I am an advocate for shopping online. As a mom, I rarely have time to visit the mall or shop at my favorite local stores. So it’s always a treat for me to come across new sites with an effortless style that’s as fun to browse as it is to actually shop. Brooklyn Makers is one of those sites.

Brooklyn Makers offers a beautifully curated selection of clothes for boys and girls, creative and educational toys (like these cute ABC peg dolls, seen above), sweet hats and hair accessories. You will also find cool stuff for grownups. And if the name didn’t give it away, what’s really nice is that everything is created by Brooklynites.

Brooklyn Makers girls' dress on Cool Mom Picks

This turquoise Capel Dress by Spoon + Tamago is the perfect go-to dress for spring/summer.

Brooklyn Makers headphones kids' t-shirt on Cool Mom Picks

I love this yellow headphones short sleeve shirt by Brooklyn Junior. I can see it paired with skinnies and high tops for a boy–or a really, a girl. Too cute!

Heartfish Press cards on Cool Mom Picks

There’s ton of cool invitations and notecards, like the wonderful wood block-inspired letter cards by Heartfish Press.

Brooklyn Makers upcycled kids' shorts on Cool Mom Picks

Upcycled bloomers made from mens’ dress shirts by Kallio. Wonderful.

You’ll also find gorgeous handmade (and affordable) decorative vessels and vases, baby gifts, and so much more.

One important detail that sets Brooklyn Makers apart is that you can get to know the makers through their blog, which tells the stories of these talented designers–something I really appreciate. Not only will you love the products but you will also learn to love the designer behind the work and know just who you’re supporting with your very gorgeous purchase. –Kirsten

Shop clothes, toys and more at Brooklyn Makers.