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“STAY AWAY!”
Review of Flight Club

Flight Club
Ranked #76 of 811 Shopping in New York City
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“STAY AWAY!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Overpriced. Misleading appearances(the wrapping around the shoes conceal a lot of flaws) and obnoxious sales people. The online service? Even worse. Good luck getting them to pick up their phone or respond to your emails, which if they do, are also unbelievably rude. Couple that with god awful processing time and you have yourself quite the pickle.Worst sneaker boutique in NYC or LA hands down.

Visited March 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Reminds me of an old person who wraps their furniture in plastic”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

As a sneakerhead, I should have had a religious experience stumbling in here. Then I realized that I'm a student and had bills to pay. I understand the allure of an exclusive shoe. I even almost lined up for a pair of Diamond SB dunks a few weeks ago that I may have kept in a box until 2018. But this place was absurd. The resale prices made me want to re-evaluate my life and put a down payment on a house.

That said, it was cool seeing some Nikes that'll never be worn or sold again. That's the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars. It's like a museum. Look, don't touch, and get the hell out of there before you get collection agencies hounding you for that pair of Air Mags you got on vacation in Manhattan that one year.

Visited April 2013
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Wayne, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great selection Horrible Service”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Not worth the trip to NYC! The staff is the rudest! Don't go!! Go somewhere where your money is appreciated. I tried to ask one question & the person wouldn't even turn her head to look at me. Really...they just don't care.

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61 reviews
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“A Must See for Sneaker Fans”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Flight Club is the holy grail (or it would be if there wasn't already a store in LA by that name) for sneaker collectors/fans/heads.
If you like sneakers, this is it. They have all the big name brands, all the big name kicks and colourways, you name it they have it.
But! Remember - they're a consignment store. They don't stock retail. So what you're buying is a shoe someone else brought to the store to be sold on their behalf. With a rate of about 80/20 you're looking at often higher than average resale value on kicks. Buying here though, comes with a guarantee of authenticity - and that's what brings in the customers.

Most kicks line a wall, wrapped in shrink-wrap plastic for protection. The harder to find and therefore more expensive kicks, are found in a display cabinet in the corner.

It's kind of a touristy thing to do for those with sneaker love, but definitely do it even if you don't intend to buy - it's too much fun not to.

Visited February 2013
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Powell, Ohio
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“Sneakerhead capital ”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Amazing selection of shoes! Although a little pricey, everything was perfect. Nice selection of shirts and hats. Needs more seating. Staff helpful.

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