Bird Brook­lyn

Los Angeles Times - - IMAGE - — Kavita Daswani

To fash­ion re­tailer Jen­nifer Mank­ins, the sum­mer’s most in-de­mand women’s pieces will be sun­dresses that go from day to night.

“They sold out in a se­cond,” said Mank­ins, founder of Brook­lyn-based Bird, the New York multi-brand re­tailer that opened its first West Coast store — it’s a 5,000-square-foot space in Cul­ver City — in March.

In ad­di­tion to car­ry­ing brands such as Raquel Al­le­gra and Marni, Mank­ins has un­veiled a col­lec­tion of Bird dresses in flo­ral and peacock prints and solid cham­bray de­signs, priced from $295 to $395; Mank­ins said she has tried to keep prices of items in the store un­der $1,000.

Also sell­ing well at the lo­cal bou­tique?

Strappy shoes in pretty fab­rics, “be­cause you don’t need the work­horse shoe here [that] you need in New York,” Mank­ins said.

8870 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Cul­ver City, bird­brook­lyn.com

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