Though cursed necklaces are at the height of fashion thanks to their haunting, ominous glow, they tend to destroy their owners by granting wishes with ironic consequences. Scoop up some curse-free jewelry and avoid being transformed into a baby again with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of jewelry and gifts at Catbird on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. This deal is valid for both online and in-store purchases, but it is not valid for sale items.
Catbird specializes in original jewelry from a bevy of local and sometimes international designers. Its collection is curated with an eye for the whimsical, charming, and unusual and includes a pleasant mish-mash of home goods, décor, and occasion cards. Bibliophiles will appreciate the literal charm of a Black Spot book necklace ($50), handcrafted and covered with various shades of found leather. Those with holes or bullet holes in their ears can fill them with tiny lowercase gold alphabet earrings ($40) or seasonally appropriate bat studs ($28). Otherwise, insist on writing nothing but caps-locked German in a yellow French journal ($9.95), or store a collection of increasingly tiny sparrows in a brass bird box ($19). Catbird also carries an inventory of wedding rings.
The goods on display largely inform Catbird's antique aesthetic. Pale walls, vintage print wallpaper, an overhead chandelier, and wood furnishings offset checked floors. Explore the shop with all the gusto of an Edwardian silhouette painter seeking subjects, or stay at home and enjoy the modern convenience of shopping from a virtual distance. If you choose the face-to-face route, a friendly staff is always on-hand to aid in gift and jewelry selections.
This Groupon is available for redemption online beginning October 7.
- There were plenty of cute rings to feed my addiction. The salesgirls (ie enablers) were totally sweet and opened up case after case when something sparkled and caught my eye. – Mari H., Yelp
- I took in the broken ring to get a suggestion as to where I could get it fixed. Walked in, greeted with a HUGE smile and loud "Hi!" Yeah, that's more like it. – Bianca B., Yelp
219 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11211Get Directions