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Zero Waste Daniel: Transforming Scraps Into Fashion

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Have you heard of Zero Waste Daniel? If not, you should really see what these guys are doing in Brooklyn! They are a “the first line of zero waste clothing, made from reroll, the fabric of the future!”

The first time I met Daniel, from Zero Waste Daniel, I thought: “What a kind, sweet and intelligent guy!” Well, it didn’t take much to validate my first impression.

After talking to him for a few minutes, I learned and was already completely in love with what he was working on.

Daniel started a sustainable fashion brand called Zero Waste Daniel (ZWD) and the idea behind it is literally phenomenal. ZWD is the “first line of zero waste clothing, made from reroll, the fabric of the future. It is composed of 100% scrap material.”

As a young boy, Daniel knew that he wanted to start making clothes and as he says, experimenting with fabric. So, his mom took him every now and then to a fabric store which he could get scraps of fabric and just start creating different pieces by sewing everything together.

Of course, he decided to study fashion. Daniel went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and got a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion/Apparel Design. This also gave him the opportunity of spending 1 year in Milan, also studying Fashion/Apparel Design.

While working in the fashion industry, Daniel noticed that every company – big or small, high-end to mass market – had the same problem.

They all had tons and tons of waste material that was thrown out after fabrication.

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That’s when the idea came to life! Why throw all this material out and not reuse it in a smart way, reducing waste and creating beautiful, unique clothes?

It’s amazing how much material is thrown away and how much we can actually do with it. And, how we can take this material that is free or has very little cost and do things like create job for New Yorkers, instead of off-shoring and making more waste overseas.

Daniel saw the opportunity of transforming this into a sustainable business!

While talking to him, I asked what he’d say to kids that are almost of our college and dream about starting their own fashion business. His first recommendation was:

One thing that always works and that is one of the reasons why my Operations Manager, Julia, found me and stayed with me for all these years, as we got this business going, was that: business that are actually solving a problem or answering a question are statistically most likely to succeed.

And we agree 10000%! When you’re addressing bigger issues that resonate with people worldwide, you’ll most certainly be able to grow your business, because people will back up your idea.

His collection is not only beautiful, but gives you the chance of having one of a kind pieces that only YOU will own.

In a world where the fast-fashion is growing so rapidly and that everyone is looking the same on the streets, Dan is going back to basics and bringing back the concept of “being YOUnique”.

One of the coolest things in the store, is that his atelier is there too! You can see his team working on the upcoming pieces on-sight. It’s certainly an experience!

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All his pieces are unisex, which is one of the other beauties in his work. You’ll find everything from t-shirts, sweaters, coats, jackets, hoodies, tank tops, joggers, shorts and even a few accessories.

If you really want to have the most exclusive pieces, check out his one of a kind collection, currently with designs of Frida Kahlo and David Bowie – both of which we’re huge fans!

We love it all and certainly became huge fans of Daniel, his team and his brand!

Oh, and if you’re interested in helpful tips on how to clean your home sustainably, check out this comprehensive guide on Zero Waste Cleaning.

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

Location: 369 Hooper Street

https://zerowastedaniel.com


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The NYC Rock’n’Roll World Of The Wanderlust Girls

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Come explore the NYC rock’n’roll world of Emily and Abigail, creators of Wanderlust Girls! Enjoy their 9 best behind the scenes spots in New York City!

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Emily and Abigail (the Wanderlust Girls) met in middle school many eons ago (18 years to be exact), in a small town just outside of Boston.

They grew up sharing a love for fashion, rock’n’roll and adventure. These shared interested morphed into a blog, WanderLust Girls back in 2010, which has since grown into the fashion, lifestyle, travel brand they run today.

The girls recently expanded their business down in Nashville, which you will be seeing more of on their social media soon.

If they are not in Nashville hanging with rock stars or repping their black clad closets on the New York City streets, they are likely in the air jetting to a new location for their next travel piece.

Take a look below to see their 9 best behind the scenes spots in New York City:


I NEED MORE

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“I NEED MORE is a clothing store with all the spikes and studs you can dream of. (Yes, we dream about spikes and studs.) The owner, Jimmy Webb is a rock’n’roll legend in the city who we are lucky enough to call a friend. Every piece in the shop is unique, bold, and badass.”

As they say, this is literally a “A Rock’N’Roll clothing store for everybody”! The store is true a labor of love and dedication. You’ll certainly love it all: from the goo goo muck chandelier to the hand pained zebra stripe dressing rooms and painting on the walls!

