Fancy & G-Eazy Pop Up Shop G-Eazy, born Gerald Gillum, is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of his breakthrough second album, When It’s Dark Out, in style with a new pop up shop powered by Fancy. Despite having already opened pop-up shops in S.F., L.A., New York, and New Orleans, this is the first pop-up in his native Oakland. The innovative retail space, Gerald’s features shopping, a barber as well as a cafe on-site.AKINGS AKINGS is a New York-based apparel focused lifestyle brand committed to bringing artisan style to a contemporary market. Most well-known for reimagining the fabric, fit and function of denim in a J shape cut that stacks from knee down, AKINGS has spent the past decade making the online and in-store shopping experience more comfortable. Founded in 2016 by 22-year-old designer Alan King, the brand has since garnered a lot of respect in a rather slow-moving fashion industry. King has developed his brand into one that is considered to be at the pinnacle of good taste. AKINGS were featured on British GQ, Huffington Post, NBC, Buzzfeed, Entrepreneur list of “Top entrepreneurs to look out for in 2018.", The Source Magazine, Cake Magazine.Wrappy Paper As holiday season is upon us and the gift of giving is in full swing, most of us are preparing accordingly. The gifts we give to our love ones are precious and the presentation should be treated with a keen eye for detail. This is where Wrappy Paper comes in. The NYC based gift wrap company was created with game-changing intent to refine the way we think of gift wrap. With a number of gorgeous designs, they are unlike any other company on the market.The Barisieur Coffee is a key component in millions of people's morning rituals, as many do not consider themselves functional until they take that first sip. While it would be nice to always "Wake up and smell the coffee", oftentimes this is not realistic. That all changed with The Barisieur. With this groundbreaking invention, you can be eased into your morning by soothing sounds of bubbling water along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee or loose leaf tea.Smithers Of Stamford A great company often stems from a void being filled in the marketplace, providing the type of quality that has become increasingly scarce. When Nick Smith realized the difficulty of sourcing high quality designs on the street, he took matters into his own hands, founding Smithers Of Stamford. His love for interior design that "Verges on the outrageously funky and quirky" along with inspiration from retro clothes, soul music and London are a direct reflection of the type of pieces that Smithers sells. The result is a vintage aesthetic that has been described as "Furniture with a twist."Who We Follow: Kristina Romanova If you had to describe yourself in a few words, what would they be?Make Your Own Fancy! A few years ago, Fancy switched from being a traditional e-commerce retailer to a marketplace. As a marketplace, we no longer have to focus on buying and selling products ourselves. Instead, when a sale takes place on Fancy, the product is drop-shipped by one of our vendors and we receive a percentage commission on the transaction. Our customer finds the product she wants, our vendors open up a new risk-free sales channel and Fancy profits without holding inventory. We love this business model and want to help you operate your own marketplace.Love is in the air Aww, February the 14th, the day of love! It's an extra excuse (if you ever need one!) to treat your loved ones or yourself to something that your heart desires. Yes to cheesy love notes, fragrant roses and delicious chocolates.Swipe right Getting to the finishing line of wearing puffy coats, oversized sweaters and snow boots could be a little boring and uninspiring but instead of investing in major trends, there are a couple of little tweaks that can elevate your style in no time.Precious cargo The 90's signature pants adorned by everyone from Gwen Stefani to Avril Lavigne made their way back to our closets in 2018. These borrowed from the boys bottoms can definitely be rocked in a new, more refined way, when mixed with recent IT pieces, fabrics and textures.LYRIC SPEAKER The most iconic songs combine equally enticing melodies and lyrics together, but as many music fans can relate to, the lyrics often get lost in translation. Ever wonder what a musician was actually saying in that song you love? With the Lyric speaker, your favorite songs words are no longer left up to the imagination, as each line from the song appears stylishly on the speaker itself. This innovation is a new take on your listening experience, and a groundbreaking way to enjoy and understand your playlist. With the Lyric speaker's arrival, the future of listening to music has arrived.Maglieriapelle While today's retail landscape offers a number of different choices when it comes to leather shoes, it seems that the quality and craftsmanship has taken a decline. Maglieriapelle however, is one of the rare few that has refused to compromise, boasting a storied history of handcrafting premium leather shoes and proudly serving the apparel needs of men who appreciate originality, creativity and a profound sense of achievement.Using PeachSkinSheets to Make Your Bed Like a Five Star Hotel On hot and muggy summer nights, it’s not unusual to wake