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