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A Fashion Revolution Week Event In Brooklyn

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If you’re into Fashion and/or Sustainability, you cannot miss this event! Get The People and Balanced Fashion Present: A Fashion Revolution Week event.

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Get The People and Balanced Fashion Present: A Fashion Revolution Week event.

An immersive evening of networking, conscious fashion pop-ups, compelling conversation, all-star panelists, cocktails and did we say afterparty?!

The Fashion Revolution week happens from April 23rd through the 26th, and this event will happen on the last day: April 26th, starting at 6:30pm!

They’ll be talking about “Sustainable Fashion: How brand storytelling can help reshape the future of sustainable fashion“.

For tickets: click here!


What exactly to expect from these conversations?

We’ll explore how the power of brand storytelling and how it can empower sustainable brands to connect with a broader audience of conscious mainstream consumers.

We’ll dive into rich discussion with an all-star panel of industry experts and founders of top sustainable brands to discover how they approach building a tribe of loyal consumers, the challenges they face, and take a look at the road ahead for sustainable fashion.”

A wide range of topics will be discussed by some of the top industry professionals:

  • Why your ethical story isn’t necessarily your brand story.
  • Why it’s important to have a strong storytelling and design for any brand.
  • Can brand position routed in lifestyle and culture win new mainstream consumers over at the higher sustainable / ethical price point.
  • Why aren’t more people putting their money where their heart is.
  • What are the ways (if any) your brand “gives back” on a social level and how is it intervened into the brand’s story?
  • How in-store activations and showrooms can build community and tribe.
  • What positive and negative impact do influencers and celebrities have on the issue of consumption.

For tickets: click here!


Fashion Revolution Week Freehold Brooklyn Panel Discussion

Who you’ll listen to and learn from?

Dana Davis: Director of Sustainability at Mara Hoffman

Dana Davis graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2003, and immediately co-founded a design label and retail store in Brooklyn. After several years, her passion in production and design led to her to work across the apparel industries at various companies such as Urban Outfitters, Macy’s and Carlisle Group.

In 2010, she was recruited by Mara Hoffman to lead and grow the company’s Production Department and in 2012, became the Director of Production & Design and was integral in the company’s transformation into the recognizable and widely distributed brand that it is today.

In 2015, Founder and President Mara Hoffman appointed Davis to spearhead the company’s transition towards sustainability.

Read more…


Shivam Punjya: Founder of Behno

New York Through The Eyes of the Tech Entrepreneur: Graham Mann

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New York-based Tech Entrepreneur, Graham Mann, shared with us his 7 top tips in New York! Check out where the cool tech crowd hangs out!

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Graham Mann is cofounder of Lean Systems, a logistics startup with offices in New York and Montreal, a graduate of Techstars NYC, and recipient of the 2017 Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur award. He grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and did his undergrad degree in engineering at McGill University in Montreal.

He still leads the non-profit organization he founded, called Sail All, which provides sailing opportunities for youth in his home province of Nova Scotia, and mentors new entrepreneurs whenever he can, particularly for Founder Institute Montreal and Startup Weekend.

In his spare time you can usually find him on or near the water, sailing, windsurfing, or attempting surfing and kiteboarding, or out taking photos.

He writes regularly on his blog, and just launched a podcast called Starting Stories, where he interviews entrepreneurs, creatives, and more to talk about how they got started, and the habits and tools that led to their success.

Take a look at his 7 top tips in New York:


For Pizza: Lucali

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“I discovered Lucali through a cousin living nearby, and it’s known to locals for good reason: their pizza is delicious. They only serve pizza and calzones, and have different ingredients every day. It’s also BYOB – go to Henry Street Wine and Liquors down the street for some super-friendly advice on which wines to get. Go early as there’s no reservations, and it’s cash only.”

