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AMP3 Adds The Manhattan Vintage Show to Client Roster

We are excited to announce the addition of Manhattan Vintage, to our client roster.

The Manhattan Vintage Show, NYC’s premier vintage shopping event, returns this February 3rd & 4th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  Launched in 1992, Manhattan Vintage has become the largest, and oldest, vintage apparel & accessory show in the country, and a shopping mecca for designers, costumers, and vintage fashion lovers alike.

For those in the know, Manhattan Vintage acts as more than just a vintage shopping experience.  If you’re a lover of all things vintage, shopping the show is like visiting your favorite museum, except you actually get to touch and buy the art. It goes deeper though, the vendors at Manhattan Vintage are the best in the business. Offering up the best vendors in the business, these merchants are also historians, able to educate you on each piece and provide you with a shoppable history lesson.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this seasons special exhibition will be entitled “Jean-Paul Gaultier: Lingerie Through the Ages,” and will be comprised of archived, lingerie inspired, vintage Gaultier pieces alongside the original vintage lingerie styles that inspired the designs.

“By now it’s legend that Gaultier found inspiration in his grandmother’s closet. He was particularly fascinated with her corsets and other under garments. This exhibit will be an opportunity for attendees to see these early vintage lingerie pieces alongside Gaultier’s groundbreaking designs. We’re very excited to share this experience with the public,” said  Manhattan Vintage owner David Ornstein.

Dealers including Cherry Vintage, Daybreak Vintage, and James Veloria will be contributing pieces to the Gaultier exhibition, many of which will be exclusively available to shop at the show.

With 80+ vendors that span the decades, there’s a vintage dealer with a one-of-a-kind piece for everyone at Manhattan Vintage. NYC based vendor, Metropolis Vintage, recently acquired a substantial collection of vintage Bonnie Cashin designs that will bring lovers of layering and vintage Coach running. And then there are the ladies of Spark Pretty, who will be owning the vintage 90s market with several vintage Tony Alamo denim jackets, as well as all the 90’s prom dresses you could ever dream of.

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show will be open at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Friday, February 2nd (1pm to 8pm) and Saturday, February 3rd (11am-6pm). To learn more about The Manhattan Vintage Show, or for any press related inquiries, please contact Ashley Lutzker at AMP3 PR via 646-827-9594 or [email protected].        

Bridges of Understanding Award Dinner Honoring Arianna Huffington

On December 7th, our client “Bridges of Understanding” (BOU), an incredible non-profit, hosted its annual awards gala at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

The event, which celebrates global citizenship, included the 9th annual presentation of the Building Bridges Award by David G. Bradley to celebrate journalist and founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, and the inaugural presentation of the Young Global Trailblazer Distinction to world refugee activist and author, Chaker Khazaal (Author of “Confessions of a War Child” and Esquire Middle East’s ‘Man of the Year’).

Both offered their inspiring words on the importance of building bridges between people, countries, and cultures. Following their acceptances, everyone enjoyed a beautiful performance by Broadway veteran Carrie Manolakos.

Partnering with the United Nations, the event also included a virtual reality pop-up exhibition on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals adopted by world leaders in 2016 to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

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With the current cultural climate, organizations like BOU are of increasing importance. The new programming includes Refugees Deeply, a single subject platform designed to clarify the complex web of geopolitical, human rights, environmental, legal, and other factors combining to make the refugee issue one of the most challenging of our lifetimes. Additionally, the existing Youth Talk video exchange program between high schools in the U.S. and the Middle East is now being piloted to middle school students, with the increasing belief that empathy building needs to start earlier.

It was an informative and inspirational night, with all funds raised going toward BOU’s education programs. 

About Bridges of Understanding:

BOU is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization established in 2007, is driven by a mission to foster a personal understanding between the American people and people of the Arab World, as defined by the League of Arab States, through education and outreach programs that emphasize 21st century skills.  For those from and engaged in the region, the organization’s cornerstone initiatives provide an empowering lifeline — an opportunity to have their voices heard in the classroom and by their peers in the United States.  And, for Americans, these initiatives showcase the diverse Arab cultural legacy and paint thoughtful, nuanced portraits of those who respective homelands and histories are oftentimes distorted in the current sociopolitical landscape.

