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Zhuorui Fu Collection: 100% Handmade And Hand-Stitched In France

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Zhuorui Fu Collection is a simple and classy style curation. It’s a haute-couture house whose elegant traditions married millennial attitude. They fit bespoke designs 100% handmade and hand-stitched in France.

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We talked to Zhuorui Fu, founder of ZF Collection to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey, her continuously growing collection based on sustainability and her short and long term plans!

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Tell us a bit about you, where you’re from, your back ground, what you worked with? How you ended up in NYC?

My name is Zhu. I am a Chinese girl born and raised in Shenzhen, a young mega metropole of my age and the technological hub of the East, until I was 17. Before that, I exchanged to California, New York, and Finland.

From 17 onwards, I went to school at St. Andrews, which is the alma mater of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Because my Bachelor’s Degree was a joint-degree, I went to William & Mary in Virginia for two years. I got two diplomas from two schools within four years.

After that, I also went to UPenn for a Master’s Program. In between, I studied in France and went travelling, volunteering, studying in many countries for quite a bit.

I technically came to NYC before I went to University. Not the typical obedient student and born an urbanite, I was never into coursework and was always in the mega cities, London, New York, and Paris, when I was in school in Scotland, Virginia, and Philadelphia.

Being an ‘outsider’ entrepreneur, how has your journey in NYC been and what are the biggest challenges you find?

Since I came to NYC a while ago, NYC scenes were not unfamiliar to me. The entirety of my life is spent in the mega cities, so I am used to the fast-pace, sharpness, internationality, pollution, rudeness, in New York. It helped refine my edges and that coolness as a millennial working in a creative environment. Nevertheless, since I studied in Europe and was soaked in an intelligentsia environment, my taste tends to be more diverse.

NYC has been a blessing. In NY, I was always connecting with people I met from my schools, projects, people in the cafés, etc. Not all of my projects work out and many of them died, but whenever I want to work on something, NYC gives me hopes and resources.

The biggest challenge is surely the price. When I was in school, I had family’s supports. That was one of the major reasons I could afford a good education. After school, I had to rely on myself. NYC price is abnormal for a graduate unless he or she is working on a corporate job. For penniless entrepreneur, it is very difficult to afford anything in NY.

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What’s ZFC about? How do you apply sustainability to your brand and your mission?

Zhuorui Fu Collection is a simple and classy style curation. It’s a haute-couture house whose elegant traditions married millennial attitude. We fit bespoke designs, 100% handmade and hand-stitched in France. It’s haute-couture, with products created by customization and small batches each cycle and never again, using vachette, the calfskin, from Italy.

ZFC is an ethical slow fashion brand. I do not feel comfortable using alligator skin or something. It champions a good style and taste, not necessarily fashion, by doing and having good investment pieces, to create that millennial timeless being.

I am a vegetarian and practice yoga since I was 14. Mother Nature, fair treating to people, are all very important to me and the brand.

Specifically, how ZFC carries out the mission, it came from below pillars.

First, ZFC only uses recyclable and perishable materials, with exceptions of collaborations with Zero Waste Daniel, who has already recycled parts of the synthetic wastes. I am not a big fan of plastics despite transparent plastics have been quite fashionable lately. We use leathers called vachette, which is the calfskin of cattle that is slaughtered as meat. Leather, paper boxes, cottons are the majority of the materials we. They are long-lasting, but they are naturally perishable if buried in soils.

Second, I knew my maker partner Roberto when I was studying French, in Nice. In fact, I lived right above his atelier. He dyed everything with homemade natural coloring. There are no chemical dyes that go into water and contaminate water, like many suppliers do when they make mass-produced garments.

Third, Roberto makes everything and he is well paid.

Lastly, fashion fades, style does not, as Yves Saint Laurent said: “Having a distinctive and cultivated style is already remarkably sustainable”.

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How do you see ZFC fit into NYC’s fashion scene?

It fills in the haute-couture for young people, and does not chase the ever-changing trend.

