September 21st, 2009
NOS shoe boutique (rhymes with gloss), is Dumbo’s newest high fashion boutique. But don’t look at it as a fashion store that sells expensive shoes and accessories, says Racquel Nosworthy, Owner. Her goal for NOS shoe boutique is to create a unique shopping experience centered around having fun with life and feeling good about yourself. She has a vision that believes in the smaller, emerging, funky, sexy, and extremely talented shoe designers. When we sat down with Ms. Nosworthy, it was clear to us that she has a true passion for the footwear, accessories, and layered apparel sourced for her store. She shares that enthusiasm and knowledge with her customers. The store proudly displays the new shoe ‘talent’ and is perfect for the customer looking for that unique item that can’t be found at a high end department store.
The collection of shoes and accessories throughout the store lets shoppers coordinate their footwear with their “sexy” lifestyle. Shoes are displayed as priceless pieces of art and arranged thoughtfully along two walls with comfortable couches that center the space. [Check out these boots for an idea of what you can expect at NOS.] One side of the store is arranged with women’s shoes (the ‘feminine side’, accessorized with chrome and glass decor), while the other side displays the men’s shoes and women’s clothing (accessorized with wood and glass for a tad more masculine look).
She treats everyone equally and has a fun loving, open minded attitude that is so refreshing and inviting to people that they won’t get flustered when people come in who are ‘just looking’. Ms. Nosworthy, also a Dumbo resident, believes in the neighborhood’s appeal and brings her expert retail experience, design sense, service, and passion to NOS. We wish her the best in Dumbo!
[UPDATE: May 1, 2010. NOS moved three blocks from 68 Jay Street to 117 Front Street]
(Reporting by Sabrina Ravindranath)