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”


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!


Stories have been told about them, movie’s and countless afterschool specials have been based on them; so what could be more Nostylgic than that four letter word that many high schoolers dream of…PROM. Yes, prom – the teenager’s rite of passage all packed into a single night designed to transform your average kid into a wining, dining, and dancing connoisseur of the black tie affair.

While Nostylgia is not advocating the wining part, we are teaming with Operation PROM and running a men’s formal wear drive. Nostylgia will be taking donations stating immediately and throughout the entire Month of May. We will gladly offer a 10% discount to anybody who is able to donate. While dresses are a bit easier to come by, Tuxedo are a rarer donation and Operation PROM often has to pay close to full priced for evening rentals; so they REALLY NEED THIS!

Operation PROM an AMAZING 501 C 3 Charity founded by Noel D’ Allaco in 2005. They serve to provide underprivileged students with dresses, tuxedos and all the things(not including wine) needed to enjoy Prom the way so many generations have before. They also provide scholarships and a vast array of  help for students moving on to the next steps of their educational pursuits.  Started in NY, Operation Prom now has chapters in many states across the nation and the students they help need all the donations you can afford.

Please spread the word to anybody who may have formal wear to donate. Operation PROM will also provide proof of donations for tax write-off purposes.



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 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,



It’s officially Spring! However, with warmer days we still have cool nights and when at Nostylgia feel free to coudle up in one of our vintage wool blankets. MADE IN THE USA and available for purchase or a free evening rental while sipping a tea whilst relaxing in our indoor park that is the Inwood Tea Bar and Chess Lounge.


FINALLY!! It feels like a real Spring day!! Today’s special Iced Tea is Green Tea With Strawberries and Rose Petals.  Come out and enjoy the WEATHER @ Nostylgia!!!


WANTED – Motivated youngsters willing help on a top secret street campaign!

REWARD – Nostylgia freebies and resume building business experience!

Any one interested please contact for more information!