NY’s fashion is very diverse. You can find all range of fashion because this is the ultimate fashion heaven. Nevertheless, NY’s fashion scene came to prominence only after war, when the American apparels gradually took European style to the mass, with the help of big department stores’ orders. In another word, NYC’s fashion can be very modern and street-culture inspired. NYC is a young city with almost 70% of the population under 45.

My line is a classic haute-couture line that calls for multidimensional awareness of style, through reading, traveling, and loving. It is not necessarily luxurious, but it is heavier in value. It fits with NY’s history of high fashion and dense art scene. They are also sustainable pieces that New Yorkers like. It does not fit into the wasteful part, superficial aspect, and the pursuit of forever new, of NYC culture and NYC fashion.

For me, cherishing what we carefully purchased, created, and loved is important. If this goes in another route from the NY mainstream, I am fine to not follow the crowd.

Nevertheless, the line combines my taste, the one of a globally educated millennial, and the Franco-Italian traditions of Roberto. My take on the styling and details of ZFC comes from our current epoch. They are classy and traditional by looks, but inherently cool.

What are your top 3 styling tips for New Yorkers?

Colourful and simple accessories to suit the permanent black garments.

Wear the worldly cultures proudly on ourselves. New Yorkers tend to have history and roots besides NY. Those pieces from elsewhere are great additions to the big NY style and they are what make us different!

Work less, chase less, enjoy life, read a book, listen to music, appreciate arts, cherish the finiteness of life in the material cornucopia. Manners and passions are the ultimate fashion.

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Which is your bestseller item?

Val. This is a small cross-body coming in a very irreplaceable cute shape. Female customers like this bag a lot. It can host a book or a water bottle.

Vincent the wallet, Arcobaleno bracelets, and L’Animal, the endangered animals-inspired keychains are also popular for the lower price points, easy look, and cute stories.

Where can people find ZFC, besides online? You mentioned about a few pop-up stores in NY – which/where are they?

We do more among acquaintance circle, for many customers want certain parts to be customized. In addition, we also do online, but definitely trying to do more. We put on events that are, for now, seasonal. For example, we had partnership with Camaraderie in NYC and Persian Women in Tech.

We do high-profile events, which are in talks and will be updated momentarily. We look to do more collaborations and be taken into concept stores, businesses, or even retailers at small batches.

What are your upcoming plans for the brand? Collaborations?

First, I want more people to know about the brand and our sales need to come up. We look to more collaborations with local businesses that have physical stores and great concepts.

Second, I do look to do more lines for the brand. Now we focus on accessories, but Zhuorui Fu Collection is a millennial curation about elegance and style, not a bag brand. I want to introduce maybe ready-to-wear, maybe contemporary lines, that fit into the pronounced aesthetics and ethical believes. Or books, or classes, or yoga, or something that compliment customers’ taste and make them happy. I may also want to explore more topics that have always perplexed me, life, death, balance, etc.

Third, I would love to have pieces that challenge the status quo. For example, the Made in China image. I have seen great designer and makers in China. Made in China has a bad connotation because many products are massively produced at a high environment cost. However, it does not mean for all the products. I know amazing haute-couture designs that have supplied the emperors or have been handmade the same way for hundreds of years with passions and a supreme quality. I would want to do that.

Lastly, I want to contribute to gender parity. Most of the fashion lines, whether womenswear or menswear, are led and owned by men, while most of the entry jobs in fashion are filled by women. I will be very happy to do menswear and figure out ways to bring sustainability into this.

Can you tell about the collaboration with Zero Waste Daniel? We are huge fans and did a great interview with him a while back.

Yes, Daniel is great. There was a point I lived in Williamsburg right next to Daniel’s store. I walked pass his store multiple times and had always been inspired by the mysteriously awesome designs from the outside. One day I decided to walk in and was immediately greeted by warm reception of the staff beside the sewing machine. Fewer things at a sustainable way have always been a belief of mine. He makes clothes from scraps, which is just a good innovation itself. The pieces look very Brooklyn chic.

I approached him and asked him if he would want to collaborate. We sat down and he told me his story, of how he started at fairs selling a few pieces. He said it was “very hard” at the beginning. After years, he now made it into a beautiful store.

