’Tis The Season: Pick Up Gifts Of The Unexpected Variety At Grumpy Bert
California native-turned-Brooklynite Bert Chau opened his eccentric gift shop on Bond Street five years ago. In addition to selling designer toys, unique prints and quirky books, he and his wife also use the space for art shows and writing workshops. Who said art is dead?
WHY DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN?
Manhattan was too crazy. Downtown Brooklyn has its own energy — but with a mellow, neighborhood feel.
HOLIDAYS ARE COMING. ANY GIFT IDEAS FOR US?
Everyone likes the “NOPE” mugs by illustrator Gemma Correll.
Nope mug, Gemma Correll, $18
Tote bags from James Yang, an illustrator big in the art world.
James Yang tote bag, $35
And zines. We have a ton of zines from self-published artists, which are cool.
Zines, various authors, $5 – 10
ARE YOU, IN FACT, GRUMPY, BERT?
My wife would probably say so.
- Grumpy Bert
82 Bond Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street