up feeling damp and sweaty. According to Daniel Barone, M.D., a sleep expert at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York–Presbyterian, and author of Let’s Talk About Sleep: A Guide to Understanding and Improving Your Slumber, “Our body’s ability to regulate temperature does change while asleep,” so a warm room or heavy blanket can easily cause overheating. Peach Skin Sheets understands this and their blankets are engineered to keep you cool and collected while you rest.On the Go with Stuart and Lau Stuart and Lau is a men’s briefcase and luggage brand, based out of Hong Kong and New York. Co-founded by two long-time friends, Matthew Stuart Janney and Jimmy Lau, over a shared appreciation for men’s products characterized by smart, purpose-driven design and timeless style, they launched their eponymous brand this year.Michelle Chang Jewlery Handmaking jewelry is a meticulous craft but the results are undoubtedly rewarding. Such is the case with Michelle Chang Jewelry. Each piece is handmade with the utmost pride and love in her sunny California studio.Scotch Porter X Evan Engram Rookie wide receiver Evan Engram has wasted no time bursting on the scene as a primary option for the New York Giants this past season, but like most great players, he wasn't the least bit satisfied. "A couple struggles, some tough times," He says. "But just getting out there on the field, being able to contribute, make some plays...it's really indescribable." He sat down with Scotch Porter, the ultimate men's grooming line for beard, skin and hair care to speak about his amazing journey from a promising stand out on the Georgia high school football scene, to one of the brightest new stars of NYC.Winterize Every winter our trendy, carefully curated outfits get buried under warm layers, but staying comfy and well only requires a couple of stylish pieces combined with the stuff that is already in your closet to cover all your chilly weather needs.Dark times One thing that can be found in almost every person's closet is jeans. This staple hailing from the 1860s thanks to Levi Strauss who invented the first blue jeans out of heavy duty tent fabric, quickly became an essential part of mainstream fashion.Works of Art Art has always been a major influence for designers and in pop culture and with the fashion crowd hopping from Art Basel to Frieze, the rise of garments covered with famous artworks only proves the point.Work it To get fit is one of the most common resolutions people make on New Years. Days go by and you may or may not be back in the gym, but your sense of style stays the same. There is plenty of practical, chic and office approved athletic wear to make sure you won't be fashionably late to the gym.Scotch Porter X Allen Crabbe When the Brooklyn Nets signed 6'6 guard Allen Crabbe, they received not just a premier scorer and perimeter defender, but also one of the flyest and most well groomed players in the league. The Cali native sat down with Scotch Porter, the ultimate men's grooming brand, to talk about his humble beginnings and promising future. While his signature silky smooth jumper and steely confidence makes him a true professional on the court, Crabbe made it clear that his purpose is just as prevalent off of it.Who We Follow: DJ Millie DJ Millie visited the Fancy office in NYC to chat about everything from her workout routine to the importance of R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet".Slumber party Do you have something to look forward to after a long day of work? How about a slumber party.. you don't even have to have one to wear pajamas from morning meetings to evening drinks.Hit the slopes If mountains and snow are calling your name or you just want to blend in with the cool crowd après ski, then start taking notes. The good news is that you probably have chalet appropriate attire already, so just adding a couple of Aspen approved things will get you ready to hit the slopes in style.Ultra Violet Long live Greenery (the color of 2017), here comes Ultra Violet, a color of "originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future", according to the Pantone Color Institute. While designers always favor this purple hue, a brighter, bolder version is about to dominate the street fashion scene.Life of the party This time of the year is pretty busy with all the parties, gatherings and celebrations. How to steal the sartorial scene without going back over and over again to your (great) tried-and-true but kinda boring LBD? With a modern approach to dressing aka keeping in mind all the most coveted trends this year.Who we follow: Ubah Hassan Since being discovered in a Canadian park and subsequently signing with Click Model Management in NYC, Ubah Hassan has worked with some the world's top designers, serving as a staple in the modeling and fashion industry. She took the time out to stop by Fancy and speak on some of her favorites in food, music and even showed off her own personal hot sauce. Check the full interview out below.Liquefied Designers have been taking cues from super, powerful characters like Trinity and Catwoman and we are so here for this trend! High-shine leather or PVC pants, skirts, trench coats, even stockings burst in our closets like any superhero should to save us from "I have nothing to wear" case.Sparkle time Just in time for