I’ve always loved using a very fancy fan to stay cool during the summer. This is especially so when waiting for a train in the hot underground subway stations in New York City. I’ve tried using those tiny portable battery operated fans but have never been satisfied with the little bit of air they manage to circulate.
Fans also offer a way to focus on thoughts of beautiful things while enduring the heat until an air-conditioned train pulls in. This is why I have at home many paper and fabric fans I’ve bought for the lovely pictures of birds, Chinese women in court dress, flowers and sometimes nature scenes.
Many 99 cents stores and variety stores in my part of Brooklyn have paper and fabric fans on sale for 99 cents or $1.00 each. I think fans should be considered a fun and very girly fashion accessory in the hot weather. I select one that goes with the colors of my outfits or pocketbook whenever I’m out for a long period of time.
The Jia-Jia Discount and 99 Cents Store in Dyker Heights has these pretty fans in satin like fabric for $1.00 each. I bought a few for myself and some extras for gifts. They make a nice surprise when visiting a friend during a hot day.
Jia-Jia Discount and 99 Cents Store is located on Fort Hamilton Parkway between 62nd and 63rd Streets in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. The satin fans currently offered come in a wide array of brightly colored backgrounds and have floral designs like the ones shown here.
Please note: I am not affiliated with any store or manufacturer.