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Will Bird Ever Open in Manhattan? Jen Mankins Says It's Possible

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Outside the Williamsburg store. Photo by Driely S.

Bird has been defining what Brooklyn style means for the past fifteen years, but will the pioneer boutique, which has locations in Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill, ever open in Manhattan? On the eve of the store's fifteenth anniversary, WWD spoke with store owner Jen Mankins, who explained that it's not out of the realm of possibility.

Mankins tells the paper, "When we moved to Brooklyn we had maybe a couple other friends who lived here. Now I find it a novelty when I find people who live in Manhattan. Like, oh really? That's so exotic." Two paragraphs down, WWD mentions that a location in Manhattan "[is] not out of the question," and reminds that Mankins almost signed a lease in Soho back in 2008.
· The Bird's Eye of Brooklyn [WWD]
· The Best of Suno, Rachel Comey, and More at Bird [Racked NY]

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