the holidays, we are gearing up with anything that sparkles. It sets us in a festive mood, brings the spotlight (celebs are literally shining on the red carpet) and makes everyone just a little bit jealous.The Palazzo When Coco Chanel visited Venice, she was impressed by the fluidity of silk pajama pants that were especially practical in accessing gondolas, and as no stranger to breaking the rules, she put that idea to work. Hollywood followed her pursuit, making wide-leg pants chic, glamorous and widely acceptable.Boss lady There are not that many pieces that suit any body shape and require very little effort to be office-approved. The pencil skirt is one and as much as we love its practicality and humble character, we need to upgrade our trusty friend to make it appealing again.Les Bijoux Jewelry can really bring out your shining (you see what we did here?) personality and extra the wow factor to your outfit. And since the holidays with all their parties, soirées and feasts are getting closer and closer, it's time to dig deeper into the jewelry box and let those gems work their magic.Who We Follow: @AsapFerg The best way to get to know A$AP Ferg the person? Listen to A$AP Ferg the artist.Who We Follow: Rachel Hilbert Rachel Hilbert visited the Fancy office in NYC to chat about everything from her love of animals to living with a broken foot.Sweater weather Whenever the temperature drops below 60, we frantically pull out all available warm clothing in fear of the cold. Our coziest sweaters got some refreshing updates and we almost feel bad to hide these works of fashionable art under coats and jackets. Almost...Who We Follow: Eva Shaw Eva Shaw visited the Fancy office in NYC to chat about everything from remixing her favorite artists to performing in Irving Plaza.Airport style Looking as chic as possible after international flights might not be our top priority in life, but stealing a tip or two on how to travel in style is never a bad idea.Shear-link Warmer leather jackets have returned to our wardrobes, slowly but surely becoming our favorite leathers once again. We are bundling up in the softest, plushest and did we mention warmest outerwear this season - the shearling jacket.Fall blues True, deep, light, azure, cobalt, sky, ultramarine, navy, indigo, baby, ocean - these are all shades of blue, the color that has been associated with calmness, infinity and harmony and that is giving black a run for its money.Layer master Let's face it: we can't put the cold weather on ice so we need to find ways of embracing the "stuffed cabbage" look with style. That's where mastering the art of layering piece on top of piece on top of piece will serve us well.The Feline It seems like animal prints never go out of style and this season nothing has changed: designers are praising the leopard theme anyway they can. And we can relate: it makes any outfit a tad more edgy and cool.Ep 002: Jeezy | Best Seat in the House! Legendary hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Jeezy stopped by the Fancy HQ for a chat with our very own Hovain Hylton. Topics of discussion ranged from real estate investments and charitable efforts to self-motivation and politics.Gone With the Wind Designers have been playing around with the whole Western theme since forever, but it seems like this Fall, all of the elements of the trend are coming together without even trying.S/S 2018 Trends Four major fashion weeks might be over but they left a lot of excitement behind. We are talking about trend predictions that will be picture worthy next Spring and Summer.Who We Follow: Roosmarijn de Kok If you had to describe Roos in a couple of words, what would they be?Deconstruction site Deconstruction in fashion isn't new. Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo, Marques' Almeida and Monse are just some of the designers that use the technique in their work. There is always something intriguing in the way seams are exposed or layers of different garments are sewn together to give an entire look prominent style - and that's the look we are going after today.Mischief The 90's inspired trends are not going away and are perfect for the ones who refuse to take themselves too seriously.A silver lining With the total solar eclipse this past summer, silver is having a moment this Fall and we are loving all the sparkle and attention that come with it.Ep 004: Lenny S. | Best Seat in the House! Hovain sits down with Lenny S., Senior Vice President at Roc Nation, at Fancy HQ to discuss his Bronx upbringing, advice on breaking into the entertainment business, the evolution of Roc-a-fella and more. Lenny S. also went into detail about what motivates him:Turtle-Next From Steve Jobs to Audrey Hepburn, members of the royal families in the mid-sixteenth century, to feminist Gloria Steinem, a simple turtleneck has been adorned by many and still exists in our modern closets. From the finest knits and softest silk to chunky or fuzzy sweaters, this timeless piece is a cold weather staple and continues to inspire us with the updated shape, cut and refined details.You were Plaid One pattern that's unavoidable this Fall is plaid (or variations of it like checks and houndstooth). Criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors, aka tartan (or a plaid as a material used for making kilts or blankets), originated in