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Lion In the Sun of Park Slope

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232 7th Ave
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Lion In the Sun of Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY
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Lion In the Sun of Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY
Lion In the Sun of Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY
Lion In the Sun of Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY

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Best

I recently picked up my invitations and we couldn't be happier. We worked with Mel and not only was she friendly, she was incredibly helpful. We had a very specific idea in mind a...

Worst

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...

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/13/2012

I recently picked up my invitations and we couldn't be happier. We worked with Mel and not only was she friendly, she was incredibly helpful. We had a very specific idea in mind and she made it a reality. She knew exactly which vendors could make our inviation and who could stay within our budget. Mel was available to answer any questions via e-mail and always offered great suggestions. Mel was also very respectful of our budget and went out of her way to present affordable options. Our invitations are unique and beautiful. HIGHLY recommended. more

LION IN THE SUN IS AWESOME! 4/19/2012

I just picked up my wedding invitations here and they are incredible. Mel and the entire staff are very sweet and were incredibly patient with us since we decided to take part in the design process and there was a lot of back and forth. I trusted them completely and they really listened to what we wanted. I could not be happier with these invitations and would recommend Lion in the Sun to anyone! more

Great selection 1/15/2012

I had a very smail budget for my stationery!! But they gave me exactly what I wanted and fit it within my budget. Thank you Lion in the Sun more

Great selection, service with a smile 9/21/2010

Our invitations came out great and we've gotten so, so, so many compliments on them - thanks, in part, to all the friendly and helpful efforts of the nice people at Lion in the Sun!!! You get a whole team when you go there for your printing needs!! Melinda, the owner, knows everything and is really reassuring. They do their best to make your choices as affordable as possible. more

Best Place for Wedding Invites and more! 8/30/2010

I can't say enough about Lion in the Sun and its owner Melinda! Melinda and her team helped me select all the various paper products for my wedding .. from the save-the-dates to the invitations to the menus! They worked with us to customize everything! Anytime we wanted to change anything -- they worked with us to make it perfect. Melinda really is wonderful and patient -- especially with my husband and his crazy ideas over colors! Everything came out beautiful and Melinda really made the whole process so much fun with no stress ... I was never worried about anything - because the team at Lion in the Sun is so professional and responsive! I can't recommend this place more highly .... Lara more

Best Service Around, Amazing Invitations 8/22/2010

My fiance and I had to get our wedding invitations in a hurry. We planned our wedding just 7 weeks in advance. We tried using finestationery dot com, but the proof they created was horrible. We canceled our order. We did research and found Lion in the Sun. We live in Manhattan and I'm so glad we decide to take the trip out to Brooklyn. Melinda, the owner, helped us do a rush order. We had a custom design done that was perfect. We had the perfect fonts, the right spacing, great colors. Melinda walked us through all the endless options for the paper, the border, the monogram, the motif, and the envelops. She was so nice and so helpful. You could tell she really wanted to help us, she wasn't trying to just rush us through the process or trying to upsell us on anything. She was quite simply awesome to work with. We got the invitations 5 business days later. They look badass. We took them to our calligrapher and she commented they were the prettiest invitations she'd ever seen. I am so happy with the people at Lion in the Sun. They were so helpful and nice. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. I was so grateful, I took the time to email a thank you to Melinda and took the time to write up this review. more

