The Shop Blog

DIY Back To School Event September 05 2022

Weekly On-Site Patch Application (Thursdays 12-6PM) July 05 2022

Have a stack of patches you've yet to apply to something? Welcome to our world! Well, we can help you out. At the Strange Ways Studio we now have two size heat presses (large and small) as well as a sewing machine. We are offering weekly on-site application for jackets and bags Thursdays from 12-6PM. Come on by!

LIVE Flash Tattoos! June 19th for Punq Noire Festival June 14 2022

As part of Juneteenth commemoration, Strange Ways is thrilled to host part of the inaugural all day arts festival PUNQ NOIRE celebrating queer and BIPOC pioneers of punk! There will be events all day in downtown New Haven CT on Orange Street, and Strange Ways will be hosting the Flash Tattoo part of the festival on the Studio side of our storefront. It is so great to see underground creatives organizing something like this in our city. We hope to see you there!

Punq Noire Fest
New Haven, CT - June 19, 2022

Event Brite info

Strange Ways Studio
Syd University Flash Tattoos
from 12-4PM

Summer Strange Saturdays Pop-Ups June 09 2022

Shop makers in-person each Saturday at our storefront. Chat and browse with local makers! Taking place on our Studio side, for those that always wanna take a peak. 😏

June 11 : @jordanahava
June 18 : @joeghoulart
June 25 : @failedimagineer
July 2 : NO POP-UP 🇺🇸
July 9 :
July 16 : @pearl_studio_newhaven
July 23 : @_cactusfood_
July 30 : @chrisblush
August 6 : @alexasartworks
August 13 : @zundaillustrations
August 20 : @beadsbyrhe
August 27 : @dreamypunkshop


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Weekly Saturday Artist Pop-Ups Have Begun! May 13 2022

We've been getting the Strange Ways Studio area (just the other side of our storefront) ready to host community events. Not only do we have a Friday the 13th Patch Up event, but EVERY Saturday will see a new creative maker tabling and selling. Come meet the makers, and support local artists!

Strange Saturdays
Artist Pop-Ups
151 Orange Street, New Haven CT
Every Saturday
from 2–6PM

Interested in tabling yourself at our Saturday series? Submit your work!

Patch Up Party (LIVE Heat Pressing!) on Friday the 13th May 12 2022

This Friday, to coincide with the New Haven Night Market, we'll be introducing our new in-house heat presses! Come on by and get your jacket or bag patched up at a discounted rate. We'll also have area thrift shop Witch Bitch Thrift selling vintage, and doing oracle readings for Friday the 13th.

Live Heat Pressing
Friday the 13th
from 5–9PM

Take 13% off entire store!

Movies in the Plaza Is Back for the Summer! May 03 2022

One of the cool things about moving Strange Ways to downtown New Haven? In the warmer months the Downtown Town Green District organizes movie nights every Wednesday. These events take place in Pitkin Plaza—which is directly outside our storefront. It kicks off THIS WEEK with Mean Girls!

Each movie night Strange Ways will be open later until 9PM too! So come on browse before you set up your chair and get settled in. How grool!

Saturday Pop-Up Vendors Wanted April 13 2022

Starting May 14 we will be hosting an artist/maker table EVERY SATURDAY at the Strange Ways Studio—just the other side of our storefront in New Haven, CT. This gives us a chance to allow local creatives to share and sell their work, and hopefully foster better community, opportunities, and good vibes. Apply today for consideration—just be serious and ready!

Be on the lookout for more events in the studio at Strange Ways soon.

Now Offering In-Store Pickup December 05 2019

Seeing as our New Haven, CT storefront also acts as our shop HQs many people have asked if they can order online and pickup instore. For various reasons this would prove to be too complicated before—but we figured it out! One can now purchase items online and then choose the “In-Store Pickup” option at checkout. We'll then pack up your order, and have it waiting for you the next day. 

Perks of In-Store Pickup:

• No shipping charges
• No waiting for shipments to be delivered
• Easy product browsing online
• Avoid potential package theft
• Feel like a baller rolling up with your order ready

However, we're dubbing this a “Locals Only” option. In order for your to even view this option during checkout, you must have a Connecticut address. (Another perk of living close to us :: wink wink ::)

In-store pickup orders are packed and ready for you by 11AM the next day. You will receive an email notification when your order is ready (incase we happen to get to it the same day). Please come in with your Name and Order number, and notify the Sales Associate that you're collecting your order. We will hold your items for 7 days, after which we will cancel your order and refund you. (This may not be the best option if you're forgetful!)

We hope options like this makes shopping at Strange Ways even easier and better for you. Stack on things like our new Rewards Points system, and we hope to see you coming back again and again—whether that's in-store or online!