Industrial revolution! Brooklyn Industries coming to Bay Ridge

Hipster duds: Brooklyn Industries is continuing its borough dominiation with a new store in the Fulton Mall.
Community Newspaper Group / Danielle Furfaro

Bay Ridge residents must no longer travel all the way to Williamsburg to get skinny jeans and T-shirts adorned with the word “Brooklyn.”

Hipster clothier Brooklyn Industries — which has spread across the borough and the world since its birth in Williamsburg in 1997 — will set up shop on Fourth Avenue on March 20.

The store will sit just off the neighborhood’s main chain retail strip of 86th Street, in the former location of computer shop Compustar, marking the watertower-themed outfitter’s 10th location in Brooklyn and 17th nationwide, following its recent debut on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.

“Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots,” said Brooklyn Industries spokeswoman Julie Thompson.

Brooklyn Industries used its line of shirts, hoodies, messenger bags, and other casual essentials to become one of the first companies to brand Brooklyn, along with fellow Williamsburg enterprise Brooklyn Brewery.

Bay Ridge, meanwhile, has seen a surge in businesses catering to trendy youth in the past few years, with several stylish delis and restaurants opening along its retail corridors, including the Owls Head Wine Bar on 74th Street in 2011 and the hotly-anticipated Lockyard Beer Garden due this summer.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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