Williamsburg’s reputation has spread around the world. Explore the Brooklyn state of mind. The artists have moved on to less expensive parts of the borough, but the tone they set remains. Chain stores may have moved in, but the tour ignores them and goes to the off-the-beaten-path cool stores that give the area its allure. Some of the best lifestyle design stores and vintage shops in New York are located in Williamsburg, as well as cutting edge men’s and hip women’s boutiques. Handmade jewelry and pottery, labels you have never heard of but will love, custom denim, reworked vintage. Brooklyn style has its own vocabulary. Explore the foodie and hipster culture. Warm weather Saturdays feature the famous Smorgasburg, a foodie fairground that has launched many trends. Add in a visit to neighboring Greenpoint for even more design stores, vintage and one of a kind emporia.