They are a multi-label store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and always have big names coming by! A few famous friends in their list are: the one and only Ewan McGregor, Slash, Alice Cooper and Duff McKagan!

Pass by to see what they are up to!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm

Location: 75A Orchard Street

http://ixneedxmore.com


Duff’s Brooklyn

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“If you ever wanted to sit in an electric chair, look no further! Duff’s Brooklyn has its very own, as well as some of the creepiest, yet amazing decor we’ve ever seen. Enjoy some metal music and don’t forget to spin the wheel to win various prizes. Keep spinning until you get the Jesus juice.”

Founded in 1999 back in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, in Manhattan, this metal mecca finally moved into Brooklyn in 2004 and is the place to go if you a heavy metal lover. If you’re not part of this lifestyle, it’s still a fantastic place to go explore and broaden your horizons.

The spot, now located in South Williamsburg, is certainly a true metal place. Names like Pantera, Iron Maiden, Kerry King of Slayer, Exodus, Machine Head, The Sword, and many others have visited it.

Let’s rock!

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 6pm – 4am

Location: 168 Marcy Avenue

www.duffsbrooklyn.com


Jane Motorcycles

“Jane Motorcycles is our favorite place to go scope for beautiful bearded motorcycle riding men… I mean they have great coffee, that’s why we go. This beautifully curated moto gear shop surrounds the actually really great coffee shop. It’s amazing in the nice weather when they open the garage style door and you can enjoy your latté will gazing at all the motorcycles lined up outside.”

This is the ultimate NYC’s custom motorcycles, apparel, gear, art, books, and espresso shop, and we love it too! Alexander DiMattio and Adam Kallen started Jane with the objective of putting a new take on a motorcycle shop. And…they did it flawlessly!

These guys are from Brooklyn and everything in their store translates the vibe of the neighborhood and the lifestyle they personally enjoy.

They literally created this store out of scratch – actually it’s not their original location, since they were forced to move out of their other place. But, a blessing in disguise, for sure. At this spot, they were able to transform into reality all their dreams of what their store should looks like, such as the huge coffee counter and the garage door roll-up.

We are also huge coffee lovers, and their coffee partner is delicious, with ethically source coffee from all over the world – totally up our alley, since we work with and support sustainable traveling!

Definitely a must-go spot!

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am – 7pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Location: 396 Wythe Avenue

https://janemotorcycles.com


Pinks

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“Pinks a fun hot rod style bar with motorcycle chain chandeliers and random car parts throughout the watering hole. Make sure you stop by for rock n’ roll bingo. Lots of fun prizes and great tunes!”

This is also a place we enjoy a lot!

Pink, in the Lower East Side, is a great spot to go for drinks, good music, a great crowd and even to celebrate your birthday.

They have a pretty cool private room in the back, if you prefer having your guests all together and more comfortable.

As they explain: “Pinks is what happens when a musician & a motorcycle enthusiast come together & build a bar around their love of Kustom Kulture.”

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 2am
Thursday – Friday: 5pm – 4am
Saturday: 12pm – 4am
Sunday: 12pm – 2am

Location: 242 East 10th Street

http://pinks.nyc


Grit N Glory

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“Grit N Glory is a rock’n’roll one-stop-shop, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Whether you are looking for a shirt with a satanic cat on it, some new ink (they have their own tattoo shop) or a tea cup for your vodka, they have it!”

The store offers a full collection for men, women and even a collection for the cool kids, besides accessories and housewares!

You’ll also be able to see some pretty crazy shots signed by Mark Weiss where he featured Alice Cooper, Boy George, Metallica, Guns’N’Roses, Mick Jagger and Ozzy in the 1980’s.

Hours: Daily from 12pm – 8pm

Location: 186 Orchard Street

www.gritnglory.com


Three of Cups

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UNFORTUNATELY THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

“Three of Cups, if you’re are in the mood for a delicious Italian meal and some light death metal you are in the right spot. On street level Three of Cups is a beautiful restaurant with drool-worthy pizzas and pasta dishes. Meanwhile, the basement has pretty heavy metal music playing, leopard print poles, and a badass crowd.”

Who doesn’t love Italian food made from these old family recipes and pizzas, right?

Located in the East Village, Three of Cups was founded back in 1992 and they really know the essence in making good pizza.

If you’re not that into pizza – if this even exists, lol – their food menu comes from recipes from the Southern Italian regions like Sicily, Naples and Bari.

And still, if you’re into pizza and pasta but keep track of all the calories you eat, don’t worry…they have delicious gluten-free options on the menu.

