With stints at esteemed fashion houses such as Chanel under her belt, Kai Avent-deLeon could’ve gone anywhere. But instead of being tempted by the bright lights of Manhattan, she decided to return to her native neighborhood in Brooklyn to open up her own fashion boutique—Sincerely, Tommy. Also equal parts coffee shop, art gallery, event space and community center, its location on a residential street in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) has connected previously separate communities. As a third-generation business owner in the This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 44 Under the Sun Far niente, on the faraway island of Alicudi. Design Fashion Issue 44 Michelle Elie An audience with an audacious dresser. Fashion Films Issue 44 Wardrobe Malfunction Why does the fashion in films so often disappoint? Fashion Issue 43 Mind Games Cerebral fashion, from the deepest folds of the cortex. Fashion Issue 42 Off Grid Pack a bag. Pitch a tent. Find a slice of nature to call your own. Fashion Issue 42 Rawdah Mohamed Fashion's new gatekeeper invites everyone inside.