In New York, you can always find overnight success stories of some hotshot designers, but most of the people don’t have their businesses like this. In fact, doing business from scratch when you have limited resources is very difficult. People just don’t really care about you or your products. I was just beginning my business and my business looked very dodgy when I met him. He was very happy to help and designed our brand three exclusively fitted pieces in red, blue, and grey, for the passions, sorrows, and neutrality of a typical start-up story, I guess.

No need to say, Daniel is a super sweetheart and has great smile.


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Zhu is the founder of Zhuorui Fu Collection, a simple and classy style curation based in New York, London, and Paris. ZFC makes bespoke, sustainable, and chic haute-couture pieces 100% handmade in France and USA.

www.zhuoruifucollection.com


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Every True New Yorker Wears Hats by Teressa Foglia

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A true New Yorker loves hats, but not any type of hat! It has to be stylish, extremely well made and, preferably, custom made! Teressa Foglia’s atelier in Industry City is the perfect place to find them and later show them off around the streets of New York!

I always say that one of the best ways to identify the true New Yorkers around the city is to look for people that are wearing hats! New Yorkers love hats and are pretty stylish and bold regarding how to use it and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.

I’ve been accompanying the work of a fantastic hat designer and maker called Teressa Foglia. As she explains it, she’s a modern milliner – “a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele”.

In December of 2017, Teressa opened the first “Teressa Foglia Hat Studio + Shop” in Industry City – one of Brooklyn’s upcoming neighborhoods. There, you’re able to shop her fantastic collections, meet for your custom hat fitting, and even join them for a hat making workshop.

And still, if you’re a business, it’s a great space to host an event and even feature your independent brand products.

Well, I was pretty curious to learn more about how it all started, where her passion came from, what types of hats she sells, which are the best sellers, how they are actually done and also, I wanted to see if I’d find the perfect one for me! “Spoiler alert”, I did! Wuhu!

Teressa told me that she has always loved hats and wore them from a very young age, but started wearing them more frequently as an adult.

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She had an episode in her life of a heartbreak so, back then, decided to change scenes a bit and bought a one-way plane ticket to Europe.

Destiny ended up taking her to the South of France, where she booked a last minute millinery course. She barely made it to actually booking and being part of what would change her life.

This course took her to London, to make hats with a renowned milliner and eventually ended up in other cities like Berlin and Los Angeles, always designing and making hats.

She travelled the world to over 35 countries collecting ideas, inspirations and life experiences that would all be used in the near future and finally make sense all together.

“Life is colorful, boundary less and filled with moments encapsulated by, “you had to be there to believe it”. So, be there. Buy the plane ticket. Break the rules. Life is your own masterpiece; a canvas that spans the globe. After all, nothing fun happens while drawing inside the lines.”

So, life ended up bringing her back to New York and it was when she actually launched her 1st collection.

Today, her hats are mostly one-of-a-kind. She customizes according to her client’s desires and style, making sure each and every single person leaves her atelier completely satisfied and counting the minutes to wear their new hat! She creates has for men, women, kids & babies, custom and ready to wear!

If you have no idea on what hat you want, Teressa can guide you through the process, starting very simply by deciding what material you want: felt or straw? Remember: straws have infinite options!

Now, a tip to the Coachella girls out there: Teressa is the creative mind and hands behind some of the coolest hats that you’ve seen at the festival. So, your search days for finding out where that cool NY gal got her hat are over!

Oh! And like I mentioned above, for the moms out there, she just recently launched her Kids & Babies Line! There is nothing more adorable than cute, stylish kids wearing hats, right?

So, be sure to swing by and take the day to explore all the other amazing businesses also located inside the buildings of Industry City. You’ll find everything from a sake on tap bar, chocolate stores, coffee shops, design shops, a great food hall and so much more!

Enjoy exploring this “unexplored” part of Brooklyn and also, check out other fantastic places to shop for Ladies and Gents and style up your new Teressa Foglia hat!