Their first and only location in New York is Carroll Gardens, in Brooklyn. The restaurant is specialized in pizzas and calzones, but also offers appetizer salads and fresh sides. Their thin-crusted pizzas and home-made sauces are loved not only by their neighbors, but by guests that come from all over NYC. Hence, the house is always full, as Graham mentioned above.

If you’re into craft draft and bottled beers, they have a good selection, as well as a wine menu with low production Italian wines.

Who’s the mind behind this all? The pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and he also has a location in Miami.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 12am
Friday – Sunday: 1pm – 12am

Location: 575 Henry Street

www.lucali.com


For Cocktails: Brooklyn Social Bar

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“After pizza and wine at Lucali, you can stop by Brooklyn Social Bar on your way back to the subway. The atmosphere is great, cocktails are delicious, and the bartenders are super friendly. Go on an off-night and get to know the bartenders.”

Located in Carroll Gardens, this spot was the former Society Riposto, a private member’s Sicilian Club. This group started back in the early 1900’s, and only in 1967 they actually rented out this spot.

They had private gatherings and parties led by Isidoro Parisi and his group of Italian friends.

After the memberships slowly dissolving throughout the years, 3 30-year old Brooklyn residents decided to purchase and renovate the place.

Many of the decorations are still the original ones with amazing, vintage pictures and ornaments, allowing it to keep its original vibe.

It’s surely a place that will take you back to the past, as in you entered another place on Earth.

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 2am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 4am

Location: 335 Smith Street

http://brooklynsocialbar.com


For Those Interested In Travel: Voyager HQ

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“For anyone interested in, working in, or looking for a job in travel, you should be hanging out at Voyager HQ. It’s where we work in New York, the staff are super friendly, and they hold lots of great events. If you’re interested in travel, you should be there.”

We have to agree! We love everything that VoyagerHQ does and we are there quite often!

The place is great and the crowd is perfect for networking. They say they are “A Club for Travel Innovators”, so if this at all calls your attention, you should pass by.

In addition, they host some pretty cool events from breakfasts with industry professionals, to pitch nights with fantastic start-ups urging to change the world!

Location: 137 West 25th Street

www.voyagerhq.com


To Escape the City (sort of): Roosevelt Island

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“One of my college roommates grew up here, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Roosevelt Island. It’s right next to Manhattan, yet you’d never know it when you’re there, given how peaceful and quiet it is. Take the tram or subway there, go for a run, grab a coffee, or check out the beautiful new Cornell Tech campus.”

Yup, Roosevelt Island is a “life apart”, even though it’s nestled in the middle of the East River.

It’s a great place to go explore during the weekends!

If you have to pick a way to get there, we do recommend the tram. The journey will start with a spectacular view of Manhattan Island, Queens and the East River.

You’ll most certainly capture breathtaking Instagrammable shots!

The island has only one main street, called Main Street, ha, and a few additional side roads! But you can always walk towards the water through the path – that’s there the best views are.

If you’re the adventurous type, be sure to explore the Smallpox Hospital, also known as the Renwick Smallpox Hospital, in the Southern tip of the island.


Place to Take a Canadian: New York Islanders game

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“For Canadians, there’s no better way to spend an evening than at a hockey game, but given how popular it is in Canada, you’re lucky to get seats for a reasonable price. Take them to an Islanders game and they’ll love it, and for bonus points take them when they’re playing their favorite team.”

Canadians do love Hockey, but his is literally an activity for anyone that enjoys sports.

Moreover, if you or your friends have never been to a hockey game, we have to agreed you HAVE TO go to one.

Live hockey is definitely a thrilling experience and it’ll be a night of fun!

https://www.nhl.com/islanders 


For Whisky: Caledonia Bar

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“I got more of a taste for scotch after spending two weeks traveling Scotland last spring, and Caledonia Bar has the best selection I’ve found in New York. The atmosphere is as good as the whisky selection, and it’s a great place to take a date.”

Caledonia Bar has two locations in Manhattan. One is at the Upper East Side and the other at the Upper West Side, of Manhattan.

