Maison May Vanderbilt:
open daily from 8 am to 5 pm
270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
Maison May Dekalb:
open for weekend brunch & private events
246 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
When Catherine May opened Maison May, she wanted to create an extension of her own home for people. The intention behind this was not a simple business calculation. Why would anybody intentionally make themselves vulnerable like that? She was driven by the wish to share her beliefs with her community and create a place where sustainable lifestyle was more than lip service.
Honoring the simple beauty of handmade, ethically sourced products lies at the core of Maison May. Whether it be the food served, the coffee brewed or the plates used – every single item at Maison May was made by skilled craftsmen and reflects their cultural and natural heritage.
Maison May circles around ethically sourced products – made by humans, not machines – and the firm belief that the only way to support a sustainable lifestyle for makers and buyers is to value quality and care. Hence, only objects that follow this path have the power to connect people on a deeper level.
The essence of the Maison May lifestyle brand is simple: As a women-run and women-owned business, intuition is a strong guideline. We carry products that contribute to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Therefore, they make us feel good.
That said, women-owned businesses naturally hold a special place in Maison May’s supply chain. Catherine strongly believes that female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses can effectively change the way business is done. Together they can reinstall a moral codex that yet again values quality and care over price.
Ethically sourced, handmade products might need more time to grow and develop but there are a time and a place for them. At Maison May we believe this time and place is right now. Right here.
We invite you to step into Maison May’s world – not as a bypassing guest but as a conscious human being.