History

Designers Don Carney and John Ross established PATCH NYC with a collection of hand-detailed hats in the fall of 1997. Inspired by a hat made by John’s mom Yasuko for her son’s first New York winter, the designers created a collection using hand-dyed wool from the Union Square Farmers market and vintage buttons for embellishment.

Encouraged by the success of their hat collection, the designers added fabric scarves and special occasion handbags the following year. An appreciation of vintage embroidery, applique and beading techniques motivated the pair to embellish their designs with intricate details inspired by items found at the New York flea market. This attention to detail combined with an unpredictable color palette quickly became PATCH NYC design signatures.  Today, PATCH NYC has evolved into a lifestyle studio creating original art and designing collections of home decor and fashion accessories including costume jewelry, scarves and the HUNTER line of sterling and one-of-a kind jewelry.

In addition to the PATCH NYC line, Don and John have designed home collections exclusively for West Elm and Anthropologie, serving pieces and objects with Paris based Astier de Villatte, stationery for Barnes & Noble and Bell’Invito and a line of scented candles and fragrances with Soap and Paper Factory.  In September 2012, PATCH NYC presented a 50 plus collection of home decor items designed exclusively for Target as part of the Shops at Target program.

PATCH NYC art and designs have been featured in numerous international fashion and home decor publications as well as on television and in film. The PATCH NYC collection can be found in specialty stores worldwide and in the PATCH NYC Shop located in Boston, Massachusetts.