Shop News + Events

Flair Fair April 14th in New Haven, CT April 02 2018

Our vendor market returns again! This will be just the 2nd Spring-time version of Flair Fair and our poster art by Allison Bamcat shows our excitement for warm weather finally!

The 1 day market features over 10 makers selling pins, patches, buttons, and more collectible pieces of art. If you like Strange Ways—you'll definitely enjoy Flair Fair! It takes places just a few steps away from our storefront in New Haven, CT. The event is free to attend, and will feature a food truck and official after party at Barcade downtown! See you all there for another round. 

Flair Fair

April 14th — 11AM–4PM
827 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT

Vendor List + Market Info
RSVP + Invite Friends

Strange Ways Pairs Up With Paramount March 09 2018

We spoke with local New Haven publication The Arts Paper to speak out our new venture with Paramount Pictures licensing film titles Clueless, Mean Girls, Almost Famous, and Anchorman. In it we talk about how the collaboration works, the inspiration behind the merchandise, and why Strange Ways decided to delve into the licensing business.

“There’s a lack of accountability, especially with the internet now. It’s really … it’s hard to tell what’s original and what’s not. We won’t carry something that’s a ripoff. And that’s where I want Strange Ways to be.”

READ MORE: Strange Ways Pairs Up With Paramount
SHOP THE MERCH: Our exclusive Clueless and Mean Girls items

Exclusive Clueless and Mean Girls Merchandise! February 07 2018

Excited to announce that we've teamed up with Paramount Pictures to produce official movie merchandise! So totally proud to introduce both our Clueless and Mean Girls collections—officially licensed and available now only at Strange Ways.

The enamel pins and iron-on patches feature popular slang from some of our favorite lines in the movies. Both Clueless and Mean Girls took girl gangs to a whole new cultural level, and we're proud to be a part of their cult phenomena. It's so fetch!

Shop Clueless and Mean Girls Collections here!


After Hours Buying Event December 10 2017

Still need to finish your holiday shopping? Well, we have one last event of the year for you!

Join us for a special After Hours event at our storefront! Celebrate the end of the year, and get that last minute gift-buying DONE. We'll treat you right with special goodies, deals, and private attention if you have any questions.

• Private access to Strange Ways after closing
20% off storewide, including in-store only items
• Complimentary Narragansett Beer + more

This is a ticketed event—so limited spots are available!

• Reserve your pass today!
• RSVP + invite friends on Facebook

Our First Holiday Market! November 30 2017

We've had a really great time organizing pop-ups at our storefront, and expanding that into our own vendor market we call Flair Fair. But... we still felt there was something missing in the New Haven area and culture scene. The most advantageous time for creative entrepreneurs to get their work out there (and make money from it!) is during the holidays. People are in search of gifts to buy, and they love to support local to find unique items for their loved ones.

Hence, we decided to expand our Flair Fair and host the 1st Flair Fair : Holiday Bazaar. It'll be very similar to our past markets—but with a little bit more room in the vendor assortment beyond pins and patches. This holiday market will also feature other local artists and designers that make unique and interesting items that would make great gifts.

Flair Fair : Holiday Bazaar

Vendor List + Market Info
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Take Magazine Interview November 28 2017

Owner and Creative Director of Strange Ways, Alex Dakoulas, recently had a talk with Take Magazine about the shop, how accessories speak to a person, and why we carry queer artists.

“The things we wear, and what we put in our homes is definitely an expression of ourselves.”

The Strange Ways of Alex Dakoulas

Rhode Island Pop-Up at Narragansett Brewing November 13 2017

We've been wanting to do an event in Rhode Island for a while! Luckily, Narragansett asked us to be a part of their Made On Honor Market. It takes place at The Guild in Pawtucket, RI (right next to Providence) where their beer is brewed. Come join us both Saturday and Sunday (plus a bunch of other awesome vendors) to browse our latest and great products, while drinking some delicious brew!

Check out all the details and RSVP on the Facebook event

Strange Ways in Glamour Magazine November 06 2017

Holiday gift buying season is upon us! And so the shopping lists have begun. Strange Ways was recently picked up by Glamour Magazine, choosing the Accident Prone beanie we carry from Mean Folk. Make sure to try to do your own holiday shopping by shopping small and local when you can!


101 Awesome Holiday Gifts Under $25

Flair Fair is Back for Round 3! September 01 2017

Our vendor market has been so well-received, that we're back again! Our first one was a year ago, and we return this Fall for another round. Celebrating pins, patches, buttons, and more—over 10 vendors will be there to fulfill all your flair needs.

The event takes place at Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT which is a very short walk to our shop. The Strange Ways storefront will be open extended hours that day too.

Find out all the details:
RSVP + invite friends to the Facebook Event

Strange Ways at DragCon NYC August 15 2017

RuPaul's DragCon has become a smashing success over in LA, and come next month the event will be headed to New York. Strange Ways is so excited to be there tabling, where we'll be selling our exclusive collabs—including new merch with some of our favorite drag superstars. See you there, hunties!