They have a great drink list, a few food options that vary a bit in each location and, a fantastic list of House Rules!

Wanna know some of them?

  • Five percent off for Tinder dates, you need to prove it by showing us your initial awkward messages
  • No credit card minimum, but if you keep swiping your card all night you are wasting paper, killing trees and in the long run killing all of humanity you selfish bastard. Start a Tab!
  • Gentlemen, this is a lady friendly bar, if it’s clear that they are not interested in you then stop talking to them. Obviously this rule does not apply to me.

Ha! So fun! Anyway, enjoy your scotch night out!

Hours:
Upper West Side: Monday – Sunday: 4pm – 4am
Upper East Side: Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 4am and Friday – Sunday: 4pm – 4am

Locations:
424 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side
1609 2nd Avenue, Upper East Side

www.caledoniabar.com


For Shopping: Everlane

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“I generally try to avoid shopping in person as much as possible, but Everlane makes the experience enjoyable. I love that their simple, classic lines don’t overwhelm you with choice, and their commitment to ethical factories and transparent pricing make them a brand you can get behind. They currently only have two brick-and-mortar locations, and one is in New York.”

Located in the super cool neighborhood of Nolita, in Manhattan, Everlane believes in “Exceptional quality.
Ethical factories. Radical Transparency.” Totally up our alley!

Plus, their collections and products are timeless pieces that will be part of your wardrobe for a long time. How? Well, they source the finest materials and aren’t too focused on trends.

Oh! And still, they let the customer know exactly the true cost of materials, labor, transportation, taxes, etc…for the item they are purchasing. We love it!

They offer a complete line of products for men and women that believe, like them, that “we can all make a difference”.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Location: 28 Prince Street

www.everlane.com


Thank you, Graham, for sharing these 7 top tips in New York! We are sure you will enjoy them all!

Finally, if you enjoyed this interview, we are positive you loved all the places that David Yarus, the Founder of the app JSwipe, shared with us! He listed 5 NYC spots that you’ve probably never been to! They are all surely worth the visit, so check them out!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of The Associated Press for the Washington’s Top News, Mc_Gutty, P_Nali and the venues

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

www.stockvintagenyc.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Loveadorned and Stock Vintage

Ascari Bicycles are Handmade with Pride by Helio Ascari

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Ascari Bicycles offers the most amazing classically designed, hand-built bicycles. As they say, they are handmade with pride and handcrafted in the U.S., by Helio Ascari.

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“Looking back to move forward.” ~ Helio Ascari

We all know how valuable handcrafted goods are, right? Furthermore, we also know how they exponentially increase the charm of a place.

Founded in 2011 by the designer Helio Ascari and frame builder Gary Mathis, Ascari Bicycles fuses a timeless sense of fashion with an equally timeless appreciation for the hand-built bicycle.

With the finest material, Ascari builds their own bikes – one by one. In addition, he cares about the minimal details, making sure it’s the perfect bike in aesthetics, fit and ride.

As a matter of fact, here is how Helio explains:

“At Ascari Bicycles we design and build our bikes. All our frames, forks and stems are made by us in the USA. By using time proven techniques and only the best materials we are able to build the finest bicycles on the planet.

As with the details such as our logos and head badges, the dropout faces and serial number badges are brazed in copper and brass.

They are works of art themselves. With a jewelers touch we bring the luxury to compliment the time and passion built into each Ascari.

As the Ascari name is synonymous with Formula One auto racing, Ascari Bicycles hopes to be as synonymous with the enduring legacies of fashion and cycling.”

Are craving to order your first Ascari bike? Well, you can be involved as much as you like in the design process! It is really going to be a one of a kind art work for you!

In 2016, they opened their first brick & mortar store, in collaboration with two friends. New York City based Max Poglia and Milan based Alessandro Squarzi. What a talented trio!

The store is named The Space NYC and is one of the most amazing places we’ve recently seeing opening. It’s a multi-faceted location with a store, workshop space, creative studio and a highly-curated showroom, in Bushwick.

