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Anyone who's stopped by Catbird during prime Saturday post-brunch hours knows that there's an art to turning around in the jewel-box-sized store without accidentally elbowing three couples picking out engagement rings. Which is why the Bedford Avenue boutique is opening a "wedding annex" a few blocks away at 540 Driggs Avenue.
Scheduled to debut on September 26th, the 200-square-foot outpost will feel calmer. "The space became available around the time that we felt that we needed to offer a more intimate environment for our customers to shop for engagement rings and wedding bands," Catbird founder Rony Vardi told Crain's. "It was a pretty quick decision but something we had wanted to do."
It seems like a natural move, considering the retailer's skyrocketing popularity—in the past year Catbird relocated their offices and jewelry benches to a 2,650-square-foot South Fifth Street space, and they recently struck a deal with new neighbor J. Crew, who now sells their signature stacking rings online.
· Williamsburg Jeweler to Open 2nd Shop [Crain's]
· The J. Crew-Williamsburg Lovefest Continues with Catbird Collab [Racked NY]
· Catbird's Definitive Guide to Ring-Stacking [Racked NY]