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Brooklyn Industries stores are designed around themes of sustainable and industrial architecture. Elements of upcycling, the act of creating useful products from waste materials, and recycling can be found from the floor to the store fixtures to the lighting. Brooklyn Industries’ use of the 4Rs [RECYCLE, REUSE, REPAIR and REDUCE] are reflected in repurposed antique furniture and seasonal window displays. Each store has its own unique atmosphere and aesthetic and offers an original, contemporary retail environment.
The Union Square location is Brooklyn Industries’ flagship store. The space itself is a combination of two previous retail locations. The design team chose to preserve the unique character of the existing space by keeping the piping, conduit ducts and open ceiling exposed. These elements create an authentic industrial vibe which is true to Brooklyn Industries’ roots.
The two-story location is 5,000 square feet and has distinctive qualities such as the exposed basement columns that actually hold up the sidewalk outside of the store. Antique furniture and original photography from CEO Lexy Funk decorate the location.
Brooklyn Industries’ Chelsea location conveys an industrial atelier aesthetic. The space has modern and sustainable characteristics with reclaimed wood, a minimal ceiling and an exposed HVAC duct. Original graphic wallpaper designs color the store with an unmatched energy. Located on the corner of 18th street and 8th Avenue, the store has large front and side windows and a billboard sign of the Brooklyn Industries skyline logo at the front door entrance. The location has a lounge area in the rear with refurbished furniture.
Brooklyn Industries West Village location is part of a historically rich neighborhood in a building with original store-front moldings. Full of character, this store is an intimate shop with wooden benches on the outside and a welcoming, shopper-friendly layout inside. The location is complete with original graphic wallpaper, antique furniture and shelving units composed of recycled materials.
In June 2009, Brooklyn Industries moved one door down at 290 Lafayette Street to an open space with large store front windows and original hardwood floors.
The Williamsburg location was Brooklyn Industries’ first Brick and Mortar store. The store opened on Bedford Avenue in 2001 and the design team has kept all of its original characteristics, such as the wooden floors, and exposed ceiling vents. The mural on the outside of the store, for which the current design was painted by artist Braulio Amado, changes several times a year.
Brooklyn Industries Seventh Avenue location is part of a unique building structure with original stone molding. The store is located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 9th Street and has outside window awnings and a Brooklyn Industries skyline flag. The interior has exposed brick piers, original wallpaper graphics, wood flooring and carpeting and custom-made cabinets.
Brooklyn Industries in Park Slope is a bright and open location with multiple store front windows. Walls are decorated with original graphic wallpaper designs and merchandise is displayed on custom-made cabinets. The undulating ceiling and exposed ceiling vents give the location and industrial vibe while the hardwood floors, vintage carpeting and exposed brick create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
The Smith Street store is located on the Corner of Atlantic Ave. The exterior has large glass windows and two Brooklyn Industries skyline banners. The interior has its original hardwood floors and exposed ceiling vents for their industrial qualities.
Brooklyn Industries Southburg Outlet has a minimal interior with wood accents and an open ceiling. In 2007, the space was also briefly a contemporary art gallery. The inaugural exhibition “Out of the Loop” featured art from co-founder Lexy Funk.
The Bucktown location, which was Brooklyn Industries first store outside of NYC, has a recycled wood counter and original wallpaper graphics. Clothing is displayed in custom-made cabinets and a watertower chandelier hangs at the entrance.
Brooklyn Industries Portland location is the company’s first free standing location. At 3,000 square feet the location’s cube shaped space resembles an art gallery. The store’s minimalist approach is shown through the floors and bare walls.
Upper West Side
Brooklyn Industries Upper West Side is a cozy store designed using BKI's signature upcycling design concepts. There is repurposed pallet wood supporting the window display, vintage National Geographic magazine pages covering the walls of the changing rooms, as well as vintage tables and fixtures.