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What’s Inside (and Behind) Mary Meyer’s Brooklyn Store

11/25/2011



On top of her impressive design skills, Mary Meyer has a nose for cool. She has a wicked ability to sniff out the next buzzy band and source jewelry that no one else is wearing (yet). And, since August, she has brought her discovery talents to her namesake shop at 56 Bogart Street, in what might be considered downtown Bushwick, Brooklyn. In addition to her own graphic, pared-down pieces, she carries—well, we’ll let her show you herself.

Click here to score Mary’s rad screen-printed scarf that you can only get right here. Just 33 in the whole wide world!


A sampling of some of Mary’s killer jewelry finds.

“This is the building that I wanted to be in. If you’re in a neighborhood that is up-and-coming like this, if you’re not at the center of it—there’s no way we could be doing what we’re doing. I called about the building and looked at a space a couple floors up, and I asked the guy who showed it to me, ‘So, what’s going on with the ground floor?’ Turns out it was being built-out, and none of it had been rented.”


Striking Lila Rice earrings.

“I didn’t realize I was going to enjoy being a buyer so much. Going to the trade shows and carrying designs from people that I have personal relationships with is exciting, and I like that I’m representing a community.”


The popular nut rings.

“I’m pairing the higher-end lines with good designs that make up our little grab-and-go section. It’s mostly just about looking for cool products that work with what we’re doing—great $15 sunglasses and pocketknives made in the Southwest. I found these rings made out of nuts from Peru at a trade show. I thought I was crazy when I bought them, but they’ve done well.”


Another tempting score: cozy and well-priced bajas.

“For spring, one of the things that I’m most excited about is carrying Betsey Johnson. I felt a little star-stuck when I placed the order—she’s the first designer I ever owned. I decided not to get the typical Betsey Johnson baby-doll dress and to stick with a group that felt right in the store—things you might not even know were Betsey Johnson if you saw them on the rack.”

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