Hours: Daily 12pm – 6pm, but always best to contact prior to visiting.

Location: Industry City, Building 5 – 51 35th Street

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Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

Scanlan Theodore: Directly from Australia, to New York City

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Founded in Melbourne, Australia, Scanlan Theodore made it’s New York City debute in the Spring of 2017. With 2 beautiful boutiques, the brand is gaining more recognition and space within the New Yorker women’s wardrobe!

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Hidden between 5th and Broadway on 19th street in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, Scanlan Theodore is a brand you want to make sure you discover!

Offering a range of women’s fashion and accessories, you’ll realize why Scanlan Theodore is Australia’s best kept secret as soon as you enter the store.

In addition to dressing Australian women for 30 years, Scanlan Theodore is known for its high quality European fabrics. And, its devotion to well-crafted, timeless designs. Plus, it is impossible to leave this store without finding something new to love.

But, while you are in the change rooms, don’t forget to spend a moment appreciating the artwork on the walls. The work of Australian artist, Darren McDonald, pays homage to Scanlan Theodore’s origins – Melbourne, Australia.

“We are excited and honored to bring this beloved and iconic Australia brand to women here in the US. Our goal is to help build confidence and empower women with comfortable, well-crafted designs and high quality fabrics.” Sarah Blank, Co-CEO Scanlan Theodore US.


More about the brand:

Scanlan Theodore is a luxury women’s fashion and accessories brand offering seasonal collections of ready-to-wear, handbags and footwear.

Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1987, the brand is known for its devotion to creating simple, clean, modern clothing that flatters and fits well. For years, women have embraced the label’s independent spirit, modern elegance and femininity.

Furthermore, the brand sources the very best in European fabrics. It works tirelessly to ensure each design is timeless and of memorable quality. Over the past three decades, Scanlan Theodore has grown to become the global company it is today with a passionate international following. And now, a growing celebrity fan base within the United States.

Beyond its significant presence in Australia, the label launched in the U.S. in Spring of 2017, with the debut of its e-commerce platform.


While your in SoHo, you might want to check out Nili Lotan or walk to Nolita (just a few blocks away), to Josephina’s Portugal.

Lastly, stop for a drink at a secret basement restaurant that resembles a ship! Pretty awesome, right?

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Locations:
7 East 19th Street, Flatiron District
117 Prince Street, SoHO

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Antiquities and Curiosities at Pippin Vintage Jewelry

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Walking into the quaint jewelry shop feels just like being transported to a different age. From classic and timeless diamonds in the Roaring Twenties, to bright and colorful stones in the Swinging Sixties, Pippin Vintage Jewelry is sure to satisfy your curiosity for every decade.

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Pippin Vintage Jewelry is owned by Stephen and Rachel Cooper, whose first date was to an auction! Before opening the shop, Stephen was a vendor at the Chelsea Flea Markets and Rachel, an antique collector and teacher.

In the summer of 2006, the Coopers and their friends and families renovated what was previously a hidden carriage house down an alley. Pippin opened its doors to vintage lovers across New York City ever since!

What sets Pippin apart from most jewelry stores is that while others specialize in certain kinds of jewelry, Pippin has a whole spectrum. Their selection ranges from five dollar charms to engagement rings that cost thousands of dollars; the jewelry come from as early as the 1800’s and as current as the 1980’s.

As well, while most stores guard their jewelry behind glass encasements, Pippin displays their jewelry in creative ways. They change them up often, allowing customers to interact with the pieces.

We asked the store manager, Tatianni, her advice for vintage jewelry lovers.

“First of all, come here,” she laughs. “But seriously, with vintage jewelry, you just have to find something that speaks to you because vintage has such a range of style through the decades. Buying vintage is great because it has a lesser impact on our planet, and most things were made here.”

“The type of jewelry that is trending right now are unique stones like agates. Druzies are also very in vogue right now.”

Besides the jewelry on display, Pippin also has drawers upon drawers of earrings and cufflinks. Tatianni let me play around with the jewelry, and even helped me pick out a pair of clip-on earrings from the 1970’s.

