Long gone are the days when the girls of Sex and the City are baffled by the idea of going to Brooklyn to do anything especially to know eat, shop and drink. The people who know what’s cool would not even dare go near Brooklyn. Fast forward to the 2010s, it’s the place where EVERYONE goes! When we met with the owners of FLIGHT 001, Brad and John, we wanted them to take us around. It’s our first time in that part of New York and we just had to see it for the first time with people who live in the heart of it :) John has moved from Manhattan almost a decade ago and he loves it so much that they decided to house their second NYC FLIGHT 001 store in Smith St :)
We first saw FLIGHT 001 here in the Philippines and have always been more and more curious about it as we passed their BGC branch. It resembles a plane so much that anyone who loves to travel will immediately be attracted to it! One of the traits we both got from our mom is we love to organize everything in containers and it’s the perfect place to cure our OCD!! :P haha! They have everything you need for traveling. Literally anything you can think of, they have! :)
FLIGHT 001 has stores all over the world and they are very big in Asia. They have 4 alone here in the Philippines – Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Ayala Cebu and North point District Bacolod. My personal favorite’s the one in Shangri-la because of it’s wide selection. Nothing beats the one in New York though. They have every space pack and travel essentials in every color you can imagine!! :) They even carry Rimoas and their own line of luggages, duffel and weekend bags. We honestly never thought we needed this much when traveling… We’ve been missing out!
Brad and John were so nice to surprise us with #Twinning luggages and items that are in our favorite colors! *Insert Heart Emoji Here*
Not only do they carry masks, travel tags and space packs but all of these as well! Adaptors perfect for every country, ear plugs, toiletries and even medicines! :) It’s really a one-stop shop for anything you need!
The story of how this store and the brand even happened on a flight 1998 aboard Air France flight 023 somewhere between New York and Paris. John Sencion and Brad John, two business travellers who had spent far too much time preparing for their trip, envisioned a travel store as streamlined as flight itself :) They wanted every traveller in the world to not need to run around town like a headless chicken to look for everything they need! They just need to go to FLIGHT 001 :)
The FLIGHT 001 Go Clean pack bag collection helps keep you organized with versatile mix-and-match bags that range from laundry to shoes, beachwear to gym gear.
They carry items for the sophisticated men travellers too!
We loved luggages so much that we went around Brooklyn with it :P
On Vern: Dress from Korea, Shoes from MUY BIEN BONITA, Bag from Chanel, Hat from H&M, Sunglasses from Dior
On Verniece: Dress from Zara, Shoes from Valentino, Bag from Chanel, Scarf from Coach
Not only is the FLIGHT 001 store a reason to visit Williamsburg but this amazing view of Manhattan as well :) A big thank you to FLIGHT 001 for bringing us to New York! Still surreal to be able to experience this with a brand as amazing as this! :)