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 Films Issue 47 Farida Khelfa France’s fashion muse. Fashion Issue 47 Between Us The world looks brighter among old friends. Fashion Issue 47 Veneda Carter An interview with a superstar stylist. Design Fashion Issue 47 Jean Touitou The A.P.C. founder on the demands of hype and craft. Design Fashion Issue 47 Hot Desk The many faces of a multifunctional workstation. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 Last Night What did New York stylist Beverly Nguyen do with her evening?