Flight001 is the smartest shop in the world of travel in my view.
It started in 1998 just around the corner from where we used to live in the West Village (NY), and has since then expanded into 6 shops + an online. They sell all those gadgets that you need in order to make a family trip more pleasurable. I got my husband’s toiletry bag there 10 years ago, and a folding backgammon set, and he still uses those. I got my son a mini-world map, and all our luggage are name-tagged with a fluorescent flight001 label so that we can never miss them at the arrival (except that one time i flew back from paris and a fuel truck run on my suitcase on the runway, smashed a can of my mother’s homemade pesto sauce….but that’s another story) My favorite purchase: my tres stylish Y3 black carry-on that can either roll or as a backpack. It fits everything, baby formula, diapers (aka nappies) and the whole changing set, plus dinosaurs, Marcelo’s Mouk book (more on that later), my ibook, the passports etc.. I love it and I love paying Flight001 a visit each time I am in NY.