Independent Designer Spotlight: Farrell & Co.

April 09, 2014

Farrell & Co. began with a simple leather wallet and grew to include a line of bags and other small accessories that are made for every day use. Inspired by the struggle find that perfect day-to-day wallet, Farrell & Co. designs all of their bags and wallets with simplicity and functionality in mind.

Each item is handmade and hand dyed in Maine by owner & designer Meg Farrell and her materials are sourced from small tanneries & businesses in the US. Farrell & Co. strongly believes in handcrafted pieces and are making an actives effort to being handmade practices to the market.

SHOP FARRELL & CO.

Independent Designer Spotlight: Loup

April 03, 2014

The second installment in our Independent Designer series is New York based Loup. The line is inspired by vintage fashion icons, like Bridget Bardot and Jane Birkin. Loup combines this vintage sense with contemporary styling to create the ultimate laid back cool. All Loup clothing is produced and packaged in New York City.

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Independent Designer Series: Passion Lilie

March 26, 2014

Passion Lilie began with a trip to India. While visiting a workshop in a small town, founder Katie Schmidt spent time getting to know the women and the families behind the work. She walked away from the workshop knowing that she wanted to help create sustainable futures for those women (and others like them) and their children. Katie returned home to New Orleans and Passion Lilie was born. 

Passion Lilie is dedicated to creating fair trade, sustainable clothing that is accessible to everyone. All Passion Lilie clothing is created in a fair working environment that provides livable wages. The fabric used in the collection is sourced locally in India from fair trade cop-ops.

All of the clothing in the collection is handmade and hand printed using traditional block printing techniques. Using block printing preserves traditional artisan techniques and give each item a unique, personal touch.

 

See our selection of Passion Lilie Clothing

Flying A's Winter Essentials

November 21, 2013

New York is starting to feel positively arctic, so our minds are focused on how we're going to keep warm. See our recommendations for beating the chill below, or shop our cold weather essentials for men & women.

Scarf, Hat, Jacket, Boots

 

Hat, Scarf, Mittens, Coat, Boots

Flying A + The City: October 17th - 20th

October 17, 2013

DO: The CMJ Music Marathon. The CMJ Music Marathon features over 1,400 performances by up-and-coming artists  in some of New York's best music venues. The even has been long hailed as one of the best ways to discover new music and runs over 5 days. The festival will be wrapping up this weekend, but tickets are still available to catch the shows. 

SEE:
Blackout Haunted House. Start getting into the Halloween spirit with the Blackout Haunted House. You will move solo through the house with nothing but a flashlight and a protective mask - and there's potential physical contact. The Blackout House features some of the deepest, darkest fears that you can imagine. The haunted house is 18+ and are selling fast. 
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EAT: The Butcher's Daughter. This Lower East Side juice bar and vegetarian cafe or "vegetable slaughterhouse" creates flavorful vegetarian dishes that are also really good for you. 
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SHOP: 
The ID Pop-up Shop at Chelsea Market. A collection of some of New York's best independent designers are setting up small shops in Chelsea Market now through Sunday. Make sure to stop by and check out Flying A's favorite scarves at the Sophia Costas booth. The pop-up is open from 10:30-7:30 at 75 9th Avenue. 

Featured Vintage: Military Jackets

October 16, 2013

Fall weather means fall jackets. That's why our new featured vintage section is showcasing our military jackets. Our whole collection of jackets are military issue from the U.S., Germany, Canada and Italy. You can shop our featured section or see the whole collection in our Etsy Shop

Mixed Tape: Haunted

October 14, 2013

With Halloween just around the corner, we're getting in the mood with this mix of chilling music for cool October days. 

 

Flying A + The City: October 11th - 13th 2013

October 11, 2013

DO:  BowieBall at Le Poison Rouge. Put on your spandex and glitter for this David Bowie themed party at Le Posion Rouge. The festival pays homage to this great rocker this Saturday with music, dancing, and costumes. 
SEE: Margritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 126-1938 at MoMA. This exhibit showcases Margritte's surrealist years with a collection of 80 paintings. 

EAT: 
Pullman Kitchen. This small kitchen in Midtown East takes grilled cheese to the next level with unique ingredient combinations. Perfect for cold weather days and comfort food cravings. 
 
SHOP: 
COS at Opening Ceremony. This H&M owned brand is in the U.S. for the first time as part of a small pop-up at Opening Ceremony's Soho location. There is apparel for both men & women. 

Flying A + The City: October 3rd - 6th 2013

October 03, 2013

DO: The Nordic Food Festival. It's not secret that we're crazy about anything Scandinavian here at Flying A, so we're especially excited about the Nordic Food Festival. This weekend, you can learn to cook Scandinavian style with some of the top chefs of the region. For a full schedule visit the North Festival website
SEE: The New Yorker Festival. The New Yorker will be holding its annual festival this weekend, with staff writers interviewing a collection of writers, actors, and musicians. A limited amount of tickets will be available an hour before each show (with some restrictions). For a full schedule visit the festival website. 
EAT: Hester Street Fair at the New Museum Cafe. The Hester Street Fair will be moving indoors this fall at the New Museum Cafe. The Hester Street Fair will feature street food fair & coffee on Wednesdays and the weekend. 
SHOP: LOOT: MAD About Jewelry. This hybrid sale/exhibition at the Museum of Art & Design features a selection of unique jewelry from some of the world's best craftsmen. Saturday will feature panel discussions from a select handful of designers. 

Spotlight: Rose Gold Watches

October 02, 2013

We love the way that rose gold adds an unexpected hint of warmth to everything it touches. We especially love the way rose gold adds a touch of modernity to a vintage inspired watch, just like our favorite Nixons below. 

Top Left to Bottom Right: The Kensington Leather, The Kensington, The Small Kensington, The Time Teller