What if someone told you growing up that caring about the state of the environment was relevant to everyone? That recycling was cool? What if someone had told you that recycling is embedded in music, fashion, culture, and design? That the recycling of old beats, fabrics, traditions, and ideas will always serve to give birth and inspiration to new ones?
With this as the case, it is safe to say that Flight Club is the uncle of green cool. Well before eco-products became a marketing scheme, there was the reuse of worn product, which is exactly what they promote. Of course, not just any product, but exclusive, limited, and in-demand footwear that is no longer in production. And now thanks to the opening of their new consignment store in the heart of Soho (located on Lafayette and Spring), vintage apparel.
What we’ve found is that the store really is about “reviving” old styles; there’s a cycle of style that’s being passed down from older guys, say that are now 30, to younger cats that weren’t around to get certain choice pieces or kicks the first time–but still want to rep older, authentic NYC street styles. It’s a natural cycle or regeneration of classic, time-tested, street style energy.
– Sky Gellatly, Director of Brand Marketing
Opened just this past September, Flight Club has extended its brand to consignment clothing. That’s right, for all of you with gear to lay off your hands, consider taking it to the new Flight Club @ 267 Lafayette St where they offer a 70-30 consignment rate. The best out there. Most of the apparel is vintage Polo Ralph Lauren, North Face, Prada, Supreme, Starter, Patagonia, and of course, a huge assortment of highly-prized sneakers and men’s accessories.
Did they know they were being green when they opened it up? Maybe not. But they do now.
“Built into selling used or ‘vintage’ pieces is the idea of re-use,” says Gellatly. “Mass consumerism is one of the reasons for the over-production of commercial goods. Maybe we’re helping to lessen the production of new clothing by having people buy used goods. That’s certainly a nice thought!”
Environmental consciousness exists all around us. And no, you don’t have to give up your cool or style while informing yourself or keeping it at the forefront of your shopping options. Don’t believe me? Stop by Flight Club.