We adore their work and the newly launched location in Bushwick is fascinating. It’s certainly a unique store, great concept, fantastic products and with a very strong and individual identity. Therefore, they are light years ahead of the traditional retail market.

Most certainly, one of the top places we recommend to visit if you’re passing by New York City, or if you live here.

Moreover, if you have any specific request regarding products, workshops, events, or any Corporate inquiries, let us help you out!

And last, after visiting the The Space NYC, you might want to check out the neighborhood. We love Honey’s, side by side with the store, with great wine options. AP Café, is a small spot, perfect for a coffee pitstop. In addition, if you want to explore the neighborhood at night, visit our friends at Lot 45 Bushwick, or see what’s going on at the House of Yes.

Hours:
The Space NYC opens Monday – Friday: 12pm-6pm
Weekend visits by appointment only!
To learn more about Ascari Bicycles, are also by appointment only.

Location: The Space NYC – 99 Scott Avenue

http://ascaribicycles.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ascari Bicycles
** This post was updated on February 8th, 2017. **

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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!

A Downtown NYC Shopping Guide for Men by Joey Zauzig

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If you’re looking for few great places to shop for men’s clothing and accessories, take a look at this selection by our amazing Contributor, Joey Zauzig! It’s a short downtown NYC shopping guide for men.

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Downtown shopping is something that some would describe as challenging. Uptown shopping has a stigma of having the best stores for your go-to closet must-haves.

Moreover, some of the best spots to shop at downtown do exist. They just might be a bit trickier to find and filter out with all the other boutiques on every street in the downtown boroughs.

For instance, some of my favorite stores from Midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn include, Dover Street Market, Fish for the Hip and Bird.


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Bird is always a great shop not just because of the must have mens pieces it has to offer, but the comfy, downtown environment. Not many know about this retail gem, but you might feel like you’ve struck gold when you see the refined men’s section.

So, trust me, sure to find your winter to fall transition piece here.

Hours:
Williamsburg | Cobble Hill | Fort Greene: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Park Slope: Daily: 11am – 7pm

Locations:
203 Grand Street, Williamsburg
220 Smith Street, Cobble Hill
85 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene
316 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope

www.shopbird.com


Fisch for the Hip

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THIS STORE UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

To be honest, when it comes to designer re-sale, I’m always a bit weary. Additionally, there are so many “popular” ones, you really never know what you are going to get.

Fisch for the Hip is key to finding your favorite designer staples.

Location: 88 1/2 7th Avenue

www.fischforthehip.com


Dover Street Market

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Last, but certainly not least, Dover Street Market.

It not only has the dopest selection of your favorite classic and more eclectic pieces, but wins for best esthetically pleasing shopping experience.

Sometimes window shopping isn’t such a depressing thing and if you’re going to do this it would be here. Yet, you would most likely find yourself buying the latest designer piece to hit the floor or grabbing a pastry at Rose Cafe.

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

Location: 160 Lexington Avenue

http://newyork.doverstreetmarket.com


Plus, if you are interested in consulting with a Personal Shopper for a private service, let our experts arrange it for you. They will put together a customized NYC shopping guide based on your requests, including budget!

In addition, for Corporate requests regarding Fashion Trend Tours or Study Tours, contact out experts to understand what type of projects we’ve done in the past.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joey Zauzig and the Venues

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

Inventory Magazine: Design, Craftsmanship, Culture For Boys

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Inventory Magazine was launched in 2009 as an online and biannual publication. With focus on design, craftsmanship and culture, they definitely stand out from other publications out there!

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AFTER 7 YEARS, UNFORTUNATELY THEY’VE DECIDED TO STOP PUBLISHING INVENTORY!

The founders focus on exploring a unique and global perspective on design, craftsmanship and culture, instead of only scouting trends.

Furthermore, the goal is to offer an experience based on brands, designers and artists that have the commitment to quality and desire for innovation!

