Astoria, Boutiques
Mar 20, 2018

Join the Second Annual Spring Retail Crawl in Astoria!

Get your shopping on this weekend with deals throughout Astoria.

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The Astoria independent retailers are back again this year with their second annual spring retail crawl, part of the neighborhood’s ongoing #ShopSmallAstoria campaign. It’s a chance for local independent shops to show off their goods and for you to get some deals! As Nicole Panettieri, the crawl’s founder and proprietor of The Brass Owl, says, “I began Shop Small Astoria in 2015 to unite the local boutiques in the neighborhood and promote the amazing shopping opportunities we have here.”

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The spring retail crawl takes place this weekend—Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25. Here’s how it works:

Pick up a shopping passport at each of the participating retailers to have signed when you make a purchase this weekend. When you buy something, you will also receive a Shop Small Astoria button (while supplies last). A couple of special notes:

  • Those of you who shop at 5 or more stores get entered to a drawing to win a gift card from all participating stores + a bottle of wine from Vintage Astoria (a $450 value).
  • And those of you that shop at 8 or more stores get a swag bag filled with goodies from the participating stores, as well as restaurants, bars, and coffee shops all over Astoria—that includes Salt & Bone, Singlecut, OK Cafe, Brooklyn Bagel and more.

Drop off your passports by Monday, March 26 at select locations: The Brass Owl, Chateau Le Woof, Lavender Label, or Lockwood.

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Here are the participating shops, plus their specials (we’ll update with more as we get them):

  • Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
  • Belief, 24-01 29th Street
  • The Brass Owl, 36-19 Ditmars Blvd. 15% off entire store, 50% off clearance, Free wine glass for first 50 customers.
  • Broadway Silk, 35-11 Broadway. 10% off entire store.
  • Chateau le Woof, 30-02 14th Street. Free easter candy with any drink purchase.
  • The Geekery, 42-11 Broadway
  • HiFi Records, 23-19 Steinway Street
  • Inside Astoria, 28-07 Ditmars Blvd. 20% off your most expensive item when you buy 2 items.
  • Lavender Label, 29-03 23rd Avenue, 15% off entire store.
  • Lockwood, 32-15 33rd Street, Double loyalty points.
  • Lockwood Paper, 33-02 Broadway. Double loyalty points and Saturday and Sunday pop-up shops.
  • Lockwood Style, 33-06 Broadway. Double loyalty points.
  • Loveday31, 33-06 31st Avenue
  • Petals & Roots, 31-27 31st Street
  • QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue. Show your Shop Small Passport and any purchase from the gift shop or bar gets you a QED Admit 2 Pass and 50% off QED VIP Passes! Enjoy $6 Brooklyn Lager drafts while you shop and 20% off all Moleskine Journals.
  • The Stonework, 37-06 Ditmars Blvd. 10% off entire store. Friday 3/23 Storytelling event at 8pm, Saturday 3/24 live chainstitching from 1-3 and free chainstitched bandana with $100 purchase.

And here is the restaurant, bar, and coffee shop participation around Astoria:

  • Salt & Bone, 32-07 30th Avenue. 1 free beer or glass of wine per meal (meal exceeding $20) with proof of crawl participation
  • OK Cafe, 22-04 33rd Street. 20% off retail coffee selections and retail shelf with proof of crawl participation.
  • Vintage, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd. 15% off entire order (excluding coffee, tea, soda, and charity wine) with proof of crawl participation.
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Additional details and updates can be found on on the crawl’s Facebook event post as well as their Instagram. Here’s to a great spring retail crawl!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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