When Andrea Miller opened the whimsical boutique Eponymy in Park Slope, Brooklyn back in 2008, her intention was to revive “the lost art of shopping.” Fed up with the fast, impersonal, and disposable ways of mass-market retailers, Miller aimed in the opposite direction: towards “distinctive and sustainable style in an imaginative and whimsical setting.”
Miller started Eponymy with a collection of antique showcases and fixtures from her grandparents’ antique shop before adding an inventory of goods that includes dresses by Timo Weiland, shoes by Melissa, and sunglasses by Waiting for the Sun. Eponymy also doubles as an art gallery; curator Amani Olu selects the works in the boutique’s annual, rotating group show. Currently on display are Conor Backman’s paintings of food packaging and fashion advertisements, Julia Staples’s photographs of people on society’s fringes, and Thomas Jackson’s reimagined nebulae.
With such a magical shop, we knew Miller had great taste, so we asked her to tell us about her favorite things and places for the latest edition of Tastemaker.