Brooklyn Rive Gauche
I was a Brooklyn girl long before it became a hipster haven and the “It” place to live, work, and and eat. Now everyone wants to live in Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Williamsburg, Red Hook, or BoCoCa! (That stands for Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens.) The “Made in Manhattan” sticker is losing it’s status to the BK.
For the next month and a half, the famous Left Bank department store Le Bon Marché is hosting 100 Made in Brooklyn brands in L’Exposition Brooklyn Rive Gauche.
So this is an announcement to our fellow New York expats: you won’t have to suffer crazy shipping fees or smuggle things past la douane until October 17th.
The roster they have lined up is pretty impressive. For women’s fashion and accessories they have Ulla Johnson, Brooklyn Industries, and Cat Bird from Williamsburg. The men’s brands include Brooklyn Tailors and Brooklyn Circus. (Loved this store in Boerum Hill! There were always beautifully-dressed dandies hanging out looking like they were all straight off a street-style photo blog.) Cute kid brands include Coral + Tusk, Winter Water Factory, and great brands for home and beauty like Fishs Eddy, Glitch, and Plant Skincare.
And the part I find exceptionally exciting is the Brooklyn food market at Le Grand Epicerie featuring kale chips from New York Naturals, Early Bird Granola, Brooklyn Brine, and one my personal favs—pies from Four & Twenty Blackbirds. (I made their caramel au beurre salé apple pie for my first Thanksgiving in Paris.)
These are just a few of the brands that I love. Visit Le Bon Marché for yourself to check out the exhibition. While you are there check out the Amusement Park installation by Polo & Pan, which looks like it will be trippy and cool. All month long they will have special events and guests so be sure to follow the store online for news.
Image courtesy of Le Bon Marché