The well-chosen inventory at Bird has helped build its reputation as one of Brooklyn's most fashionable destinations, thanks to the impeccable taste of shop owner Jen Mankins. Bird is Mankins' first foray into independent retail, although she's no stranger to the fashion business, starting out as an assistant buyer for Barney's New York and eventually becoming head buyer for Steven Alan. Her stock selections are inspired by her travels worldwide. Phillip Lim, A.P.C., Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Thakoon and Steven Alan line the walls. As for shoes, look for oh-so-soft Repetto flats, classically feminine Audrey Hepburn pumps, and plenty of others that are best described as staples-with-a-twist. But Bird is more than just a clothing and footwear shop; its selection of jewelry is dainty, earthy, and elegant. The Williamsburg shop is New York City’s first ever LEED-certified retail store, meaning that it meets high standards for its low impact on the environment. Designed by Norwegian architect Ole Sondresen, Bird is beautiful in and of itself, but it also features art exhibits and other regular events to fully complete your sensory experience. Show lessRead more

    316 Fifth Avenue , Brooklyn (btw 2nd St & 3rd St)


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