The Beautiful Halo Collection

Halo is a mini collection centering around natrual leather items hand painted in a silvery pink  with a pearl finish; new gold leather;  pretty sequin styles; and a first ever artist edition bracelet (made by Justyna Fijalska).

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Photography: Justyna Fijalska
Model: Desiree Dymond
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

New Collection is Here!

giftshopbrooklyn2015For this collection I really wanted to go back to basics. Clean, easy to wear, timeless styles.
I revisited many of my past styles, then stripped them of any unnecessary details or extras; down to the basic size, shape, or material that made the piece strong.
When items are made of gorgeous leathers and materials it is really the only detail needed.
I wanted these pieces to be able to dress up or down, but always with effortless, feminine undertones.
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giftshopbrooklyn2015‘Ocean Tile’ is a Gift Shop Brooklyn original print made from a very small vintage tile I’ve had for about 15 years.  I always loved the color and design, and have been wanting to turn it into a print for quite a few seasons now. I love the way it turned out, fresh and summery.
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*Promo ends  friday 4/24/15

Credits / Special thanks:
Photography by Justyna Fijalska
Models: Annie Choi & Victoria Zeldin
Majority of the jewelry provided by Everli
Special thank you to Bryan & Suzie Russell for letting us take
over your apartment!! xo

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek!

I recently had the privilege of sponsoring a retreat set up for women photographers, by amazing photographer Andria Linquist and make up artist / yogi Gaylinyet.  The two talented women sent me these images of a photo shoot they did with some of my items.
Which means you get to see a sneak peek of new items! The entire new collection will be available this coming Tuesday!
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Looking back (and Forward)

It has been such an interesting year. It was Gift Shop Brooklyn’s most successful year (because you guys are SO awesome!! Thank you!!) but the success lead to burn out, and instead of hiring help or figuring out how to fix it, I closed my shop for the majority of the summer. It was almost definitely a mistake; but a mistake I have learned from. Even though I feel like I am still recovering from burnout, I am planning new things for 2015! Taking steps to avoid making the same mistakes, and to keep Gift Shop Brooklyn exciting for you and me!  Thank you so much for being along for the ride, and for your constant support of American Made!! Here’s to a fantastic 2015! (and please feel free to let me know if there’s any items you would like to see offered this year!). xo

Sidenote:
Here is a really great article
on burnout I came across, Im sure I’m not the only one who can relate.

Last Minute Gift Guide

 

Ok guys, its the last day to place an order for US Christmas delivery! Pick out something lovely for your friend, sister, mother, (or yourself!) in our ready to ship section.  All these items plus more are ready to go!

Katie Petite Clutch in Golden
Grace Fold Clutch in Blush
Essential Mini Makeup Pouch
White Out Bleached Denim Tote
Leather & Brass Key Fob
Katie Petite Clutch in Arizona Dyed Canvas
Carolina Zip Tote in Black
Leather & Horn Key Fob
Mae Wallet in Foil Silver
Coziest Scarf in Black/ Cream

*Fyi – You can order on Friday & Saturday also, but please make sure to choose Priority shipping for faster delivery.
Use code gsbfriends for 10% off your purchase

Holiday Wish List!

So basically if I had a disposable income… (all of these would already be mine)

*Click on title of each image for link

Follow my Wish List pinterest board for new additions to the list!

cyber sale

 

Cyber Monday! Last day to save 15% on your entire order. And as always free domestic shipping. Use code: STAYHOME2014 good through 12.1.2014cyber mondayWHITE OUT SCARFNew additions! :
hand dyedcoziest scarf

New Collection & Lookbook

So excited to share with you, a new collection and lookbook!
These shots were taken at the beautiful New England home of my grandparents. They designed and built it in the 1970’s. As soon as I finalized this collection, I could only picture doing the lookbook in this house. The colors and vibe were perfect.  All the paintings seen throughout were done by my talented grandmother, Patricia Olean.
(see below to read about my design process for this collection)

See magazine version here.

LILLIAN TOTE NAVYALLISON_PINK SUEDECOZY WRAP

CAROLINA TOTE_PARCHMENTGEORGIA TOTE BLACKGEORGIA TOTE BLACK

AMELIA CLUTCHAMELIA CLUTCH

JANE_LIPSTICK RED

LILLIAN TOTE_TAPESTRY

LILLIAN TOTE_NAVY

PONY HAIR _BLACKLEAH WHISKEYLEAH WHISKEYLEAH WHISKEYPONY HAIR_BROWNESSENTIAL_PARCHMENTPONY HAIR_BROWNPONY HAIR_BROWNESSENTIAL MERMAIDESSENTIAL_ARIZONAESSENTIAL_BLACKESSENTIAL_BLACK

CAROLINA TOTE BLACK

MAE_LIPSTICK RED MAE_LIPSTICK RED

TILE PRINT CLUTCH ESSENTIAL TILE ESSENTIAL PEWTER PEWTER2

NATALIE_SILVER SEQUINALLISON_MAHONGANYLEAH SILVER_PARCHMENT JANE_BALLET ESSENTIAL_SILVER

GEORGIA TOTE TAUPE
I created this collection by really doing a long, intense study on almost everything I’ve previously created.  Sizes, texture, colors, functions; it can all be so overwhelming.  Im at a point now where I know a lot of people who own several of my products. I spoke with many of them asking their opinion; which styles they use the most, and what they are used for. I found out some interesting information! I also did a complete rummage of all my materials, and past samples, re-examining old prototypes and ideas.  If I had tons of space I would definitely be a hoarder of supplies, and keep every item I’ve ever made, but I can only store so much in my Brooklyn apartment. So, I got rid of almost everything; it was tough, but I feel like it really cleared my head to start fresh, keeping the ideas and moving forward with them.
*Take advantage of current coupon code: gsbfriends for a 10% discount

Credits:
Style Photography – Lindsay Totolo Fullam
Product Photography – Alex Bukhman
Art Direction / Model – Annie Olean Bukhman

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