New Season, New Threads: Where To Shop In Downtown Brooklyn This Spring
What is the shift to warmer weather if not an excuse to revamp your wardrobe a bit? The great thing about shopping in Downtown Brooklyn is the volume of smaller, edited stores featuring local brands and exclusive styles. Meaning you can rest assured your style will be uniquely you. Meaning no Who Wore It Best moments in the communal office kitchen. Our top five shops (with a mix of mens and womenswear), below.
KAIGHT, 382 ATLANTIC
Organic, sustainable, and locally sourced are words most often used to describe Brooklyn fare, but at womenswear shop Kaight they define the clothes. Kaight is where you go for beautiful jewelry, high-waisted linen pants, and even a few menswear odds and ends like felt fedoras and natural deodorants.
ANTLER & WOODS, 374 ATLANTIC
A line of menswear suited for the city and the country, the office and the skatepark, and everything in between. Think color-blocked button ups, embroidered varsity jackets, and swimwear with cheeky prints for summer weekends outside of the city.
BIRD, 220 SMITH
For the coolest womenswear pieces and menswear basics and accessories from the likes of Ulla Johnson, Maria Cornejo, Isabel Marant, Save Khaki and Commes Des Garçons. Personal gold jewelry, fine leather goods, platform clog sandals, tissue-soft t-shirts. You get the idea.
ARTICLE&, 198 SMITH
This is where Brooklyn’s women go for C-level looks at entry-level prices. An in-house line hangs side-by-side with other creative brands, and there are accessories and gift-able goods like candles and creams.
BARNEYS NEW YORK, 194 ATLANTIC
The Downtown Brooklyn outpost of the famed Manhattan department store serves elevated, timeless investment pieces for men and women. This is where you’ll buy the spring coat you wear for the next 15 years. And the shoes to match.