Spotlight: Barbara Wilikinson Jewelry

July 10, 2014

Introducing our newest featured Flying A independent designers. Based here in NYC, Barbara Wilkinson crafts fine jewelry inspired by Southeast Asia. Barbara carefully crafts her pieces from sterling silver and gold vermeil paired with gemstones from India. 

We especially enamored of her miniature charm necklaces with little reminders to sit back and relax, and make great layering pieces.

Barbara is also the co-founder of the ID Pop Shop, a pop up show held in Chelsea Market that showcases emerging designers from around NYC. The ID Pop Shop is an event we've personally frequented and hosts a trove of local designers.

Shop Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry

Father's Day Picks

June 06, 2014

Father's Day is just around the corner, and here are our picks to say thanks to Dad.

  1. The Private Watch by Nixon
  2. Vintage T-Shirt
  3. Vintage Tie
  4. Louisiana Purchase Sunglasses by Westward Leaning
  5. Property Of Briefcase

On Our Radar: Kelly & Jones

May 22, 2014

Wine inspired perfume? We know it seems a bit extreme, but we promise these curated scents by Kelly & Jones smell amazing and offer a unique perspective on fragrance.

[Photos courtesy of Kelly & Jones]

 In the world of wine, everyone knows that you never ever wear a perfume to a tasting as the scent can interfere with the bouquet and ruin the palette. Kelly Jones had to learn that rule the hard way. However, as she was tasting, she noticed that as her perfume mingled with her wine, the scent actually worked in tandem with the smell of the wine to bring out subtle hints of flavor.

Jones began to wonder if she could break the rules again, to create scents specially designed to enhance the flavor of certain wines. She set to work, and the Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection was born.

Each scent is meant to be paired with the wine that inspired it to deepen the sensory experience. The perfumes can also be worn on their own as a daily fragrance.

Check out the Kelly & Jones website for more info on the fragrances and pairing events.

Flying A Recommends: We would encourage you to try the sample flight first to find the right fragrance for you. Also try the rollette set - it's the perfect gift for your favorite oenophile.

Shop the Flying A selection of Kelly & Jones >>>

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.

SHOP LOUP>>>

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.