Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

You’re Invited to the Blogger Holiday Office Party

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Brooklyn Industries is throwing a holiday office party for some of our favorite bloggers and their staff… and you’re invited too! Come meet the tastemakers, photographers, and designers behind the blogs, and booze it up with them – Office Style!

RSVP to events@brooklynindustries.com

BKI’s Annual Coat Drive and Holiday Shopping Event

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Is your closet getting full with thick, unused coats? Then stop by Brooklyn Industries on December 6th from 7-9pm. We’ll be out at all of our stores toasting to the holidays, gift wrapping, and most importantly donating coats to New York Cares in NYC, Impact NW in Portland, SOS Chicago in Bucktown, and The Heart of Kensington in Philadelphia and donate that coat to those in need of some warmth this winter. We’ll also have limited edition designs available while supplies last. So bring a coat for donation, or just join us for cocktails and some holiday shopping.

Sneak Peek at our Holiday Windows

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Much like those industrious elves up north, our designers have all been pitching in to get our windows ready for the holiday season.  Over the past couple of months, we’ve been gathering used materials like plastic bottles, newspapers, old twigs, and bottle caps, and finding discarded material around Brooklyn to build an “upcycled” set for our winter forest photoshoot. The set ultimately will be transported to our store windows in time for the holidays.


Plastic bottles turn into falling snow, and their caps into deer skin.



Found carboard pipes turn into spooky forest ground covering.

Recently, we got our hands on the documentary Wasteland, about the Brazilian and Brooklyn-based, modern artist Vik Muniz, and the scavengers collecting recyclable goods from a massive 321-acre landfill near Rio de Janeiro. Working with the collectors, Muniz repurposed scavenged landfill trash into large-scale mosaic pieces and photographs.

Watching the documentary while we’ve been finishing up the set has served as great inspiration to find more ways to creatively use discarded goods. As Muniz once said, “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.”

SWEATERS ON THE BRAIN

Monday, December 13th, 2010

As the number of shopping days left this holiday season diminish, and the mercury continues to drop, we can’t get BKI sweaters off of our minds as the must give (or have) items this season. Here are our favorite picks from the Holiday 2010 Sweater Collection.

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TOP PICKS FOR GIFTS UNDER $50

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Why splurge when you can save? This holiday season, shop our Gifts Under $50 guide and choose from dozens of gifts for everyone on your list. Our favorite picks are the Marled Rapunzel Hat ($38) and the I Less Than Three BK W T-Shirt ($34). Happy shopping (and saving).

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