Worth the trip 5/1/2010

After moving from Brooklyn, NY to Portland, OR we were engaged to be married. I was greatly looking forward to doing the invitations and thought this would be one of my favorite aspects of planning our wedding, until I visited stationery stores in the Portland area. The customer service was vitually non-existent with sales staff at multiple stores barely saying more than ""hello"". I was so frustrated that my excitement about our invitations had faded. I had done custom holiday cards and stationery through Lion in the Sun while living in Brooklyn and recalled the incredible customer service that I had received with both experiences. Fortunately we had a trip planned to New York and I knew that a visit to Lion in the Sun was in order -- and they did not disappoint! Melinda assisted us while we combed through the incredible selection of custom stationery books that they have available. Their options range from budget friendly to over-the-top invitations with everything in between. The options are limitless. We knew we wanted a contemporary invitation and Melinda helped guide us through every step of the selection process -- from narrowing down paper and printing style preferences to advising us on wording that reflected the more casual nature of our wedding. We simply could not have created the ""perfect"" invitation without her help. The entire experience was a pleasure and has me giddy in anticipation of sending the invites to our guests. I only hope that Lion in the Sun will consider a west coast location in their future. Pros: great custom stationery selection and customer service Cons: no store in Portland, Oregon! more

Attentive Service, the best selection, and great prices! 4/6/2010

I had a very small budget, and was apalled by how much wedding invitations cost at other stores and online. Lion In The Sun worked with us to customize the perfect wedding invitations wihtin our budget. Melinda was full of great ideas and was very patient. I am so glad I met LITS and recommend them to anyone! Thanks for making this a fun part of our wedding planning! Pros: individualized attention, selection, great prices Cons: honestly, the experience was perfect more

Cards! 2/4/2010

Though I haven't used the custom services here, I'm duly impressed every time I visit by the selection of fun, beautiful, and classy cards. Sure, they're not cheap (usually $3-6), but I think it's worth it to find a card that's appropriate and not silly or crappy. I've come in for cards for congratulations, weddings, sympathy, birthday, and no reason. Most cards are blank in the inside, which suits me perfectly. Pros: great, un-cheesy cards more

Awesome personalized service! 2/1/2010

My fiance and I are originally from NY but now live in Maryland. We spent months looking for that perfect invitation everywhere - on line, in stores... we decided to check out some places in NY while visiting family in Brooklyn and drove by Lion in The Sun a few times on our way to other destinations. On a whim we decided to just to ""pop in"" - oh what luck! Even though we didn't have an appointment and it was close to closing time they were still happy and eager to help us. Kalin was our rep - and she was amazing.. so knowledgeable about the inventory of designers and full of ideas to help us be creative and stay within budge, but most of all so patient! Since we were from out of town and had to head back - we had to rely a lot on follow up emails and phone calls - but they never missed a beat. Between Kalin and Melinda they took care of everything - even when we changed our minds about the design and had to come up with something new... they were helpful, creative and flexible - and to top it off our invitations were just beautiful! Pros: Attention to detail, prompt responses & wonderful selections Cons: We wish there was one in Maryland! more

Excellent place for fine stationary 8/6/2009

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! Pros: reasonable price, knowledgeable staff, turnaround time more

Best Wedding Invite EVER 7/9/2009

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! Pros: inexpensive, authentic and unique, friendly &responsive Cons: none! more

Excellent Source For Top-Notch Stationary? 7/9/2009

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! Pros: Great Selections, Attentive Service, Prices, Turnaround Time more

Local gem with global reach and sophistication 7/7/2009

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! Pros: Great selection of local pieces and new ideas more

Unreliable service in a crunch 7/6/2009

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. Pros: Close to my house Cons: Don't deliver what they promise more

Best service at this boutique invitation spot!! 6/29/2009

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! Pros: Best unique invitations more

We love this place & you will too! 6/11/2009

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! \r \r 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! more

Stress-Free Wedding Invitations 4/2/2009

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. \r 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. \r \r Oh, and our invitations are ridiculously gorgeous. \r \r Highly recommended!!! Pros: personal service, great selection Cons: zero more

Beautiful Park Slope shop with a friendly Brooklyn vibe 3/10/2009

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. Pros: friendly, organized, helpful, and lots of creative ideas. Cons: wish they had another branch in cobble hill! more

Very helpful staff and cute place 1/27/2009

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. more
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Editorial

  • Custom-printed announcements and invitations for weddings, baby showers and more. Variety of stationery and greeting cards available.

  • 9/27/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11am-7pm Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Park Slope

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