Patagonia recently opened two pop-up stores on the Upper East and Upper West sides of Manhattan, a very good move considering it’s the busiest shopping period of the year, but also a good move because Patagonia, until now, has no dedicated retail space of their own in what is The Fashion Capital Of The World. Each called the Tin Shed, you can find these locations decked out in everything you will need for the Holidays and the colder months ahead. You can even sip on a little Apple Cider as you shop. who wouldn’t like that? Patagonia has always made the things you need to stay dry, stay warm and survive, but now I am finding these things with a bit of a twist. Their latest line is really well designed, boasting slimmer fits and wonderful fabrications, both on the men’s and women’s sides. All this while keeping with their Common Threads Program, which in a nut shell, takes old Patagonia clothing and recycles the fabrics to go into making new styles. In every aspect Patagonia has focused on pursuing new ways to be even more environmentally conscience as a brand. It’s hard to find fault with that.
So, we took some of Patagonia’s latest offerings and set out for Central Park for a little bouldering, and to find the calm amidst all the noise.– Joseph Licata
BOULDERING | CENTRAL PARK, NYC
Patagonia Tin Shed @ Broadway
2625 Broadway at W 100th
Patagonia Tin Shed Upper East Side
1491 Third Ave. at E. 84th.