Location: 83 1st Avenue


Gutter Bar

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Our Founder, Fê, with her friends at The Gutter, in Williamsburg.

“Gutter Bar Brooklyn, has great cheap whiskey and a retro style bowling alley in the back. Equipped with 8 lanes to show off your skills. They also have a pool table. It’s a really great place to go with a group of friends on a cold winter day.”

We were so excited to see the Gutter Bar as part of Emily’s and Abigail’s list! This is a spot that we go a lot to and always have a great time!

Now, don’t expect a super fancy bowling alley because, as the girls mentioned, it’s a retro style one. But, then again, who need fancy to have fun, right?

They have a full bar, a pool table (be sure to place your Quarter on the table to get in line) and the bowling alley. Oh! And after passing by the restrooms, you’ll see another room! Walk in! They have a stage with live music and a dance floor!

It can be a while – a few hours – until you play, so you can arrive early, or just get your number and enjoy the bar until your time comes.

Hours Williamsburg:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 4am
Friday: 2pm – 4am
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4am

Hours Long Island City:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 2am
Friday: 2pm – 2am
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 2am

Locations:
200 North 14th Street, Williamsburg
10-22 46th Avenue, Long Island City

www.thegutterbrooklyn.com/williamsburg


Enchantments

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“Enchantments is the oldest occult store in NYC. This space is filled with wonderfully witchy items from candles to bring love into your life, herbs and oils to rid yourself of ex boyfriends, books like ‘The Witches Bible’ and of course, tarot cards. Literally all you could ever need.”

The store is located in the East Village and opened back in 1982! Their mission is: Our mission is to help people empower themselves, heal and grow through spiritual practice. We believe in the principle “harm none,” and do not endorse items that hurt others.

Their Apothecary has over 100 recipes and can be mixed and matched according to what you are looking for.

Their incenses, oils, baths and other products are hand-made. They still have numerous other products like hand-carved candles, holders, statues, books, jewelry, talismans, cards and so many other super cool magical tools!

Be sure to go with time, since you’ll certainly be drawn to many different products!

Hours:
Wednesday – Monday: 1pm – 8:45pm
Closed Tuesday

Location: 424 East 9th Street

www.enchantmentsincnyc.com


Obscura Antiques

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“Obscura Antiques, a small antique and oddities shop located in the East Village. We once got a bat skeleton there! So, if you’re in the market for bones, taxidermy, or even a Romanian AK-47 Bayonet, you hit the jackpot! Give yourself at least an hour to look through everything. You’ll find some gems for sure.”

Looking through these old antiques and oddities is certainly a journey into the past and can be quite amusing if you let your mind fly.

They are the oldest shop in this category in NYC and they ‘carry medical, scientific, natural history, fraternal, circus/sideshow, and all things unusual’.

Plus, as they mentioned, we also believe it’s a great place to find a unique gift. Well, it will certainly be a gift your loved one will remember forever!

Enjoy your exploration!

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

Location: 207 Avenue A

http://www.obscuraantiques.com


Thank you Emily and Abigail (the Wanderlust Girls), for sharing with us your 9 best behind the scenes spots in New York City!

If you enjoy rock’n’roll, you will also enjoy Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint. They’ve already hosted small, unexpected gigs with Nirvana!

Also, take a look at this interview with Andre Vasconcellos, one of the most amazing NY-based guitarists we know!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of all the venues
*Last Update on April/2020.*

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 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.lucalibrooklyn.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!

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 in 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!


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*Last Update on April/2020.*

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!

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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*Last Update on March/2020.*

Vaute Couture: Vegan Fashion Is The New Hype in NYC

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Vegan Fashion is the new hype in NYC! Vaute Couture is shaking the fashion industry in New York City and has been called “the next Stella McCartney”. We are one of their biggest fans, for sure!

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THIS STORE UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED AND ONLY SELLS ONLINE!

The other day, our Founder, Fê Paronetto, was talking to a very dear neighbor and friend of hers that is Vegan about how hard it is to find sustainable, cruelty-free winter coats in New York. Most of the brands use some type of animal product in their products: fur, feathers, leather, etc.

So, her neighbor mentioned about a brand that is getting more and more attention over the past few years.

Vaute Couture, founded in 2008 by the gorgeous Leanne Maily, stands for “Haute” + “V” for Vegan.

They explain that they are:

The ethical fashion house for animal lovers: 100% vegan + eco + made in New York City”!