Fun fact: most vintage earrings from the 1970’s happen to be clip-ons. So, you do not have to worry about whether you or your intended recipients have pierced ears or not!

Behind Pippin Vintage Jewelry, through a whimsically lit alley, you will find its sister store, Pippin Home.

It specializes in furniture and antiques carefully curated and bought from estate auctions in Western Massachusetts and Vermont.

Manager Jack advises those looking to furnish their homes to never be too anxious. He says:

“Space fills up quickly, so you want to be well thought out on your pieces. The advantage of buying vintage over mass produced is that vintage always maintains integrity and value.”

So the next time you’re in Chelsea or New York City, be sure to visit this treasure box of vintage jewelry and home goods!

If you enjoy vintage stores, be sure to check these fantastic spots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Our Concierge Services offers a fantastic personal shopper service where we take clients to the best vintage stores in New York. On the other hand, our Corporate Services experts organize curated study and delegation tours for companies that want to offer exquisite training and develop a strategy that aligns with your specific business objectives.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday & Holidays: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 112 West 17th Street

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Sarah is a sophomore business and political economy student at NYU with a love of traveling, writing, and new experiences.
She is really enjoying of interviewing awesome New Yorkers and gain insight on the city in a way she has never seen before.
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Stock Vintage: Clothing And Accessories from the 1930’s – 60’s

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“Sometimes it’s difficult to say goodbye” to clothes and items that have a special meaning to us. Stock Vintage vintage shop promises to take good care of your beloved items and put them in good, new hands!

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Set inside a late 1800’s building, Stock Vintage is a vintage shop in the Northern tip of the East Village. They sell primarily menswear, but also interior design and functional antiques. Their products are focused on American work, military clothing and accessories from the 1930’s – 60’s.

Founded by Melissa Howard, in 2006, every item is carefully selected and curated. They range from leather boots and belts to flannel shirts and canvas bags.

Melissa has been an antique collector for many years. Therefore, she knows the significance specific items have and how it only tends to grow. She goes agains the mainstream trend seeking fever, crescent in the fashion industry, focusing on scouting one of a kind pieces.

In addition, the store dedicates to featuring unique pieces. They are early American clothing and complimentary objects that have real historic value and are in good conditions.

Moreover, practically every piece in the store has it’s own story and Melissa reinforces that “sometimes it’s difficult to say Goodbye”. On the other hand, it is important to let go, and let new energies open up, right?

We bet it is! So, let go of your attachments and let your beloved items now start a new journey, with a new owner!

For this reason, after letting go of them, you’ll be able to purchase a few new things! We love a store in East Williamsburg, bordering Bushwick, called The Space NYC. You’ll be sure to find some pretty unique and well-curated products there!

Finally, for the gals out there, we recommend exploring a small, charming vintage store called Antoinette Brooklyn. The products are mainly from the 1950’s and 1990’s and will more definitely enrich your your wardrobe!

For curated Fashion Tours or Personal Shopping focused on vintage store, contact our experts and see how we can assist you!

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 143 East 13th Street

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Dora Marra: A time machine back to the 1920’s and 30’s

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Get your costume with Dora Marra and enter a time machine back to the 1920’s and 30’s! Experience the Jazz Age Lawn Party and feel the nostalgia.

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Yes!!! We are so glad that the 2nd Jazz Age Lawn Party of the year is finally almost here!

On August 13th and 14th, at Governos Island, you’ll be able to “discover and experience one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.”

We’ve written about this event in the past, so take a look at more images to really feel the vibe!

Not sure where to buy your hair accessories?! Well, we’ve got the p-e-r-f-e-c-t place.

Dora Marra is the responsible for the most exclusive and beautiful hair accessories in town. She dresses the cooleset folks that always attend the event, so she’s the one you should go to if you’re attending the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Her pieces are all hand made, plus she has the style and budget for everyone! So, don’t worry. You’ll find the perfect piece to match your style.

Dora works with fascinators, hair accessories, masks, crowns, bridal, halloween, flower pieces and 1920’s head wraps.

