Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Where can I get bright orange footballs, piggy banks and toothpick holders all made out of leather?” And then naturally you thought, “I wish I could also pick up a bike, a 5-hole wooden pencil sharpener and a handmade watch in one place!” We finally solved this universal conundrum when we discovered Shinola.
This Detroit-based company was founded on the principles of quality manufacturing right here in the U.S. of A. The fruits of their labor are on display in New York at the Tribeca outpost, where we had the opportunity to preview their latest watch line a few weeks ago. These timepieces are built by skilled artisans with a lot of love. Purchasing one of these watches evokes the feeling that you’re getting something one-of-a-kind, not your run of the mill ticker.
If you do have the chance to visit the New York store, I think you’ll find it to be a delicious, contemporary slice of Americana pie. Even if you’re not looking to expand your ever-growing collection of silver bike bells.