Scotland, where each clan had a specific cloth pattern. Men in skirts, now we remember!!All Caps Temperatures are dropping, days are shorter and soon all we will be thinking about is how to protect our beachy waves and polished blowouts from the rain and wind. If that isn't exciting enough, one stylish accessory that looks straight outta the 90's, and makes us actually want to cover our dome pieces - the newsboy cap is back. Also knows as a cadet cap, baker's boy cap, fisherman's cap, lieutenant hat, etc, you got the idea - headgear borrowed from the boys. It didn't stop Jean Shrimpton, Edie Sedgwick or the OG supermodels from rocking it back then and now all the IT girls, Cindy's mini-me included, are following their footsteps.H-a-l-l-o-w-e-e-n Halloween, aka a real excuse to dress up in the wildest costumes, is fast approaching and we are frantically coming up with the cool ideas not to be left with a "sexy witch" costume once again.Precious treasures Last couple of seasons, chokers have been wrapped around many trendy necks. Now it's all about heirloom, nostalgic and romantic necklaces: lockets, coins and medallions.Du Jour Summer was short and sweet as usual and it's time to think about what exciting pieces to add to your closet to beat the moody fall and cold winter (here, in NY at least). While it's a perfect opportunity to invest in serious statement pieces that will last for many years, considering some adventurous items is fun too.Velveto Remember when Scarlet O'Hara ripped down the portieres and had a dress sewn in fading green to ask Rhett Butler for some money? That famous garment was made out of velvet, a classic staple first in the wardrobes of rich, noble and royal families and now everyone who loves it's plush and soft feel.All shades of camel Tan, beige, honey, auburn, cream and light brown are all variations of the classic color of camel hair. Even though we don't really see it that much in a world full of black, whites and millennial pinks, it's a truly timeless shade that actually can be paired with every color on the color wheel.Vinylz: Meet Drake's Super Producer A childhood spent poring over his father's vinyl record collection inspired Anderson Hernandez to try his hand at beatmaking. Anderson adopted the name Vinylz and would go on to become one of the premier record producers in the industry, working with the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole along the way. Vinylz speaks to Fancy about some of his biggest hits, his approach to making music, and the work ethic of his collaborators.Bath time Of all the useful inventions the Greeks and Romans gave us, few have proven more essential than the the bathtub.Fancy NYC Store: 57 Bond Street Fancy is no stranger to hosting retail shops, with high profile locations such as Los Angeles, and Miami already on our resume. With our most recent NYC site though, we've managed to incorporate some of the world's most prestigious brands into a location that's just off the beaten path. Pedestrians who may be en route to one of Bond Street's renowned restaurants will stumble across the Fancy NoLIta location. With products that cover 4 of the 5 senses, Fancy's store co-exists perfectly with the block known for the best food in the city. After getting your fill at Bond St. or The Smile, our store will have you covered with everything else.Ep 006: Sickamore | Best Seat in the House! Sickamore and Hovain sat down for a chat at Adoro Lei in NYC. Sickamore told of everything from getting his start with mixtapes to how he plans to leave his mark.Robe me Trench coats, that many of us love and own, have been around for almost 200 years, best known for their use by the military in World War I, thanks to some serious technological fabric development by Mackintosh, Aquascutum and of course Burberry. It's a classic garment, due to it's rich history, practicality and symbolic elegance, worn by everyone who is anyone from Catherine Deneuve and Jackie O. to Kate Moss and Alexa Chung.Who We Follow: Edward Lentsch Edward Lentsch is an internationally-established artist, whose works exhibit unique surfaces and refined textures while also reflecting a contemplative element of alchemy and spiritual introspection.The Power of Breath Breathe in water as naturally as on land, glide smoothly like a dolphin, enjoy the beauty of lakes and seas with the Powerbreather, an innovative sports tool that allows you to breathe as naturally in the water as you do on shore.Fall Fashion The sun is shining, tan lines are in the works and no one wants to even think about the Fall. So instead of wrapping yourself in the same ol' scarf and wearing your boring leather jacket (we take it back, leather jackets are the sh*t), follow our guide to get some pieces that you can wear now that will still be IT items in a couple of months.The ultimate summer soirée Nice weather is an open invitation for any gathering - big or small. All you need is good people, a welcoming atmosphere, great food, delicious drinks and alfresco dinner is ready to go.Game, set, match We can all agree that tennis is one of the most sophisticated sports, not only in terms of skill level but also style-wise.Beat the heat Getting into your workwear in the hot weather without having a meltdown is a new level of zen. But we might be able to help you with some cooling ideas.Après