PUMPS YOU CAN HOP A FENCE IN: SLOWFAX

Its technically in Greenpoint, just across the BQE and before Richardson, and its technically awesome. Slow Fax is a new vintage clothing store on Graham, still in the 11222. With colorful signage and confetti glittering the sidewalk, this store is approachable from the outside and fall-in-loveable once you get in.

Karla, Owner of SLOWFAX

Karla, shop owner, is not only pinch her cheeks adorable and a sweetheart, but she knows how to buy vintage clothes that look contemporary and not like you raided granny’s closet. They also sell new designer goods, magazines, records and amazing artwork.

Its good vibes and good shopping.

 

Q & A with Karla from SLOWFAX:

GP: Where are you from?
K: I was born in central Brazil but moved to SF when I was just itsy bitsy. 
GP: How did you find yourself in NY?
K: The people are good and I grew impatient with west coast living. 
GP: Why Greenpoint?
K: Greenpoint’s charms are reminiscent of the Northwest which is were I most recently moved from but with a faaaaar more diverse culture. Love it. 
GP: You stay open until 12am?

K: I’m a night owl, I can’t be the only one, right? …plus sometimes you’re out, you hate your outfit, and I thought wouldn’t be great if there was a spot to change en route? 

Shopper at SLOWFAX
Shopper at SLOWFAX

GP: Aside from Vintage, what else do you sell?
K: SLOWFAX features one clothing designer, jeweler, and artist rotating quarterly. 

Currently in the shop we’re showing off Heaven, an upcycle line from KAILA NILES who works/resides in Berkeley, CA. We carry COCO GANG’S Rose and Bows bags made right over on the island and WINDY FREDA’S jewelry all the way from Marfa, TX. We sell Magazines! Write Here Right Now, a quarterly was celebrating their third issue: 35 Stories based on 7 sentences. MORE HERE: http://writehererightnow.tumblr.com
OH! AND WE HAVE RECORDS …

 

Luca Nino Antonucci
GP: Tell us about the artwork on the walls?

K: Luca Nino Antonucci is currently our featured artist. He’s an extremely romantic nerd with a rude (as in rad) sense of humor. For you’re viewing pleasure we’re showing “From Here to There,” repetitions on compact core galaxy M87 (screen prints). His work is exceptional, check it: http://itwillbeok.com
Brian of Vibes Management

 

GP: Who is Brian? (aka life of the party)

K: Brain Sweeny is one third of Vibes Management: http://vibesmanagement.com
They throw parties>>>good vibes.

 

GP: Who is you favorite designer?
K: I’m the kinda girl that only falls in love once but wants it all: CHANEL4EVA

GP:  What are some helpful tips when shopping for vintage?
K: Never buy polyester, keep hydrated and you can’t go wrong with silk.

GP: What can we look forward to at SLOWFAX?
K: Pumps you can hop a fence in.

GP: Did I hear something about a SLOWFAX opening partay?
That’s still getting figured out but it’s gonna be better than Burning Man. I’ll keep you guys posted. 
Just announced: Happy Hour at SLOWFAX.
Starting October 6th, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 – 10% off vintage plus herbal drinks!

 

SLOWFAX
455 Graham Ave

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

2 Comments

  1. Peter says:

    I really thought that “vibes management” was an honorific job title at the store, but I’m glad to see that he’s made a career of it

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