Cheeky, statement-making clothing and merch has been making waves lately, particularly when it comes to badass phrases and designs that promote feminism and equality across the board. So who better to get in on the game than The Wing, the women-only work and community space in the Flatiron neighborhood of NYC (and soon to be in SoHo, Downtown Brooklyn, and Washington D.C., too)? The Wing's second merch and clothing collection is dropping on Thursday, May 18, and with an actual membership waiting list more than 3,000 boss ladies long, you may want to set a reminder.
The new pieces will be up on The Wing's website at 8 a.m. EST on Thursday, May 18, and everything retails from $12 to $40. All of the T-shirts, hats, totes and pins in the line are pretty amazing, but there are a couple of extra special standouts. Independent Toronto-based designer Inner Decay collaborated with the Wing on a fantastic Queen Pins set featuring seven incredible ladies in illustrated form. For the pin featuring feminist writer Andrea Dworkin, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to RAINN, an anti-sexual assault organization working with local rape crisis centers across the United States, according to The Wing.
The pieces from the new collection were also shot by photographer Katie McCurdy on real members of The Wing, ranging from age 24-78. Here are five standouts from the new collection — if you can't actually be a member at The Wing, these are the next best thing.
1. Queens Pins
Queens Pin Set, $75 for 7, The Wing
The Mata Hari, Fran Lebowiz, Shirley Chisolm, Remy Ma, Rei Kawakubo, Siouxsie Sioux and Andrea Dworkin pins can also be bought individually for $12 each.
2. Command Respect Tee
Command Respect Tee, $40, The Wing
One word: Amen. (Insert praise hands emoji here.)
3. Girls Doing Whatever Tote
Girls Doing Whatever Tote, $35, The Wing
This tote is pretty much amazing on its own, but it looks extra boss with the pins on it.
4. Internet Herstory Shirt
Internet Herstory Shirt, $40, The Wing
A long-sleeve white tee with a purpose.
5. Boys Beware Hat
Boys Beware Hat, $36, The Wing
Don't say we didn't warn you.