Brooklyn >Shopping > Lion In the Sun of Park Slope
232 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.670066 -73.979058
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Excellent place for fine stationary – We had out wedding invitation done here, and it was a great experience!! We knew we were going to design our own invitation, but we wanted some help with the technical aspect of letterpress printing. We were greeted by the cheerful Melinda, and she immediately pulled out boxes of custom design samples for us to look at. And she used the custom samples to explain to us the different things we can do, and pros and cons of using different printing methods to achieve our design goal. She is very knowledgeable and she understands immediately what we want and gives great suggestions. For example, she suggested us to go with a larger printing company, because they usually have more competitive pricing, and since we are not using the design of the stationer anyway, why pay extra? I should also mention that they carry a lot of great stationers whose designs are very unique and beautiful, including some local brooklyn designers. We sat there for a long time and flipped through a lot of books and got lots of inspirations! We were also very impressed by their turn around time, and reasonable rates. We are extremely happy with the end result!! Thanks Melinda & Meljrie!
Best Wedding Invite EVER – I looked everywhere to find the perfect invitation for the right price. i assumed the best prices would be online and i was very wrong. For my budget(which was quite small), they were able to create exactly what my fiance and I wanted- a trifold invite with original artwork. Ashley, one of their talented designers, took my ideas and brought it to life!The entire staff is responsive, friendly and...Wonderful and i am not one to throw around complements. This has been most positive wedding planning experience yet!
Excellent Source For Top-Notch Stationary – My fiancé and I decided to use Lion In The Sun for our wedding invitations since we reside in Park Slope and our experience with them has been nothing short of spectacular. Melinda and her staff are very attentive and extremely knowledgeable. She and her team gave us exactly what we wanted, understood our taste and never tried to push us over budget. When you walk in to the store, someone is there to help you right away and you always feel like you are being taken care of. Their product line is extensive, their rates are very reasonable and their turn around time is really fast. All in all a top-notch place to go!
Local gem with global reach and sophistication – More than a paperie Lion in the Sun is about connecting with people either with a written card bought there or with friends who come together there. If there were an espresso bar no one would want to leave. Ever. Really, it just feels good. It's a mood lifter in these tough times and I always leave with a spring in my step. Hoorah!
Unreliable service in a crunch – I used to go here a lot for basic greeting cards because it's close to where I live. (Paper Love has a much more inspired selection! 7th ave and Lincoln) But I definitely wouldn't count on them for anything you really need to get done. I tried to get simple baby shower invites here, and found the staff to be pretty unreliable and remarkably rude. I'll skip it next time.
Best service at this boutique invitation spot!! – I love The Lion in the Sun!! The staff is fabulous. The service is always above and beyond. They are warm,personal,efficient and so helpful. They designed my wedding invitations with the same care as a small casual baby shower for 25. Regardless of my budget they take each of my orders as if they were their own! Melinda, Mallory and the whole staff are knowledgeable and creative, they help me to find the most beautiful expression for each invite & each occasion wether spending twenty-five dollars or one thousand. They make a stressful process fun!
We love this place & you will too! – My fiance and I came to Lion in the Sun for our wedding invitations after reading some positive reviews online and having some not so positive experiences at other stores. I'm so glad we did!! Melinda and her amazing team helped us create custom invitations that we'll cherish for years to come. After our first consultation, we felt confident that they understood our personalities and the look we wanted to achieve for our invites. Mallory created some amazing custom artwork for our invitations that make them truly one-of-a-kind!
We really can't say enough good things about our experience here. Planning a wedding can certainly be stressful, but having Lion in the Sun as part of your team will make the invitation process fun!
Stress-Free Wedding Invitations – We love the staff at Lion in the Sun!! We worked with Melinda and team on our wedding invitations, and the experience was ideal-- relaxed, personalized, and a lot of fun.
Any bride (or groom) will attest to the fact that wedding planning is incredibly stressful-- it's such a relief to work with a vendor who makes everything simple.
Oh, and our invitations are ridiculously gorgeous.
Beautiful Park Slope shop with a friendly Brooklyn vibe – This store is amazing! My fiance and I got gorgeous wedding invitations from them. They have a terrific selection, from fancy traditional invites to unique and funky designs. And, as other reviewers noted, they're full of creative ideas for personalizing things. They helped us create a wedding "icon" that we used on our save-the-dates and that we plan to use on our programs and place cards. Melinda was incredibly helpful through the whole process, offering advice on wording and etiquette issues and really going the extra mile to help us create a consistent, unique look for all our wedding stationary. She and everyone on her staff were friendly and a pleasure to work with. Plus, they have lots of other items besides wedding invitations--I also picked up some pretty thank-you notes for my shower, and I plan to come back for unique, funky holiday cards.
Very helpful staff and cute place – The people working here are extremely nice and down to earth - they helped with my wedding invitations and, though I was clueless about the whole invitation process, they were extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. They had a great range of unique products and they seemed like they are able to work with those who have no idea what they want and those who are very high maintenance. It is definately worth trecking out to Park Slope for the selection and reasonable prices.
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