I wanted to introduce you to, quite possibly, the most outrageously stylish guy on earth. I'm not just opinionated because he is also a good friend; I have the pictures to prove it. Ricky Becker, owner of Spooky Boutique, offers nothing but the finest clothing and accessories. He currently operates out of the Artists and Fleas space on 7th street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has a huge selection of women's wear, and an impressive upstairs "man cave" full of men's vintage that includes a snarling taxidermy badger to distract your guy while you empty the bank account.
Ricky stocks everything from romantic jet beaded shawls from the 1860's to avant garde, over-the-top 80's showstoppers. He's been an avid collector most of his life and this guy really knows his stuff! In addition, he is a master stylist. His mannequin changes into a new runway worthy outfit at least 3-4 times on any given day! He also sells a lot of his own designs, which are mostly comprised of reconstructed vintage pieces draped and dyed into dreamlike pieces of art. His style is eclectic, but his eye naturally gravitates towards the bold and unusual. He has a cult following of Brooklynites that regularly stalk his booths for enviable one-of-a-kind pieces.
I come across a lot of good vintage and don't buy too much for myself, but Ricky gets me every time. I looked into my closet recently and realized that all of my favorite dresses were purchased from him! Whenever he tells me he has something that is going to fit me and that will look perfect, I go check my bank account because he is ALWAYS right. So ladies and gents, if you are prepared to find way too many good things all at once, go visit my friend Ricky on Saturdays and Sundays at the Artists and Fleas vintage market at 70 North 7th Street between Wythe and Kent in Williamsburg, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-8pm.