Park Slope boutique converts to online store

A Park Slope boutique is closing its doors to customers, but says it is not going out of business.



Flirt Brooklyn will be closing its doors by the end of January and is opting for a digital retail experience to keep up with growing online competition and consumer trends.



"With consumers having less and less time to actually shop in person, online shopping allows them a quick easy opportunity to check out with just the click of a button," says Patti Gilstrap, Flirt Brooklyn co-owner.



The small business owners also say high rent costs have contributed to their decision to go digital.



Many local customers say they are sad to see this boutique close its doors.



"I don't want this to be a Starbucks, I don't want it to be like some main huge business that I can go into Manhattan and take care of things. It's nice that there are personalities behind the things that are here," says shopper Billy Schultz.


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