It’s like the oxford button-down’s trouble-making baby brother—the one who rides around the subdivision with his bike posse. c/o Burkman Bros! —erica
Stuff We Love
This WXYZ bracelet = totally tubular. —erica
Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 77 With a Chance of T-Storms
Today is totally one of those what-do-I-wear?! days for the L train contingent. It’s warm but not hot. And how much is it going to rain? Here, our prescription. —erica
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+ A super-hard-working clutch made by equally industrious local designer Collina Strada.
In the Bag
The Company: Catbird
The Founders: Rony Vardi
The Story: In 2004, Rony Vardi took over a little storefront in Williamsburg and turned it into a big, fat jewelry hit. She carries the sorts of lines that make a real statement but maintain a certain daintiness—Grace Lee, Bittersweets NY, Polly Wales. One of the stand-outs? Her crazy-popular house line, which includes teeny anchor pendant necklaces, slender first knuckle rings, and a stellar run of candles.
In the Bag
Shapes & Colors Textiles
The Company: Shapes & Colors Textiles
The Founders: Samantha Cisneros
The Story: When Samantha Cisneros graduated college, she started looking for the perfect job. And when she didn’t find it, she decided that, hell, she’d just create it herself, bringing together mid-century design, folk art, and sustainable fibers. When she got going in 2009, the Bay Area designer was making oversize calendars and posters, and now she’s added pillows, wallpaper, aprons, totes—you name it. Her next big move: fabric by-the-yard.
Emily Haines of Metric
The Vibe: Snappy indie-rock hooks, throbbing dark dance beats, and lyrics so catchy you can’t help but sing along.
The One-Song Intro: “Youth Without Youth”
The Look, Recreated: Casual basics with some edge, like geometric-print shorts from Vena Cava, a destroyed black tee from Obesity & Speed, black ankle boots from New Kid, and caramel sunglasses from Karen Walker. —liza darwin