Intermix is well on its way to open in Brooklyn. On November
7th 25th, the company will debut its first store in the borough at 140 Smith Street in Cobble Hill. Neighbors will include Lululemon, who opened at 166 Smith Street in June and Splendid, who opened on Court Street in September. (And let's not forget the impending J.Crew.)
The address previously belonged to Saul, the first gourmet restaurant to open in the neighborhood that has since relocated to the Brooklyn Museum. Saul essentially marked the beginning of the area's gentrification, and Intermix's upcoming opening brings that full circle. There's no doubt that other national retailers will continue to sign up for their piece of the pie.
The merchandise will include typical Intermix favorites, like Yigal Azrouël, Rag & Bone, 10 Crosby by Derek Lam, L'Agence, Ohne Titel, Helmut Lang, A.L.C., J Brand, Loeffler Randall, and more. As for the interior, the original exposed brick will remain, which will be joined by Intermix's black steel fixtures and distressed leather tabletops. Walls will be decorated by Brooklyn's Calico Wallpaper.
The store will also highlight a few local designers: Brooklyn designer Nadia Tarr's off-the-shoulder pantsuit is exclusive to the store, and Brooklyn artist Emily Noelle Lambert has designed a tote that will be given away to the first 250 shoppers on opening day. Oh, and Bergen Street ice cream shop Van Leeuwen will sell an "Intermix" flavor for a limited time: dark chocolate spice with pecan brittle.
- Cat Greenleaf, Talk Stoop host: On her Talk Stop stoop in Cobble Hill
- Jung Kim, photographer: shot at her apartment in Greenpoint
- Amanda Bergen, Intermix retail development manager, shot near her apartment in Dumbo
- Kerry Diamond, Restaurateur: In front of Seersucker
- Julia Sloan, VP Global Communiction at NARS: Nearby her apartment in Williamsburg
- Emily Lambert, artist: shot at her studio in Greenpoint
- Courtney Weinblatt, Marie Claire: On the promenade near her apartment in Brooklyn Heights
- Helena Glazer, blogger behind Brooklyn Blonde: Nearby her apartment in Bensonhurst
The company has rounded up a handful of "notable female Brooklyn-ites" and photographed them at their local haunts. They include blogger Helena Glazer of Brooklyn Blonde, Marie Claire's Market Director Courtney Weinblatt, and Talk Stoop's host Cat Greenleaf (pictured above with her adorable bulldog, Gracie).
This isn't the first time Intermix has gotten hyper-neighborhood specific around a new opening: the Bowery store plays a special remixed soundtrack, which includes songs by The Clash. The merchandise also reflects the vibe of the neighborhood; when it opened, a sales associate warned that there wouldn't be any silk ruffled tank tops in stock.
Update: The opening date has moved to November
· Intermix's Bowery Store Will Be Followed by One in Brooklyn [Racked NY]
· National Retailers Clamoring For Their Slice of Cobble Hill [Racked NY]
· Intermix Bowery Plays The Clash, Doesn't Sell Ruffled Things [Racked NY]