Welcome to the World of Friends - we're glad you're here! We think Friends is a magical, place. Leave your worries behind, come on in, and have fun!

Emma and Mary of Friends NYC in Brooklyn, NY 

Friends NYC began in 2012 as a friendship pact between wannabe-sisters and BFFs Mary Meyer and Emma Kadar-Penner. These two women are the perfect match: Mary brings her experience as a fashion designer and Emma, expertise in fashion/textile history and a legitimate obsession with thrifting. The store grew out of a real friendship and the business continues to be based on the foundations of love, respect, and FUN. 

Friends is 2200 square feet of indie department store goodness. We love humor and nostalgia, so you'll find products that will make you chuckle, while you're transported to your childhood bedroom. Friends is a home and gift store heaven, and we also carry vintage clothing and a variety of unique accessories and jewelry. We also have a pretty stellar smoke shop for the stoner-inclined. We love supporting local New York friends and vendors, like Brooklyn Candle Studio, Anecdote Candles, Field Trip, and Only Hearts. We also carry cool items from around the world!

Make a day of visiting our brick-and-mortar store in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Friends is located in The BogArt, a converted warehouse and a central hub of the Bushwick art scene. The building is full of artist studios and galleries. Bushwick also has excellent restaurants and bars, including Roberta's Pizza, Sey Coffee, Stems Brooklyn, Momo Sushi Shack and much more.

For those of you who can't be with us in New York, we have created the cyber world of FRIENDSNYC.COM so you can shop from the comfort of your bed.

Friends is committed to giving back. We run a Toys for Tots drive every holiday season, as well as regularly donate portions of our sales to various causes, including Callen-Lorde, G.L.I.T.S, Swop Behind Bars, Women's Prison Association, Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and Bad Ass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.