Trunk Boutique


The saying "Time flies" is completely applicable when I think of one of my favorite boutiques. It feels like yesterday when Radka, Aimme G. and Natasha opened their store in Brooklyn versus 7 years ago, where did the time go? What makes this store so unique is that the owners are also designers and Trunk serves as a platfom for their pieces. Natasha "Samoy Lenko" and Aimmee G are clothing designers and Radka is a jewelry designer. They also feature collections of local designers and artist that consist of accessories, art, furniture as well as women's wear and jewelry.

SV: When did Trunk launch in Dumbo, Brooklyn?
T: Trunk opened in October 2009. 

SV: How did (Aimee G, Natasha and Radka) the three partners/designers behind Trunk meet?
T: We have all known each other for several years. We met at a market in Manhattan where we sold our designs. We kept in touch and when opportunity knocked in respects to opening the store we took it.

SV: What is the meaning behind Trunk?
T: We liked the word trunk because it has several meanings; the trunk of a tree, a trunk to keep things in, the trunk of a body. All our designers are branches of Trunk.

         Frida's Got a Gun Tee $42 by Magdalena Concepts                      Mineret with Chains $148 by Radka Designs

SV: What was the inspiration to open a lifestyle boutique that creates a platform for independent designers?
T: For years, we were participating in various markets where we met other small designers. When we opened the store we wanted a fusion of fashion, art and furniture focusing on design and craftsmanship of locally made products.  So in addition to our designs, we have other small designers that compliment our products. We often hear from our customers that the store looks as if one person curated it.
                                                        Zip Tote (Sale) $100 by Marketa New York                                                       
                                                                                                                    
SV: Why is it important for consumers to support local designers?
T: When a consumer buys local, a significant amount of that money stays in the community. When designers produce locally, that in turn supports smaller businesses that cater in production. When you personally know the people behind the business where you're buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. Local designers can educate people on how clothes, jewelry, bags, furniture are made.

Take a gander at the trailer I produced of the boutique, included below. If you haven't been to Trunk, I highly recommend it. Just to give you a little bit of incentive (not that you need it), I've teamed up with Trunk  and the 1st 5 people who mention that they read this feature on Stylevamp (This upcoming weekend starting Friday July 8th-10th) at the store will receive 10% off on their purchase. The 1st 5 who use my promo code #stylevamp online will recieve 10% off as well. Happy Shopping!!


www.trunkbrooklyn.com
68 Jay Street #101
(btwn. Front & Water Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


(718) 522-6488
info@trunkbrooklyn.com

Hours:
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm


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