This Nostylgia design collaboration with yet another talented local artist, Erich Erving, was inspired by 1950’s vintage iron-on graphics that celebrated our original American Frontiersmen like Daniel Boone who forged their way West into a pristine wilderness much like Inwood, symbolically the final frontier of this Manhattan landscape.  Long settled by generations of diverse New Yorkers and most recently known for its rich Latino heritage our Uptown neighborhood is a throwback to a forgotten NYC when neighborhoods were neighborhoods and they had a unimitateable natural pulse of their own.  Nostylgia is proud to call this “Frontera” our home for life, and it is an indelible part of our brand identity. Unlike the American frontier though we aim to retain the natural environment of Inwood and uptown in all its glory. So whether you’re a new or old resident or even just a visitor, stop into Nostylgia to pick up a “La Frontera” T-Shirt and to experience the spirit of Inwood embodied within our store, a unique experience and without a doubt, the best in NYC!



After over 100 hours of hand illustration work just the way it  was done in the glory days of fashion advertising and design, we are finally  proud to introduce the Nostylgia: New American Classic 2011 Spring/Summer Lookbook. Inspired by decades of American fashion, lifestyle, culture, and last but never least utilitarian use,  we bring you 4 distinct original collections ranging from US Naval and American Frontier for the Spring to Classic Prep and 40’s Beach for the Summer.  Highlights include a feather weight wool lapel waistcoat with leather trim, an interchangeable collar tuxedo shirt, a captains lace trimmed anchor t-shirt, a shawl neck naval cardigan, a color cavalcade of chino shorts and pants, and a vintage surfer hand print look neck camp shirt just for starters. Not to mention our timeless standards like America’s Favorite Insignia V-Neck, all handmade right here in New York City, USA!  We have something for everyone’s tastes and needs. In a word, it’s all “Lifestylgia”.

Spring items will be arriving in store and Online on our new e-commerce site(oops I guess I spilled the beans on our secret project) over the next 2 weeks.  Stay tuned for updates and we encourage everyone to share your feedback on this milestone project for Nostylgia Fashions Inc, now and forever, “The New American Classic”


Many might be wondering why we haven’t been keeping up with regular blog post lately so here’s your answer. We’ve had our nose to the grindstone around the clock getting ready for what is going a huge night followed by any even huger(not a word) spring and summer. Get ready, hope to see you all there looking your best.


The past weekend Nostylgia’s first family of myself and my beautiful fiance, were invited to take part in the inaugural weekend of the UPPERCLUB, Uptown’s first official supper club hosted by young chef Lester and his fiance Davida. Though new to the idea myself, I hear supper clubs are all the rave in Europe and other parts of the NYC, so I couldnt pass up the opportunity to indulge in a gourmet 7 course meal while meeting new and interesting people.

The entire night oozed with a nostalgic social ambiance much like local dinner parties of the 40s and 50s.  A time when couples would wine and dine together until the wee hours of the night. The highlight for us was honestly the whole experience but the red snapper ceviche in a veracruzana sauce was definitely my favorite dish along with the Hibiscus Granita, made from the supply at our own Inwood Tea Bar and Chess Lounge.

I look forward to more UPPERCLUB evenings and NOSTYLGIC nights.   Check out the UPPERCLUB BLOG HERE and make sure you sign up fast for their next event!

Continue living LIFESTYLGIA to the fullest!


If there is one thing you should know about Nostylgia, it’s simply that we love our neighborhood and we love local business in general! Joined in this Nostylgic adoration for local pride by Artist Tony Peralta, we present another great collaberation with his famous Peralta Project. “Hecho a Mano”, the hand printed project by Peralta available exclusively at Nostylgia, 251 Dyckman St., features some of last year’s classic designs as well as some new additions and colorways for 2011. Show you support for local business whether your from this neighborhood or any neighborhood and stop by Nostylgia to  pick up a tee today!


The finishing part of a DIY project is always the most important because the classic DIYer probably has a basement of unfinished projects, Nostylgia included. However, we sort of finished this one, at least this one sign that is. Hand painted by our new design intern, Stephanie and nailed to our wood with vintage looking upholstery nails, you can now find our new sign cleverly hanging on our first fire escape when you walk in. Now only 9000000000 more signs to go……


We thank everyone for all the great entries that we recieved, making the decision a truly tough one. However, the 1st ever Nostylgia/Inwood Tea Bar Seasonal Mural Contest Winner is Maria Delgado Gambini. Congratulations!!! 

Work will begin on the wall this week with an official unveiling next month.

Thanks again to all our entrants. We are already looking forward to seeing even more entries for our Summer Contest coming soon.

The Nostylgia Library…

Over the years several interesting books have come and gone at Nostylgia and when taking in our robust atmosphere, they help to simplify the definition of Nostylgia and paint a vivid picture of all that is LIFESTYLGIA. Stop by to check out our latest addition to the Nostylgia Library, “A Gentleman’s Wardrobe” by Paul Keers. The perfect compliment to a Nostylgia Tea from The Inwood Tea Bar and Chess Lounge.


The New American Classic is built by hand like all classics should be and do it yourself projects are a regular thing at Nostylgia. Whether building, painting, or creating in any way, DIY is always option 1,2,and 3.

This weeks project is hand made in store signage for our many clothing and shoe displays,  a long overdue need at Nostylgia. So we finally decided to tackle this small project starting with an old 2×4 leftover from a previous DIY project. Step 2 was to cut it into 12″ peices on my balcony in Yonkers, then to stain and hang dry right in front of Nostylgia at 251 Dyckman, where our DIY projects always draw a crowd asking, “what the heck are you guys up to now”.

To be continued…


So far we have received many great submissions to choose from but there is always room for more, so please send us your last minute submissions TODAY!

How it works:

A quarterly contest to find the best mural design for the upcoming season. The 1st contest will be for Spring 2011.

Who is eligible: 

  • All artists interested in designing and implimenting a mural on the face of two ajoining walls. Sizes 13′H x 13′W and 13′H x 9′W. 
  • Concepts must be submitted in full rendering. Email to in Jpeg format, max. size 1mb.
  • Artwork must reflect the Spring Season and compliment the outdoor park theme already established in the Tea Bar area.

– Winner Recieves:

  • $300 Nostylgia Storewide Credit
  • $200 CASH PRIZE
  • Mural with artist credits displayed to general public for 4 months.
  • All supply expenses paid
  • A video highlighting and chronicling the contest
  • Additional press and publicity exposure furnished by Nostylgia 

-NEW Deadline For Submission: FRIDAY MARCH 25th, 2011

  • Winner will be chosen and announced Monday March 28th.
  • Mural creation will commence as soon as possible and must be completed within a reasonable time frame.

 Good Luck to All,