Brooklyn Collective was established in response to the need for a space where craftsmen can showcase their work free from the pressures of mass-market retail. Through a cooperative effort, the collective seeks to push the boundaries of art and design, offering the public a unique view into what designers are capable of when given creative freedom.


Brooklyn Collective opened in 2004 to offer emerging artists & designers an affordable place to display and sell their creations. The space is owned and operated by Tessa Williams, a dress maker whose collection is available at the shop.

Located in the Columbia Waterfront District, Brooklyn Collective houses work ranging from the elegant to the obscure.