You’ll be able to find her every weekend at the street fair in Chinatown. If you prefer, you can contact her directly at: ShopDoraMarra@Gmail.com or 201-974-2850.

For further information be sure to check her website. You’ll definitely fall in love with her work.

Take a look as some of the best vintage shops, where you might be able to find the right attire to wear for the party.

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Olivia Palermo, a Maasai Project Ambassador with Pikolinos

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We are extremely fond of sustainable fashion brands and this project really got my attention. Pikolinos, has joined forces with Olivia Palermo for a fantastic project with the ethnic group called: Massai.

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The shoe brand, Pikolinos has partnered up with the internationally renowned socialite, Olivia Palermo. They’veve joined interests and strength to put together the beautiful Pikolinos’ Maasai Project.

Living in the middle of the African savannah, the Maasai people are known for their amazing, colorful cultural identity. People form all over the world admire their customs and dresses.

Women can be seen sewing underneath some gorgeous trees working amazing hand-embroidered pieces. Today all their garments are make out of cotton, but until the 1960’s they used different animal skin.

The community is extremely passionate about strong colors, and stripped patterns.

Adornments like necklaces, bracelets and earrings can be seen though out the entire village. The accessories are mainly made out of beads and wood, woven together to create unique pieces.

This project helps numerous families to access and receive the most basic of needs such as education, food, and medicine.

The shoes ranges from $99 – $305. On the other hand, accessories range from $45-$89 and bags are $225. You can buy online, so be sure to guarantee your itens and help contribute to this heart-filling cause.

In addition, New York City has countless community projects that you can engage with and help. We closely support the National Multiple Scleroris Society and also coordinate a weekly Feeding Program by Friends in Need.

So, contact us to learn more about them!

And still, if you are a company, and would like to work with local communities to support education, health and more, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with some of the most credible organizations in New York City.

A little about Pikolinos:

The three main values behind the brand are authenticity, originality and naturalness.

“Pikolinos is a lifestyle, a way of seeing the world. It is the search for happiness that always begins with the comfort of our creations. Make yourself comfortable and let happiness begin at your feet.”

www.pikolinos.com

 

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Jay Kos NYC: Definitely Not For The Timid

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Jay Kos NYC is a brand for the bold, unique men with strong and fearless personality. It is definitely not for the timid. If you’re this type of man, then jump right into this post!

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Jay Kos is one of the stores we really enjoy recommending to the bold, unique men with strong and fearless personality.

Jay’s story begins back in Westfield, New Jersey. It doesn’t surprise us when we learned that Jay had a hard time adjusting to the uniformity and lack of individualism of that community. Inside, he wanted to express his talent and creativity, but it was only years later that he got closer to the fashion universe.

At 16 he started his own flea market business and in the early 1990’s he began selling high-end luxury brands. In no time, he was the “talk of the town”!

He even tried Dental School, but found out his real calling, was Fashion!

Today,  Jay is not only a designer, but also a Chef. He gets much of his design inspiration from the food’s tastes, colors and textures! Pretty special, huh!?

His store is located in SoHo and it’s décor sends you back to the 1940’s, with a twist.

He designed a special kitchen that, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll be served a snack by Jay himself! The selection for the bold and adventurous men range from polka-dot ties, felt hats, rich colored vests and blazers, to other pretty exotic items.

In addition, for the more conservative men, they are also able to find amazing items. From perfectly tailored linen and wool suits, corduroy pans and the best: exclusively tailored suits that range from $4,500,up to $20,000. Certainly a special piece to have in your closet.

It can get pretty expensive, but Jay’s singular touch and eye for details do make the price comprehensible.

Shopping at Jay Kos NYC is, above all, a rare experience! So, enjoy!

If you’d like to have a Personal Stylist helping you out, and even pre selecting the items that match your style and taste, contact our experts.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 293 Mott Street

www.jaykos.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebecca Dale Adler (store image) and Jay Kos NYC

Goorin Bros Custom-Made Hats: A Silent Statement

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Goorin Bros journey starts back in 1895, when they set off to create custom-made hats. Today they are one of the best stores in New York to purchase your head adornment!