For a start, Leanne stopped eating animals at the age of 10 and, after that, her passion for sharing the Vegan lifestyle grew exponentially as the years went by! She also felt it was quite impossible to find beautiful, hot, “animal-free” winter coats in Chicago, where she lived before moving to NYC.

Subsequently, for a full 8 months, she researched all the fabrics in the market and all her possibilities. Some time after starting the brand, she moved to New York City, where she opened a first store in Williamsburg.

Then, on February of 2013, during the NYFW, she was named the “rebel of fashion week”. Plus, she received the title of the “next Stella McCartney”.

Obviously, this catapulted her brand helping her break out to the main stream audience.

In addition, the materials used come from recycled organic plastic bottles, organic fabrics and other cruelty-free materials. For example, the sweaters contain recycled cotton from the fashion industry.

The store, located on the cool Lower East Side of Manhattan, offers a huge variety of items. For the Ladies: basics, tops, sweaters, bottoms, dresses, shoes, gowns, body suits, swimwear, to the perfect winter coats – snow and wind proof, hats and jewelry. Today, they focus primarily on winter coats and sweaters.

Eventually, they more recently started the Gentlemen’s collection, so it has a smaller variety. It’s always been only winter coats and sweaters!

Additionally, the brand recently collaborated and threw a great party inside the store for Project Chimps. This project is a new sanctuary for 200+ chimps retiring from biomedical research.

They partnered up with other brands like: Vegan Treats, Kat Von D Beauty, Blossom Du Jour, Mother of Pearl, Querciabella, Kombrewcha, Urban Vegan Kitchen and Fresh & Co.

The Dodo debuted a video of the first 9 chimps first few weeks of freedom, and Vaute Couture designed a benefit tee that you can buy, to support them!

Pretty cool initiative, right?

Wanna know one of the coolest perks at the store?

Lastly, the 12 first customers that walk in every day are lucky to get a huge – and to-die-for – doughnut from Dunwell Doughnuts! We are completely addicted to them, by the way! One of the best doughnuts in New York City!

So, come explore this new hype in NYC!

Location: 114 Stanton Street, Lower East Side

https://vautecouture.com


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

Tenet: A Principle, Belief, Or Doctrine At Southampton

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Going to the Southampton for a chill weekend is a great escape from the city. Shopping locally, can be quite an experience at the local boutiques, like Tenet!

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Founded in November of 2009, by Jesse Warren, Tenet is “a lifestyle brand with the goal of creating a uniquely curated collection of emerging and well established fashion labels as well as a selection of contemporary art and furniture.

What does Tenet mean:

“It’s a noun. Means – a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially: one held in common by members of an organization or movement.”

From clothes and hand-made surf boards, art and design pieces, books and magazines, every item available at Tenet has been thoroughly considered”.

A few designers that you’ll find are Isabel Marant, Golden Goose, Zimmermann, and Sally LaPointe. As mentioned above they are all carefully curated, so the product mix at the store is fantastic!

For for gentlemen out there, you’ll be able to find great items by brands like APC, Alex Mill, and Gitman Vintage.

Plus, the store is located in the heart of Southamptons, with several other charming places and local boutiques close by. It’s the perfect opportunity to walk around and explore the area!

So, if you are eager to head to the Southampton for a weekend travel getaway or a longer weekend experience, let us know! You might not have a clue where to stay, how to get there, where to eat, shop, so our experts can give you a hand.

In addition, for Corporate travel requests like annual retreats or even if you want to put together a memorable gift for a special client, contact our team to assist you.

It will definitely be a relaxing and priceless experience!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Location: 91 Main Street, Southampton

http://tenetshop.com


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

Redeeming the essence of handicrafted work with New York artisans

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Our Founder, Fê Paronetto, attended a unique weaving class at Space Ninety 8,in Williamsburg. The significance and presence of handcrafted work continues to grow with local New York artisans.

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Handcrafted fashion and handcrafted work has definitely a new meaning today since everything is currently “Made in China”, right? The more customized the better and, when it’s handcrafted, by New York artisans, we love it even more.

This workshop was definitely a must-go for those who believe in creating art with your own hands!

Our Founder, Fê Paronetto, attended a super cool weaving class at Space Ninety 8, in Williamsburg. The afternoon was with the super talented Ahna, Founder of Prissage Studio.

To start, a space sectioned off, within the store, dedicated to the workshop. Urban Outfitters provided some pretty great refreshments, which everyone enjoyed.

As soon as the workshop started, we were provided (to keep!): a handmade wooden loom, tools to weave with – 2 shuttle sticks, a weaving sword, tapestry needle, yarn to finish your tapestry and further instructions.

