L at Bedford Ave.; J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.
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Founded by four transplanted Brits—Alyssa Key, Jamie Rockaway, Allison Press, and a creative director who goes by TinyPants—this designer co-op houses more than 25 indie and established designers hailing from New York, L.A., Italy, Japan, and beyond. The owners foster an open, laidback feel, chatting with shoppers from central couches or popping in and out of the studio space in back with an accessorized dog in tow. Designers are divided onto separate racks and cover a range of tastes, from patterned polyester mini dresses and fitted jackets to screen printed totes and streetwear. Stand-outs include velvet-trimmed twill skirts and button-down blouses by Sumie Tachbana, campy retro dresses by Jessica Harris, and chain link jewelry by Steel Couture. Love Brigade’s own in-house line receives ample rack space as well, offering rock-inspired keyhole dresses, skinny denim with cut-out shapes, asymmetrical skirts, and dramatic metallic finishes. The group hosts parties, fashion shows, and exhibitions in the space and the original Love Brigade foursome periodically collaborates with current artists to create limited-edition designs for the New Museum store.