Local love: Brooklyn Made opens second shop in City Point, showcasing the borough’s vendors

Brooklyn Made branched out to open a second store in Downtown Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Made celebrated a soft opening at its new Downtown Brooklyn location within City Point on Friday, April 19.
Photo courtesy of Gabby Napolitano

Brooklyn Made, a shop specializing in locally-made merchandise, opened a second location within City Point on April 19.

The store’s Downtown Brooklyn opening comes just one year after debuting in Industry City with the help of two major sponsors: the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo bank.

A rotation of local vendors will be featured on Brooklyn Made’s shelves, selling everything from home goods and perfumes to food items and apparel.

The first store often highlights BIPOC creators. Leads plan to continue this tradition at the new store.
Brooklyn Made often highlights BIPOC creators — a tradition the team says will continue at the new store. File photo by Qaasim Barefield

Gabby Napolitano, creative director of the Chamber and general manager of the Sunset Park location, said the team is excited to give makers an even bigger platform to expand their business.

“City Point was a perfect connection,” Napolitano told Brooklyn Paper. “They have a great crowd. They have a similar kind of feel. They understand our needs as far as being a store that’s not just a store but is here with a mission.”

Gabby Napolitano, creative director for the Chamber, worked with interior designers and architects to create the City Point shop.
Gabby Napolitano, creative director for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, worked with interior designers and architects to create the City Point shop. File photo by David Glover

Patrons can expect to see similar sellers from the first location, but there will also be some City Point exclusives including pop-up vendors often featured in the shopping center’s holiday markets, according to Napolitano.

“It gives a chance to offer more makers,” she said. 

The shop, sandwiched between other Brooklyn-exclusive stores, celebrated a soft opening on April 19. Business hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

A grand opening is scheduled for mid-May.

Brooklynites looking to get their business off the ground — and potentially featured in Brooklyn Made stores — are invited to apply on the shop’s official website.