About Awesome


We are Awesome Brooklyn. We are located in the fun and lively section of Flatbush called PLG or Prospect Lefferts Gardens. It's a special neighborhood that borders the East side of Prospect Park, one of the greatest parks in the world.  We would love it if you can visit our brick and mortar store but if you can't make it to Brooklyn, we invite you to shop here - on our website. Unfortunately not every product has made it onto the site but if there is something you saw on Instagram or the like, let us know you want to purchase it and we will see what we can do!

Awesome is brought to you by Vanessa Raptopoulos, her daughter Athena who spends almost as much time at Awesome as Vanessa does and our biggest supporter, the husband Miles, who you may see out on Flatbush promoting Awesome. It has been Vanessa's dream for the past 15 years to own her own store and she finally found a location in the best neighborhood to complete her vision to put this dream into action. In November of 2017 Awesome opened its doors to the community and has been met with lots of that Brooklyn love we hear so much about. 

Who is Vanessa and what are her credentials to open a store, you ask? Well Vanessa got her start at a catalog and website called UncommonGoods, also located in Brooklyn, which you may have heard of. After that Vanessa started her own Jewelry line called Vanessa Amalia Jewelry but she always wanted to get back to the gift world and here we are, back at it. 

We love giving the perfect gift. It just feels so great. Giving gifts in our opinion is even greater than getting them. So what we do here is we try and cultivate enough AWESOME gifts that when you shop our site or enter our doors you think WOW! This place is Awesome! My (mom, sister, husband etc) would love this! We hope you think we are Awesome too!


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