a next generation tote bag.

Inside 40 of these canvas bags we have a perfume sample from MCMC Fragrances (part of our own gift guide) and a copy of the Portland/Brooklyn issue of Tin House–a nod to the journal’s roots in both cities, the fact that two of the ladies behind BB went to Reed College, and of course, the Portlandia/gentrified Brooklyn connection. (Among the fine fiction and essays is a provocative analysis of hipster fatigue by Evan Hughes titled, “Why Hate the Hipster?”) You’ll also find a delicious fig, almond, and cacao nib energy bar from Tumbador Chocolate that you will devour on the spot.

It’s all yours for $30, with pick up available at Vine Wine (616 Lorimer) in Williamsburg this Friday and Saturday from noon to 5pm. Please do not call Vine with questions, email editors@brooklynbased.com instead. If you would like it mailed to you anywhere in New York City, it’s $36, and you need to order by noon on Friday for delivery before Christmas.

Click below to process your order–but first a bit more about the bag’s contents:

MCMC Fragrances are handmade in Brooklyn by Anne McClain, who studied at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery in southern France, and crafts perfumes, perfume oils and scented candles that evoke memories and experiences. Inside each bag is a sample of one of her signature scents.

Tin House is a fourteen-year-old bi-coastal magazine based in Brooklyn and Portland. It has been honored in Best American Stories, Poetry, and Essays, the O’Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other anthologies. The Fall issue featured the best of Brooklyn and Portland writers, and the winter issue will feature new work by Karen Russell, Steven Millhauser, Charles Baxter, William Gass, Stuart Dybek, Diane Williams, Benjamin Percy, Mary Ruefle, and Alexander Chee. To get the upcoming issue and receive 50% off the cover price, subscribe for a full year here.

Tumbador’s Energy Bars, a blend of roasted almonds, peanuts, caramelized hazelnut, black mission figs, apricots, and cacao nibs with brown rice syrup, are only available online as a pack of eight for $20, or at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese at 900 Broadway, where they carry many more Tumbador bars.

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