Plus, it was a 3 hours long course since weaving is a very intensive process. Even so, many people weren’t able to finish their first wall hanging tapestry in class. Ahna taught everyone how continue it at home and finish the piece.

Fê created a tiny one and had enough time to finish it. Take a look at the gallery above to see the final result. Not a pro, but was worth a try…hahaha!

We really enjoyed this unique and fun day with Prissage Studio!

If you like this type of work, take a look at a few home decor stores! We love BDDW, From the Source and Yes Please.


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

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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Joey Zauzig shared some of his favorite stores to refresh your closet!

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

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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


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
*Last Update on March/2020.*

STORY at Macy’s: Reinventing Themes, Curating Object, Anticipating Trends

Let’s reinvent everything every 4 to 8 weeks! “STORY at Macy’s is a space that has the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store.”

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STORY at Macy’s has a fantastic concept, right? We love the math: reinventing themes, curating object and anticipating trends!

To start, the space was launched in the end of 2011 by Rachel Shechtman. She’s been was nominated as “one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40”.

So how did it all start?

“Founded by Rachel Shechtman, a former brand consultant for Kraft, TOMS shoes and Lincoln, the idea was to create a retail concept that would serve as a matchmaker between brands and consumers, integrating strategies of marketing, merchandising, and business development.”

So, let’s go back and understand what their concept actually means.

Well, every four to eight weeks, the 2000 sq ft store completely reinvents itself presenting new themes, objects and trends!

They do a complete makeover from merchandise and store design to floor plan and fixtures.

A few themes they’ve explored are:

  • Design: During NYC Design week)
  • Style.Tech: Connects the dots between style and technology)
  • His: An experiential dialogue about men’s grooming and style)
  • Good: Tapping into our collective power to make change)
  • and other theses like Love, New York, Wellness, Art and more!

As Beth Comstock, CMO and GE at STORY says:

“There is a huge value for brands in having a place where you can experiment, and to have a lab that actually creates a profit and a recurring revenue stream, and gives people a good experience.”

We couldn’t agree more! We love the entire concept, the product curation and specially the experience provided to every single customer that walks into the store!

So, go see what we mean by: reinventing themes, curating object and anticipating trends! They have closed their Chelsea store and now can be found in multiple Macy’s department stores!

We are all about local businesses, but in this case, STORY grew into STORY at Macy’s and is expanding! If you want to go back to exploring something local, a great spot is Rough Trade, in Williamsburg.

Hours: Check store hours online.

Location: Multiple Macy’s locations, please check online.

www.macys.com/social/story


Photo Credits: Courtesy of This is Story at Macy’s
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Djula: A French Fashion Jewelry Brand iIn NYC

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We have to confess, we are completely addicted to these small rings that you can stack up on both hands! Djula offers countless options of these tiny rings, but also of bigger variations!

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We never get tired of Djula!

To start, Djula, launched by Alexandre Corrot in 1994, in the famous and chic Quartier Latin, in Paris was an immediate success.

His fashionable and at the same time, timeless designs have become an addiction not only for us, but for several amazing women.

In addition, famous names like Chiara Ferragni, Rihanna, Natalie Portman, Georgia May Jagger, Zooey Deschanel, Isabeli Fontana and countless others celebrity clients!

Plus, in 2013 they created the first collection for men. They offer pieces for men like watches, bracelets and even protection talismans. We have to state that their pieces are for the more modern, stylish and innovative men out there.

And still, we also enjoy their extremely creative and playful campaigns. Hands are obviously the protagonists and are arranged in interesting ways to best expose the pieces.

Take a look at a behind the scenes video of their 2014 Campaign shoot:


More about the brand:

“Outrageous and provocative, Alexandre Corrot builds his collections, like his campaigns, into authentic works of art. Beyond the constraints of traditional jewelry, the Djula spirit remains that of the young Parisian house spearheading the «Glam Rock» trend in its jewelry almost twenty years ago.” 

More importantly, the sourcing follows rigorous and ethical policies. The impeccable quality and Carrot’s creations are inspired by different women’s personalities.

In conclusion, when you buy jewelry the experience is meant to be a memorable one.

So, if you live in New York City, or if you are visiting and you’re interested in buying fine jewelry, contact our experts to see what our Private Jewelry Shopping & Consultation is all about!

Locations:
155 Spring Street, SoHo
922 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side
Cellini Jewelers on 509 Madison Avenue
Cellini Waldorf on 301 Park Avenue
Fragments on 116 Prince Street

https://djula.fr/en


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Djula
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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