Postcard from New York

New York, a city that never sleeps and the temporary home of the latest Db pop-up store takeover. This time, we were there with Saturdays NYC - and if you haven’t heard of them, then you should definitely check out their website and visit them next time you are in the city.

Arriving in New York felt more like arriving on a tropical island. It was around 31 degrees celsius, which in the concrete jungle feels like 37. We didn’t mind though- the sun was out, coffees were served and we were on our way to meet the Saturdays crew. Even though we have done a few events this year, you never know what to expect or how they’ll turn out. But from the moment we met the Saturdays team, we knew that it was going to be a good one. Motivation was high and we were ready to roll our sleeves up and give the shop a Db look.

I’m not entirely sure how, but the store setup went smoother than ever and we made the takeover in less than three hours - meaning we had some time left to explore New York. My favorite part was Brooklyn - there’s so much street art, and too many coffee shops and great restaurants to choose from. We rented city bikes - something I’d highly recommend to anyone visiting as it’s definitely the best way to travel there. Obviously you can’t hit up the Big Apple without going shopping. My must visits if you’re looking to take the plastic for a walk are Aime Leon Dore, Rapha, and Saturdays.

On the event day, thankfully the sun which just meant vibes were high. We kicked things off at 6pm and by 8p, the Saturdays shop and its garden were full of people. We walked artists, skaters and surfers as well as NYC locals through our newest collections and some Db classics, tucked into pizza and beer, tore up the dancefloor and clocked out of the shop at about midnight. We may or may not have hit the town after, and yes, we woke up hangover the next morning, but that’s history.

Before heading back to Europe, we went to the Top of the Rock, but sadly our good weather run had come to an end. We didn’t get to see the famous views as clouds had rolled in, but we still got to tick it off the bucket list anyway. 

If you haven’t been to New York yet, make sure you head there at least once in your life. You probably don’t need more than four days there as, if you’re anything like me, you’ll start to miss mountains, rivers and waves after about 72 hours. 

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