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Designers Creating Capsule Collections for Bird's Anniversary

The Smith Street store; Photo by Brian Harkin
The Smith Street store; Photo by Brian Harkin

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Brooklyn's beloved Bird is turning 15 this year, and it's celebrating in a big way. In a T magazine interview, owner Jen Mankins revealed that some of her favorite designers, including Rachel Comey, Maria Cornejo, and Jane Mayle have designed original capsule collections for the occasion.

"I really wanted this to happen," Mankins said of the collaboration with Mayle, who did the magazine interview with her and previously had an eponymous line and Nolita boutique that both shuttered in 2009. "I basically begged her. I was like, 'please, please, please, can we look at some archive pieces, can we look at some fabrics...' And luckily, she was open to the idea."

There's no word on how many pieces each designer created, their price range, or if there's any other designers in the mix. Regardless, look for the collections to be on sale sometime this week.
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