Boutique shopping is diametrically opposed to mall shopping—items may be singular or handmade, nearby pizza places are outdoors, and children being sucked into escalators is art. Put on an avant-garde statement with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of designer wear, gifts, and more at Subdivision, a boutique in LIC, two blocks north of the Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue 7 station. This Groupon expires three months from today's date.
Subdivision's space encapsulates both an independent designer boutique and an art gallery, creating a frappe of artistic talent and expression that splatters layers of creativity over the clothing and huge pieces of fashion across the art. Snag a chunk with locally designed T-shirts by Ciara Eland and Ayka Ayka ($28–$48) or handmade sterling silver earrings by Victoria Stevens ($40–$80), which are imported from the faraway island of Manhattan. To decorate and ameliorate leg endings, there are flip-flops in a range of designs ($25) and organic Twinkle Toes foot repair crème by Anthesis of Astoria (8 ounces, $24). The Dani Starr line of kids clothes ($36–$48) and baby onesies ($26–$32) swaddles babies, children, or Chucky in swaddles of pure inspiration.