It’s kinda hard to imagine that we’ll be wearing winter coats anytime soon, considering that it feels more like late August than almost-Halloween right now. Don’t be fooled, though–winter’s looming. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the shock and pain of the Ice Betch’s arrival, and not all of them involve a bottle of vodka and a death wish.
Actually, please don’t die. How could you possibly grip one of the super cool “statement coats” from the Maevan Vintage pop-up shop (coming to Greenpoint November 4 through 30) if you’re dead?
As far as we know, most corpses don’t have their pick of jackets, coats, and outerwear in an array of “shearling, fur, faux fur, animal prints, bold prints, and colors.” And c’mon there are far less permanent ways to show that you’re “dark” and “complicated” than going all skeleton on everyone– perhaps a jacket with a forlorn face painted on the back? Or an all-black pony-fur coat?
In fact Maeven’s owner, Amy Yee, has a whole lineup of goods she’s hauling over to 170 Franklin Avenue (the shop’s second pop-up at this particular location), just in time for those of us who treat our seasonal depression with retail therapy. Trust– if you haven’t shopped when you’re sad then you haven’t lived (and you must be really, really sad ha).
“I think I’ll keep everything pretty much the same as last time, and I’m really focused on getting people what they responded to the most and what they were asking about,” Yee said. “I spent most of this year sourcing for this.”
A lot like last year’s pop-up, shoppers can expect a good mix of “timeless classics” and unexpected “statement” pieces, plus tons of denim in all different cuts, sizes, and lengths.
Outerwear seems to be Maeven’s strongpoint, though, and Yee mentioned one particular style that she’s betting people will be really into: “I have a lot of really cool quilted workwear coats in different shades– they’re more like bombers.”
Anyone who visited Maeven last year might recall a modest supply of jewelry. Yee said that’s one area she’s worked hard to improve. If you’re in the market for some bling, the selection will include “abstract and minimal” pieces, extra-large earrings, and danglers for both pierced and non-pierced ears.
Yee promised not only fresh items, but a fresh supply of stuff n’ things. Each week, she’ll be restocking the shop from her substantial stash of clothing and accessories. “There’s something nice about doing this event every so often,” she said. “This allows me to really make the most of my free time sourcing the best things.”