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Flair


Pins + Patches + Buttons + More

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Flair


Pins + Patches + Buttons + More

What is flair?

“Flair” is the fun and expressive details you add to your style (and your home). That DIY button on your bag? Flair. That cute pin attached to your coat lapel? That's some fancy flair. Your favorite patch sewn onto your vintage denim jacket? Definitely flair. These little embellishments are an easy and customizable way to express oneself.

Flair Fair specializes in featuring pins, patches, and buttons—but also items ranging from keychains to t-shirts to zines. These inexpensive items make unique gifts and style statements for friends, loved ones, and yourself while also supporting independent artists + designers. 
 

FLAIR ART IN RECENT ARTICLES

How Pin Culture Is Supporting the Indie Art Industry – Refinery29

10 Ridiculously Cool Iron-On Patches to Customize Your Denim Jacket – StyleCaster

Enamel Pins Are Taking the Internet by Storm – Creators

9 Cool Way to Wear Patches on Your Jacket – GQ

 

Take Magazine

Read more about Flair Fair in our
feature in Take Magazine.

“A Fair For Flair”

 

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Strange Beginnings


Strange Beginnings


Flair Fair is organized by the powers that be at Strange Ways, a local New Haven retail store and online shop that curates unique and unusual items focusing on smaller statement pieces—like pins and patches. Working with independent designers and artists allows for new and fresh product, and is large focus at the shop.

The idea for a vendor fair came about organically from inviting creatives to the Strange Ways storefront for pop-up shops, live murals, and after hours events. The yearning for something larger to help establish and celebrate this sense of community in New Haven and beyond laid the seed for a larger event.

Style magazines and blogs like GQ, StyleCaster, Refinery29, and Seventeen Magazine have featured Strange Ways and the items the shop carries. It's been exciting to bring more of these of unique products to the public at Flair Fair!

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The Strange Ways storefront is a short 3-min walk from Flair Fair.
It will be open 10AM–5PM to help you continue the flair festivities!

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Poster Art


Poster Art


Each Flair Fair we release a poster featuring artwork by Allison Bamcat!

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Shop Small


At Flair Fair you can buy affordable artist pieces with profits going directly back to small businesses.

Shop Small


At Flair Fair you can buy affordable artist pieces with profits going directly back to small businesses.

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Support Artists


The term “starving artist” exists for a reason.

Support Artists


The term “starving artist” exists for a reason.

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Build Community


We want to help build up underground culture, and showcase creativity. Flair Fair does that in a fun and easy way for folks in New Haven and the general Northeast area.

Build Community


We want to help build up underground culture, and showcase creativity. Flair Fair does that in a fun and easy way for folks in New Haven and the general Northeast area.