ANNA pouch
This winter 2015 collection’s look book is inspired by the sleepy, sexy, 1960’s girls of Valley of the Dolls; and the colors, shapes, and textures of the original Parent Trap (the dad’s California ranch is my dreeeeaaaam home!).

ANNA pouchANNA balletANNA ballet
ANNA pouchANNA pouchTESSA purseTESSA purse TESSA purse VELVET SCARF VELVET SCARF2REBECCA clutchLOUISA WALLETEMMA clutchEMMA clutchCLARA clutchMILA flat clutchMILA flat pouchGRETEL toteGRETEL toteJANE clutchJACKIE PURSE
JACKIE purseREBECCA clutchREBECCA clutchGRETEL toteGRETEL toteMINI gold pouchSNOWFALL clutch GOLDEN ROSES GOLDEN ROSES2 GOLDEN ROSES3 GOLDEN ROSES4CHANGE purseCHANGE purse2HAIR tieTESSA purseTESSA purseTESSA purseMARY walletMILA flat clutchSNOWFALL clutchJACKIE purseJACKIE purseJACKIE purseANNA pouchDECO Bronze FoldDECO Bronze FoldDECO Bronze FoldDECO Bronze FoldDECO Bronze FoldDeco mini clutchDECO mini clutchGATOR clutchLEAH whiskeyLEAH whiskey2LEAH whiskey3GRETEL tote_coffee4JACKIE purse8VELVET SCARF4

Photography: Justyna Fijalska
Model: Desiree Dymond
Art Direction/ styling: Annie Bukhman

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Arm Party!

My favorites from left to right:  Fjord Bracelet | Leather Hair Tie | Christy Natsumi Connected Hearts Ring | Peaches & Cherries Ring | Vintage Mexican Bracelet | Everli Friendship Bracelet
Arm Party!

Be Unique Be You – Angela

Im starting a new series where I introduce you to some of the amazing, talented customers of Gift Shop Brooklyn.

Meet Angela. She was my first next neighbor, my first friend (ever!), and the very first customer of gift shop brooklyn! I’ll never forget the feeling that Saturday morning when I woke up to my first sale. She was so casual about it, she said ‘I’ve been looking for a bag that is neutral but different’ (it was pink tie dye). I love this picture of Angela; we used to make up dances all day long in our sequin costumes. Now making up dances is what she does for a living!
Hashtag: #GSBBeUniqueBeYou

BeUniqueBeYou
BeUniqueBeYouBeUniqueBeYouxoxo,
Annie

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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fjord braceletfjord braceletpewter sequin fold clutchpewter sequin fold clutch| Shop new items |
halo mae wallethalo mae walletHalo Mae Wallethalo mae walletgold emily pouch| Shop new items |

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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*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.