May 22, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A boutique selling vintage and handmade wares with a history in the neighborhood will open up shop once again in Sunnyside.
“Bliss Vintage and Handmade” will open to the public on Saturday at its new and permanent 41-03 46th St. location, once the offices of Laura Heim, a local architect. The architecture firm, in turn, has moved around the corner to the former Marcel’s Cabinet Shop site at 45-14 Skillman Ave.
The boutique, run by local Sunnysider Rebecca “Violet” Vicars, was originally a pop-up shop at 45-06 46th St., directly under the Sunnyside Arch for a couple of months in late 2017.
The new shop will offer the same selection of curated women’s and men’s clothing ranging several decades, along with vintage housewares, antique jewelry, greeting cards, and other locally-made goods.
Vicars, who has always wanted her shop to operate in Sunnyside, spent months looking for a location in the neighborhood she has called home for a decade.
“I was looking before I left the other site,” she said.
Vicars is still working on fixing up the site, and hopes that her boutique can be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
“I want this to be a warm place for people to come,” she said. “It’s trying to fill a niche that’s missing in the neighborhood.”
The boutique will open Tuesday through Friday from midday to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
For more information on the boutique’s items, visit its Instagram page.