By Meredith Deliso
Several ups and downs in the Market Watch with week, with two big openings and one quiet closing.
Swimsuit season is just around the corner. And right there waving hello is Malia Mills. The swimwear company just opened in Boerum Hill on Atlantic Avenue, bringing in high-end suits for all sizes — with tops and bottoms available for almost every fit. The store also carries accessories, bags, hats, sweaters and scarves for a complete look.
“We create items that we want to pack in our dream suitcase — so women feel like rockstars whether home or away,” said Mills.
Malia Mills (375 Atlantic Ave. between Hoyt and Bond in Boerum Hill, no phone).
After a sneak peak earlier this month at a sample sale, the Brooklyn Industries in DUMBO is now officially open. In keeping with the location, the store — the brand’s sixth in Brooklyn and 15th nationwide — is modeled as an art installation within a gallery, with white walls, high ceilings and even sculptures.
“We will feature art by artists within the company and we will redesign fixtures and the overall design of the space every six months,” said the company’s aptly named CEO Lexy Funk.
As well as, of course, the brand’s signature hip apparel, accessories and messenger bags.
Brooklyn Industries [70 Front St. near Main Street in DUMBO, (718) 797-4240].
After four years, the Brooklyn Indie Market — the little local designer marketplace under a red and white-striped tent at Smith and Union streets in Carroll Gardens — has called it quits. The spot took a break during the winter earlier this year, but decided not to continue in the spring, instead evolving into an event/wedding coordination and styling company, Clementine Events. There is currently a For Rent sign on the tent, reports the blog G’Day Brooklyn. So you’ll have to look elsewhere for your eco-friendly notebooks, bib necklaces and mini cupcakes for now.