The magazine emphasizes on accomplished journalism and amazing imagery. In addition, they are working to represent contemporary icons alongside future influencers.

So, guided by the same principles, the Inventory store offers a carefully considered selection of brands, publications and objects. They are all available online and at retail spaces in New York and Vancouver. You can also find them at Dover Street Market’s London and Tokyo locations.

Unfortunately, they’ve decided to stop publishing the magazine in 2016.

Below you can see the letter written by Ryan Willms, the Founder:

“Inventory Magazine: 2009-2016 — After seven years, we’ve decided to stop publishing Inventory. We’re extremely grateful to everyone that has supported the magazine by advertising with us or selling it in their stores; to those of you that have purchased a copy; and to the people and brands that have helped to bring our pages to life over the course of thirteen issues.

Making this magazine has been such a valuable experience. The lessons learned, knowledge gained, and relationships cemented will never be replaced, and it’s a journey that I’ll remember forever. Due to the content and the people involved, it’s been a very personal project from the start, and I have to say the biggest thank you to my colleagues along the way. Plus, I want to acknowledge the pivotal work of Simon Roe from the beginning to the very end, as well as the roles played by Philip Watts and Owen Parrott, Stephen Mann and Anthony Hooper, Matthew Klassen and Chris Allen. Without your dedication Inventory would not have reached the same heights.

I look back on the legacy of what we’ve created with awe and pride, but the publishing landscape has shifted and it feels like the right time to move on, to conclude things with arguably our best issue, and pursue new challenges and opportunities.

Sincerely,
Ryan Willms”

We wish you guys all the best an can’t wait to see your upcoming projects!

With design in mind, you might want to take a look at a post we did about Bang & Olufsen. They have a fantastic vintage collection that will enrich your home’s design.

www.inventorymagazine.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Inventory Magazine
** This post was updated on September 2nd, 2017. **

Ernest Alexander Design Shop: A Unique Menswear in NYC

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Ernest Alexander, a great menswear in New York, launched a few weeks back, his design shop in New York City that is opened to the public!

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In the end of 2014 the city received a gift! Ernest Alexander opened his design shop for the public, in Lower Midtown.

The current flagship store, in SoHo, works exclusively with ready-to-wear menswear and accessories.

Going back in time:

The brand exists for over 5 years now and Earnest started from the desire of creating the perfect men’s messenger bag.

The idea was to create a messenger bag with “clean lines, functionality, traditional materials blended with a slightly modern aesthetic, something durable and good-looking”.

It took time, work and long exhausting hours of planning and testing, but around a year later, voilá! The Hudson Messenger was born!

One of the most special aspects in the brand is the choice of manufacturing everything around the New York City area and supporting NYC’s Garment District. There they offer the possibility for new designers to challenge their ideas and start their own clothing lines!

Cool right? We just love it!

Well, Ernest took another big step in 2014 opening his Design Store for the public to get a glimpse of their amazing work.

Ernest explained to WWD:

“I want people to walk into my showroom store and get the full experience of the brand. From seeing all we have to offer in accessories and ready-to-wear, customers will also get the opportunity to see where I work and where I get my inspirations.”

The Ernest Alexander: Design Shop opens by appointment only.  You can schedule Tuesdays through Thursdays and for walk-ins on Friday.

If you are not the type that is excited to shop and you just want to get things done, you might want to consider consulting our private Personal Shopping services.

Our experts pre select everything before hand, based on your style and budget. So, when you arrive at the store(s), it’s pretty seamless and painless.

Come explore the more unique menswear in NYC

Locations:
Store: 98 Thompson Street, SoHo
Design Studio: 15 West 28th Street, 4th Floor, Lower Midtown

UNFORTUNATELY THEY CLOSED THEIR NYC STORE, BUT SELL ONLINE!

www.ernestalexander.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Ernest Alexander and WWD
** This post was updated on August 13th, 2017. **

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