Store Profile: Saffron
Tucked away on an obscure street in Brooklyn, lies Saffron, a flower addicts dream. It’s rare to find a boutique business near the Atlantic station, especially amidst the metro transit chaos and fortress of Target. Non the less, Saffron fits perfectly on Hanson Street and gives a welcoming hello to it’s neighbors.
Daughter and Mother, Mihoko and Kana Togashi, are proud owners of saffron while son Shunya Togashi heads up shop sales. The family grew up just around the corner from their new business and all claim Ft. Greene as their home. With ease, saffron represents their Japanese roots, culture and respect of nature, giving patrons a visual representation of their passions.
“Opening up a flower shop in our neighborhood, literally a block away from home, is sweet. It is a reflection of our youth, our aspirations as artists and our drive to succeed. It’s been so rewarding in our beginning stages and we are excited to be in business.”
Such spunk and positive spirit exudes from the shops floral inventory. Exotic arrangements can be found throughout their space, even fresh cut florals that almost seem too perfect to be real. Along with natures realm, saffron offers vintage accessories to compliment. The interior of saffron was designed by Tetsuji Nakatomi, while several kimono dresses for sale are designed by Mihoko. A tin roof and vintage chandelier make their boutique feel homey and extends an edge of modernism to their space.
“We want our store to be a hub for local artists, whether through the display of their works or sale of their goods. This is our home and we aim to support the artistic community.”
31 Hanson Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
t: 718 852 6053