Over the past few days, I've rediscovered the quirky, fun, online store that is Fred Flare. They carry all kinds of accessories, jewelry, home decor, office stuffs, electronics, even a small variety of apparel. I love the kitschy, humorous aspect to it all, like this fun little snack tray at left, but a lot of it exudes a subtle hint of coolness and sophistication. I'm infatuated with jewelry, like the 'Forget Me Knot' ring, Boombox necklace, and the eclectic earring selections. Those pieces would take any basic outfit, and give it some sass :).
They feature big names, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and hold a yearly contest to find "The Next Big Thing", inviting designers to submit their products, website patrons vote on their fav, and the winning product is sold on the site! I think its a great way for some really talented people to get their name and work showcased. Sadly, they don't have a physical store to shop at, but if you live in the NYC area, after you've placed your order, you can head to the warehouse in Brooklyn and save yourself some money on shipping!! Here are a few of my favorite items on the site this week:
moustache tote bag. so fun.
Paul Frank hoodie, with hand-puppets!!!
iPod docked speaker...love the old skool lego look :)
Kanye inspired shutter shades--i will be getting mine on Canal street, but for those of you who don't have that option, this is a great alternative!
'Forget Me Knot' Ring
my DQ loves will enjoy this--it's over 2 feet tall!!!
I think this might be the coolest pin/case I've ever seen.
Let's Paint the '90s coloring book-I bought this for my sister, and its hilarious.
A cookbook devoted to possibly my favorite dessert--cupcakes!
and clearly, my love of Gossip Girl can be satisfied on this site through the ever popular "Team" shirts...guess which team I'm on ;)