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“A hat allows you to make a statement without saying a word” – Ben Goorin

Goorin Bros hat shop has a fantastic story!

It all started waaaay back in 1895, with Cassel Goorin. He created custom-made hats off his horse cart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Furthermore, several years later, in 1921, Cassel taught his two sons, Alfred and Ted, the art and business of his trade. When Alfred and Ted took over Cassel’s business, it became the Goorin Brothers.

Alfred and Ted knew about their father’s passion for outdoor activities and decided, in 1948, to create the Grenadier Catalog. In other words, it was a sporting line designed to accommodate the hunter, fisherman and camper alike.

In 1949, Alfred moved to San Francisco, expanding their business and their awareness. They also added hat-related accessories to their successful line of headwear. Unique items like gloves and mittens, socks, and other sportswear were created.

The successful story passed on through generations of the Goorin family. In 1991, Ben Goorin of the 4th generation, observed the cultural movement of the 90’s. He knew that the Goorin archives contained the hats that would make a great comeback.

Eventually, in 2012 Goorin Bros focused on bringing a personal level of genuine interaction back – hat shops and customers.

They wanted to make hat wearing relevant again.

Now, imagine a world with beautifully crafted hats once again reigning the street scene. How cool would that be!? Well, on our end, we’re huge supporters!

Plus, sometimes you can be lucky enough to see a rare solo set in their Williamsburg store!

Note! They to have hats for women too, so girls, go there have fun! If you have kinds, they have the trendiest options too.

In addition, if you just love head adornments and you’re, lets stay, the “bold” type-a-gal, you might want to check out Dora Marra. She has one of the best stores in New York.

Do you need help shopping in New York and want a professional Personal Shopper with you? Contact our team of experts so we can tell you more about this service! And yet, for Corporate requests or event to customize a unique benchmark experience, we can assist you and your team.

Hours:
Please check specific store for store hours.

Locations:
181 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
195B 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
26 Prince Street, Nolita
337 Bleecker Street, West Village

www.goorin.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Goorin Bros, Mary Jane Lane, Frankie Michelle and The Salty Blonde

Satya Twena And Her Custom-Made ManHATtan Luxe Hats

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New York is one of the perfect cities around the globe to use and abuse of hats! Being in the #1 Fashion Capital of the World, Satya Twena  contributes to this fantastic industry in grand style with her custom-made ManHATtan Luxe Hats!

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New York City has one of the biggest diversity of styles on the streets. So, you can literally find amazing head props wandering around town, as well as the most amazing custom-made hats.

Within this creative universe is Satya Twena, a fashion entrepreneur and fine milliner/hatter.

In addition, each hat is handcrafted in New York City utilizing vintage blocks and free-hand forming techniques to create wearable art.

And, for the hat lovers, you can schedule an appointment to visit their showroom and customize your own piece of art!

A few of the heads she dresses before are: Oprah, Usher, Lady Gaga, Kelly Framel from The Glamourai, Rocky Barnes, Maggie Grace, Leandra Medine from The ManRepeller, June Ambrose, Baratunde Thurston, Bruno Mars, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Biel, Kim Pesch from Eat Sleep Wear, Snoop Dog, Samuel L. Jackson, Skin, Tom Hanks and several other big names!

Impressive list, right?

You can find her hats in different stores in New York like Edon Manor and This is Story. In addition, she is also already present in a few other places like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern California, Alabama, Florida, Texas and even in Japan!

Curiosities about Satya Twena: Satya grew up in Southern California & graduated from Wellesley College. She is a preztel croissant fanatic, finds comfort in Paris & practices meditation.

We love it!

Hours:
For a custom-made hat, email them to book an appointment, or contact our experts.

Locations:
Edon Manor: 391 Greenwich Street
Henri Bendel: 712 5th Avenue
This is Story: 144 10th Avenue
Treasure & Bond: 350 West Broadway

http://satyatwena.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Satya Twena, Nickonken and Melanie Dunea

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