The Storefront — New Haven, CT

Strange Ways built its foundation as an online shop, becoming one of the top web destinations for patches, pins, unique gifts, and more from independent designers, artists, and small brands. We ship out hundreds of items to people all over the world every week who appreciate our strange product offering. Curating and creating these items is the passion of the job—the next best part is seeing customers excited by what we carry! We wanted to continue to build that connection and atmosphere.

The popularity of our online shop lead us to open our Strange Ways storefront. By opening up what is essentially our headquarters to the public, fans really immerse yourself in our strange world. With the space we can present product in ways that allow people a richer experience, and customers love being able to see all their favorite items from online in-person. We're also able to offer fun store-specific offerings like vintage pins and patches, a 60-game arcade system, in-store events, and what may be the very first “Flair Case”!

The only Strange Ways store, we carry ALL the items available online—plus unique ones found only in-store!

We're located in the historic Westville Village area of New Haven, CT—known for it's famous brunch spots Bella's Cafe and Lena's, the Sunday Farmer's Market at Edgewood Parkvintage spots like Elm City Sounds records and Vintanthro, unique destinations like Mew Haven Cat Cafe and Lyric Hall Theaterart galleries at Kehler Liddell and DaSilva Gallery, Happy Hours at RAWA, New West Cafe, and Manjares Tapas, as well as proximity to the newly-revamped Edgewood Skate Park. Strange Ways is also just 2 miles from the center of downtown New Haven near Yale University (and it's free art galleries), famous “New Haven apizza-style” pizza in Wooster Square, and great bars for those looking to make a day of it. We're always surprised by how far people mention they come to visit us, and we hope to see you soon too!


Strange Ways
910 Whalley Ave
New Haven, CT 06515

We don't have a phone number, but you can easily contact us or read our FAQ for common questions.
Be aware we do *NOT* do custom patches, pins, screenprinting, or attaching/sewing on of patches.
Want your work in Strange Ways? Please don't come in with it—read our FAQ on how to submit.
Any item in-stock (not “Sold Out”) in our online shop, is available in-store—just come in and ask!

Find reviews of us on YelpGoogle, and Facebook. We hope you enjoy shopping with us!


10AM–6PM  •  Monday
10AM–6PM  •  Tuesday
10AM–6PM  •  Wednesday
10AM–6PM  •  Thursday
10AM–7PM  •  Friday
10AM–7PM  •  Saturday
10AM–5PM  •  Sunday

*Closed on all major holidays

Our storefront HQ is located in New Haven, Connecticut—a short trip away from NYC, Providence, and Boston.

Free street parking - or - $1/hr parking lot at Blake St & Whalley Ave   ➳ Get Directions


Throughout the year we participate in pop-up shops, markets, and our own events.
(Storefront operates normal hrs during events, unless specified otherwise.)

Saturday, Aug 10
Second Saturdays Artist Pop-Up Series - New Haven, CT
Saturday, Aug 24
End of Summer Sale + Artist Pop-Up - New Haven, CT
Friday–Saturday, Sept 6–8
RuPaul's DragCon NYC - New York, NY
Saturday, Sept 14
Second Saturdays Artist Pop-Up Series - New Haven, CT
Saturday, Oct 12
City Wide Open Studios - Westville Weekend - New Haven, CT
Saturday, Nov 9
Flair Fair — Pin + Patch Market 'n Meetup - New Haven, CT

 RSVP on our Facebook Events page for more info + to RSVP!


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