What do you get when you cross an art gallery, a tea room, and retail store in one? At Fair Folks and a Goat, co-founders Anthony Mazzei and Aurora Stokowski created a community space where folks can shop in a cozy environment whilst indulging in their favorite cup of tea. Mezzei describes it as, "a physical magazine or social networking site", where face-to-face discussion is encouraged and shopping can be chalked up to a warm experience or an art conversation. A stone's throw away from the Guggenheim, they carrying products such as a Kiel Mead badminton shuttlecock light ($50), or well-preserved threads sourced from Archive Vintage (Dallas, TX), like a bonkers Sant'Angelo pleated black dress from the '70s ($450). You can also shop online via Portal texting by visiting their e-commerce site.
Open by reservation only (email firstname.lastname@example.org) Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fair Folks & A Goat, 7 East 88th street (between Madison and 5th avenues), buzzer #0006; Manhattan.