Swim We wrote about what to wear and bring to the beach for the ultimate, comfortable day spent splashing in the water, but what to wear afterwards? Whether you are channelling surfer girl coolness or going for boho/70's/total diva vibe, or just practical yet put together, we've got some tricks up our sleeves.La vie en rosé When we go shopping, there are many factors that can influence how and what we purchase. Studies show that visual cues, such as colors can trigger responses in our brain that affect the way we purchase products. In these studies, 85% of participants said they chose a particular product because of its color.Dive in The summer is in full-swing and temperatures are hitting new highs - it’s time to pick a few trendy swimsuits and hit the beach.July 4th As we all know, July 4th celebrates the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings, pool parties and barbecues. Whatever your itinerary might be.. start looking for all things red, white and blue for a great, festive holiday.Behno The modern world is finally shifting towards sustainability, responsibility and eco-consciousness. Among many fashion brands that are following this tendency, there is one that truly stands out.Who We Follow: Jay Hype With associations a young artist could dream of, rapper Jay Hype's got it made in more ways than one. Not too many people can say Yeezus himself attended their open mic, let alone tweet out their SoundCloud. Despite it all, she just wants to remind people she's simply just Jay...Who We Follow: Lara Ghraoui Who is Lara? If you had to describe her in a couple of words, what would they be?Who We Follow: Noel Berry With a personality as sweet as her name, Midwestern beauty Noel Berry shares her life as a model while speaking on her upcoming blog where she's now on the other side of the microscope, all while giving tips for the perfect selfie.Who We Follow: Coco Robert How did you fall into the world of DJing? Was it something you always wanted to do or did you have other plans?Future and Fancy join forces for Nobody Safe Tour x L.A pop up shop Future has once again teamed up with Fancy, this time to launch a pop-up shop in Los Angeles for his Nobody Safe Tour.Who We Follow: Isaiah Trusty If you allowed his mother to tell it, Isaiah Trusty always possessed the ability to connect and relate with others. A gift he’s carried since childhood, all the kids from the neighborhood gravitated towards him despite lacking anything to offer material wise. Isaiah realized this and made a career with such ability.Summer ready? Summer is here and you know what that means: long days, BBQs, pool parties, weddings.. aka happiness! Here are some ideas to help you look and feel cool, while it's blazing outside.Father's Day Dads are special people in our lives and trying to find them gifts can be really hard. For all the sports addicts, tech geeks, goofballs, aspiring chefs and everyone in-between, we've got some ideas on how to show them our love.The Barbershop with Ryan Leslie We're excited to be partnering with Baxter of California on our new Baxter x Fancy Barbershop Series, a run of 10 videos featuring athletes, artists, designers and entrepreneurs that can be found here on Fancy in addition to Baxter's website and YouTube Channel. Viewers will learn about key grooming tips and secrets from Baxter's Master Barbers, as well as how these influencers are living life true.Who We Follow: @MaksimC Maksim Chmerkovskiy made it very clear early on in our talk with him that he’s all about family, when we asked him what his most treasured item is, to which he replied “I don't have an item. I treasure my family.” Case closed.Who We Follow: Amanda Yu When she isn’t shooting for the latest designer or posting the perfect selfie, you can find Amanda in the kitchen whipping it up or on the piano a la Beethoven.Ep 005: Rick Ross | Best Seat in the House! Rick Ross shared stories over drinks and a fruit plate with friend and Fancy's very own Hovain. The conversation spanned a wide variety of topics, from Ross's White House visit to the best advice he ever got, which happened to come from Puff.Trust The Process: Eileen Kelly Eileen Kelly sat down with our host, Isaiah Trusty to tell us about Killer and a Sweet Thang and its mission. Eileen also opens up about growing up "different" with a single dad, advice for her younger self, and real life vs. the internet:Who We Follow: Austin Lam With a father as a musician, it is safe to say that music is in Austin Lam's blood. The 21 year old Atlanta native's interest started young, but it wasn’t until after high school graduation that the interest turned into something serious. Now Austin wants nothing more than to connect people with his music and share his world, where being heartless is the norm, and emotions are something to embrace.A One of One What separates one brand from all others? Is it craftsmanship? Is it uniqueness? Is it product offerings? What if it was all of the above? A company doesn’t elevate above all competition without making a statement, and while the good brands try to distance themselves from others; a great brand keeps that distance by always staying one step ahead. LALIQUE has done just that, creating a brand identity that embraces new ideas and executes them while always incorporating its illustrious and unparalleled history.