SPARK PRETTY OPENS “90’S FOREVER” POP-UP

 

On Wednesday, November 2nd, all of our dreams came true at the “90’s Forever” pop-up with online vintage retailer Spark Pretty. The store was filled with vintage items from the 1990’s; everything from apparel to novelty toys. It was nearly impossible to walk past and not be drawn in by the neon colors, Lisa Frank lunch boxes, beanbag chairs, Fruit by the Foot candies, and of course the amazing vintage clothing.

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Throughout the store you could find unisex t-shirts from tv shows such as Ren and Stimpy, Home Improvement, 90210, and Friends; awesome denim pieces like the hand-painted Janet Jackson, Madonna, Roger Rabbit and Barbie jackets; the famed red dress that “Cassandra” wore in Wayne’s World; Kelly Bundy-style bandage dresses; and Jazzercise lycra by Body Glove.

But as if the apparel wasn’t enough, there were novelty items all around! Including an MC Hammer doll, Spice Girls, and Blossom Russo dolls (all in the box), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanny pack, MTV TRL microphones, Troll Dolls, and Beavis & Butthead slippers to name a few.

While guests took a nostalgic walk through the store, they were treated to Miller Light and delicious 90’s candies (like Gushers, Bubble Tape, and Fruit by the Foot). And before they left, they were sure to stop by the photo booth complete with the era’s best catchphrases like “As If” and “Zoinks”.

The Spark Pretty “90s Forever” pop-up shop was at 219C Mulberry Street fromNovember 3rd to Sunday November 6th.

About Spark Pretty:

Amanda Dolan is a lifelong collector and archivist of all things vintage. Together with her business partner Meagan Colby, whom she met while working at Betsey Johnson, they began showing at the Manhattan Vintage Show. Named by VOGUE as one of the must-shop vendors, the best friend duo has already supplied wardrobe for Broadway’s American Psycho,” TV’s “The Goldbergs,” upcoming Netflix series “GLOW,” and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

CAT FOOTWEAR LAUNCHES #MAKEASCENETOUR IN NYC

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On Wednesday, October 19th, our client, Cat Footwear, launched their U.S. #MakeASceneTour in New York City with a press event and cocktail party at the Bowery Station.

Throughout the day, influencers were taken through the AW16 collection and given a first look at the upcoming SS17 line. The space was then opened up for a cocktail party, which featured cocktails by master mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, jams by DJ Jasper Stapleton, and an array NYC’s greatest eats including charcuterie by Cherry Point, adorable mini pop tarts by Hail Mary, and heavenly cookies and brownies by Ovenly; all thanks to The Brothers Buoy who curated the tasty line up.

As guests checked out the collection and enjoyed the cocktail party, they made sure to enter the Make A Scene Weekend Getaway contest! Everyone who enters has a chance to join Cat Footwear at one of our next tour destinations: Chicago or L.A.. The trip includes $1000 flight voucher, $1000 hotel voucher, $500 Visa Gift Card for spending money, and of course a pair of Cat Boots. You can enter to win at: bit.ly/masweekend
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After a great night in NYC, Cat Footwear can’t wait to hit the road and head to the next stop on the #MakeASceneTour: Chicago!

More event photos here.

For more information, visit: www.CatFootwear.com.

About Cat Footwear: Cat Footwear is a division of Wolverine Worldwide Inc., and the global footwear licensee of Caterpillar Inc.  For over two decades, Cat Footwear has been designing and engineering quality footwear that lives up to the hard-working reputation of the Caterpillar brand.  Rich in heritage, Cat Footwear began in the industrial work boot sector, and has since grown into fashionable lifestyle collections for urban, city-dwelling men and women.  As a brand, Cat Footwear focuses on quality, rugged leathers, old-fashioned craftsmanship and sophisticated details that defy their modest price tag. Today, Cat Footwear is sold in more than 140 countries worldwide.