Jennifer Mankins, who started her career at Barneys before becoming the head buyer for Steven Alan, opened her first Bird in 1999, and over the last decade she has steadily established three of Brooklyn’s most compelling boutiques. Mankins has a visionary eye for mixing offbeat fabrics and textiles, positioning exuberantly patterned Tsumori Chisato blouses alongside madras skirts from A.P.C. and printed dresses from Jackson, Johnston & Roe. 220 Smith St. COBBLE HILL 718-797-3774; 316 Fifth Ave PARK SLOPE 718-768-4940; 203 Grand St. WILLIAMSBURG, 718-388-1655
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