Wearing clothing helps separate humans from animals, along with participating in the Olympics and creating fairly realistic looking statues of Mark McGwire. Wear what a horse could never pull off with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of men’s and women’s clothes, accessories, and vintage gear at Flying A's brick and mortar location in SoHo.
The clothing purveyors at Flying A sheath bodies in charming men’s and women’s vintage garments and accessories. A grey, black, or white panda T-shirt serves as a statement of solidarity with the endangered animal or spunky badminton uniform ($39) and the poketo feather tee coats the upper body in a vibrant mélange of purple, red, blue, and yellow feathers as a colorful tribute to the quill ($39). Men can decorate drawers with one of eight varieties of the classic Flying A-logo tee (each $29), or a whimsical bicycle shirt ($39). Colorful and elegant accessories, such as the all-black Nixon watch ($55) and handmade TH bracelets($39), assuage fashion-envious limbs.
More than 30 Yelpers give Flying A an average of 3.5 stars:
Flying A's founders first opened their boutique in Copenhagen, with a simple goal: to showcase stylish clothes that were also handmade and fair trade. Since those early days, a lot has changed for the shop—it's crossed the Atlantic to New York, for one, and nowadays it splits its time between the internet and the occasional Manhattan pop-up boutique. However, the team's philosophical commitment to fair trade and hand-crafting remains. It's currently reflected in pieces from quilted jackets in Indian prints to gauzy scarves that make great warm-weather coverups for spring or statement shoelaces for giants.