FAB 208 NYC was opened in 1992 in NYC's East Village by husband and wife team Jo Custance-Smith and Alan Smith.
A great combination of both their street fashion style influences from growing up in the London and NYC music and fashion scenes in the 80"s, it opened with the express intention of providing unique handmade clothing to real shaped independent women with normal budgets and a passion for style and fashion.
A wide range of recycled vintage hangs alongside new designs such as classic cocktail dresses and slouchy tees and cozy cowl neck sweaters, and all of it from sizes 2-16 handmade in the USA. Boardroom or bar, club or live event, you can get everything you need from FAB, plus hands on styling by the owners, honest to a fault you will never leave looking less than your best. The yelp reviews don't lie!
Nothing sells at FAB for more than $120 which is something they are very proud of being able to offer, not something you find very rarely today for USA handmade items. Prices range from $20 for handmade unique jewelry items up to $120 for perfect fit dresses that stand the test of time in both design and construction.
Another aspect of FAB 208 NYC is there screen printed product line that focuses on raising awareness for animal adoption from shelters and the importance of educating people about overpopulation. All these original hand printed products have their profits donated to small rescue groups trying to make a difference in the area. Several thousand dollars are donated each year from this product line.
After 23 yrs years an NYC retailers, Jo and Alan decided to move to a warmer climate and relocated to Jacksonville Florida. A new store is now open and you can also find their product for sale on Instagram @FAB208NYC and soon on the site right here.
Stay tuned for news about the new adventures coming soon!!