Modern Anthology Is Truly A Floor-To-Ceiling Shopping Treasury
What do you do when you’ve already engineered rides for Disneyland, designed “Man Caves” for HGTV, produced films and created interiors and sets for residential and commercial clients (like Emmy Squared)? If you’re John Marsala and Becka Citron, you take the aforementioned combined resume and open Modern Anthology, a menswear lifestyle boutique located over on Smith Street. We stopped in recently to talk to John about why he moved their shop from its original location in DUMBO to Downtown Brooklyn — and what to get the dads and dad figures in our lives.
Q: You opened your first shop under the Manhattan Bridge overpass and stayed there for eight years. Why did you relocate?
A: There’s a genuine neighborhood here in Downtown Brooklyn. People are often stopping in to show us their goods. We’re a place of discovery.
Q: Quick: Pick three amazing gifts for Father’s Day (or just because).
A: A retro USB charger from Conway Electric, a lightweight vintage-inspired chore jacket from Universal Works, a classic, minimalist watch from BREDA.
Q: Is this couch for sale?
A: Yes. So are the light fixtures, the art and the rugs.
- Modern Anthology
123 Smith Street
Between Pacific and Dean