Here’s @ianazwa ‘s excellent entry in our #totallytotes contest. If you want to win one of @thehill_side ‘s brand new Mitchell Camo bags, just follow us, and post a picture of all of the things you’d put in your new tote. Remember to tag #hickorees #totallytotes. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow. Good luck!
Miss the pinewood derby? Need more high speed chases in your life? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got beautiful beech wood sports cars from the Brooklyn-based geniuses @candylabtoys. Choose from the Police Cruiser, GT-10, Doc Ryder or Carbon 77.
Father’s Day Gift Guide pt. 2: Dad’s Summer Essentials. From the top left, a flying disc from Aerobie, a five panel hat from @madeonthemoon, a waves print wallet from Maxx & Unicorn, awesome Bois2 wood/bio-acetate sunglasses made in France, classic board shorts from @battenwear, coconut moisturizer from Mountain Ocean, and the perfect beach tote from Kaptain Sunshine.
Did you know that Hickoree’s is a family business? Siblings Sandy, Emil, and Liza Corsillo asked their dad George to share some fond paternal memories just in time for Father’s Day. Read on for a few words from the “Pater Familias” himself:
"When Liza, Sandy, and Emil asked me to share some "fatherly" nostalgia, I immediately thought about the many trips into NYC that we took together, from the time they were 4 and 5 years old (Liza and Sandy are twins, Emil’s a year older) all the way through High School. Though we often took in the tourist sights and made museum trips, shopping for the cool things you couldn’t get in the suburbs was another frequent highlight.
Our tradition was to get up early on a Saturday or Sunday and take the commuter train in from Connecticut. A short subway ride to the West Village took us to our first destination: Seagull Hair Salon. Here my barber Skipper gave the boys their enviable haircuts. Liza got into the barber chair last to have her bangs trimmed.
Lunch was at Dine-O-Mat, a tiny art deco joint on Madison Avenue and 33rd Street. Plates of food circled by on a conveyor belt, you could take whatever you wanted, and prices were determined by the differently colored plates. Before I even had time to get the kids’ coats off, Sandy could be found sitting with three or four plates in front of him.
In later years the boys shopped for skateboards, stickers, and wheels at Supreme, where they could watch the older guys doing tricks out front or see the newest skate videos. Liza preferred Kim Gordon’s short-lived clothing shop X-Girl down the street. Other favorites were ALife on Rivington; the Swatch store up the street from my design studio on Broadway and Houston; and the strip of cheap tshirt shops on St. Mark’s Place.
Now that the three of them live full-time in NYC and have their own cool “can’t-get-it-anywhere-else” store in Williamsburg, I find myself making the trip down from Connecticut to shop at Hickoree’s. Here’s a short — wink-wink — list of what I would like for Father’s Day from Hickoree’s…
See all of our Dad’s Father’s Day Picks here.
Introducing the Hickoree’s Father’s Day Gift Guide! Here’s some gift guide ideas for the Dad who looks good in indigo. From the top left, we’ve got the @stanleyandsons mechanic wallet and key fob, an indigo linen leaves print tie from @thehill_side, a skein-dyed shirt from J.S. Homestead, a Shibori hand towel from Blue Blue Japan, a dot print notebook from @publicsupply, low top sneakers from @thehill_side and finally, a home indigo dye kit from @noondesignstudio to make your own beautiful blues.