mocking cata cult local jewelry store, moved the company’s flagship from a small jewelry box to 219 Bedford Ave. to a department store at 108 N. 7th Street.
The new store opened earlier this month and has 2,500 square feet of retail and event space compared to the 200 square feet the old store maintained.
Catbird had been in the previous location since 2008. The jewelry brand wanted to expand its flagship product “to give our customers more space to browse and discover all the shiny little treasures on our shelves,” according to Kristin Griesel, marketing manager at Mockingbird cat.
The new location has a unique aesthetic, using design elements from both European pharmacies and antique bookstores. After stepping through a bright green door, shoppers can expect a mix of modern and antique details, including gorgeous light globes, lace curtains, antique silver trays, and Venetian mirrors.
New flagship carries full Catbird lineup the house’s signature jewelry collection, all made locally in a studio in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Customer favorites include Worn Stacking Rings and Dollhouse Lockets. Selections from third-party jewelers such as Wwake, Sofia Zakia and Kataoka are also available.
mocking cat is kknown for its eclectic mix of gifts and homewares in addition to jewelry. Some bestsellers include a candle that smells like “Summer in Italy”, a gold swan ring holder, and a hand mirror with bunny ears.
In the new flagship, customers can “get zapped” and experience Forever bracelet soldering, a concept made popular by Catbird who call it “the ultimate friendship bracelet.” Professional jewelers attach delicate bracelets directly to your wrist, creating permanent jewelry. Dates and dates to get zapped are welcome.
Griesel said green pointers that Catbird “looks forward to hosting many events here.” Neighbors can expect flower markets, jewelry customization and other entertainment events. Additionally, a second-floor ring annex will open this summer.
The new Catbird location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Catbird fans can also visit a wedding annex in Williamsburg at 103 Metropolitan Ave. and the brand’s other SoHo location at 253 Center Street.