About Us

Cog & Pearl was born late one evening in early 2002.

As originally conceived by partially unemployed and soul-scouring partners, the store was to be a place of great convergence: artist-made goods of all sorts, their own disparate tastes, a means of living independently of corporate bosses, cubicles and train commutes, and an excuse to listen to music they liked all day.

The one defining rule?

They had to love everything they decided to carry.

Or, at least one of them did and had to convince the other (no pie charts please).

Now a fully fledged Brooklyn affiliate store, Cog & Pearl’s gamut of handmade items includes jewelry, personal and home accessories, apparel, and fine art as well as books, cards and the occasional uncategorizable but gotta-have-it thing.

We’re proud to say the store would be nothing without the wonderful designers whose work makes our work so much fun, and we hope you enjoy perusing the wares we offer.

Oh yeah, and that occasionally you’ll buy something.

Cog & Pearl blog founders
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