The Curator of “Brooklyn Look” - Jennifer Mankins
Jennifer Mankins, who owns the three Bird boutiques in Brooklyn, at her South Williamsburg store, where she stocks approachable pieces by independent designers.
Bird (women’s and men’s fashion) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
At 2,500 square feet, the Williamsburg outpost of Bird is nearly three times the size of Jennifer Mankins’s two existing Brooklyn shops. Inside is a calming expanse of pale yellow pine wood (salvaged from a warehouse), steel, brick and natural light. The clean, Scandinavian-inspired interior is home to a newly expanded line of women’s wear. In addition to her signature labels like Vena Cava and Alexander Wang, Mankins is adding Thakoon and animal-friendly accessories by Stella McCartney to the mix, plus shoes, bags and her biggest offering of men’s wear yet. Mankins, who collaborated with the architect Ole Sondresen, says that if all goes according to plan, this Bird shop will be the first LEED-certified clothing store in New York City (the City’s official Green Building Ratings System).
203 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs avenues); (718) 388-1655; shopbird.com