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Longstanding Brooklyn favorite and Racked Indie 38 member Bird is following in the footsteps of giant brands DVF, Steven Alan, and Barneys with an online warehouse sale this year. If you love brands like Isabel Marant, Thakoon, and Current/Elliot but don't happen to live in New York (or you do live in New York, but happen to have inconveniently scheduled your vacation for this particular weekend) this is great news. The sale starts at noon today and will run through Sunday August 26. And even better, owner Jen Mankins has exclusively shared some of her favorite scores and best deals with Racked readers in the video above.
And when you're done shopping the sale, make a note to revisit the site on Monday. ShopBird.com is getting a sleek new makeover that includes a more user-friendly checkout experience, more photos, and a fun new blog. We asked Mankins about the upgrade, and here's what she said:
"More and more of our clients spend more and more of their time on-line, even if they are just using the web as a tool to learn and research how and where they want to spend their time and money off-line. So it makes sense for Bird to be available through all channels for the greatest outreach and convenience. I see it as an extension of our personal commitment to excellent customer service."
Look for the refresh on Monday, and in the meantime, happy warehouse sale weekend.
· ShopBird.com [Official site]
· Get Your Indie On: The 38 Best Independent Shopping Sites We Could Find on the Internet [Racked]