Posts Tagged ‘Store’

A Weekend in Hollywood at Foot Locker’s New LA Flagship Store

Everybody is a star, or so they’ll tell you out in Hollywood. Hustling CDs and dressing up like comic book heroes on the same sidewalk entertainers are immortalized, both the making it and faking it all takes place in LA.

Entering a market as influenced by Kobe as Kendrick, Foot Locker is back in Los Angeles like they never left. Wait, back? Yup, the New York retail titan actually opened its first doors many moons ago in California. While they’ve never truly left — they have an inordinate amount of shops on the Left Coast — their new flagship on Hollywood & Highland is bigger and brighter than them all.

Replacing Timbs with Vans and KP jerseys with KB, the western flagship takes to the climate change from that of its 34th Street shop across from the Garden, playing to local trends while still sporting the striped associates and House of Hoops buildout born in the Big Apple.

A grandeur greeting from local sneakerheads working the shop is met with product picked for the region ranging from Blake Griffin and Lonzo Ball jerseys in the HoH space to the Star Wars x New Era x Stance collection that mirrors the movie that’s causing a line at the cinema across the street.

So, what’s it like to shop there? It’s actually the star treatment like you might expect. Upon entrance, guests are greeted by a round of applause — no joke — with the two story retail space sectioned off quite smoothly.

Perusing through the Nike section which is half House of Hoops/half running, employees are both of the city and of the culture. Attending the grand opening, I meet a manger that un-DS’d his DMP Air Jordan 11s for the event — after over a decade on ice — that’s as geeked to be wearing his old favorites as the kid is in line to cop the “Blue Tint” Yeezys. When scaling the store during the set up and VIP shopping event the night before, I spot employees wearing local favorites like the Black/White Kobe 1s and “Carpe Diem” Kobe 4s. I chop it up with an employee named Austin who’s making his managing debut after a college hoop stint in North Carolina and Nike internship for the Kobe line during the Avar years. Surprisingly, and also impressively, he’s sporting a slept on team take of the LeBron Solider III in home white with red patent accents. The morning of the opening event, the outside launch lounge has guests gaming as they await their turn to purchase Yeezys, wearing everything from Off-White VaporMaxes to Pigalle Ndestrukts.

Passing by the DJ booth, occupied by CSS standout Orange Calderon, the adidas section in backed by a staff laced in everything from NMDs to EQTs. That same section would later be visited by Laker star Brandon Ingram who chops it up with me and the rest of the media about listening to Chicago drill and Meek Mill before games while later posing for pics with purple and gold diehards both young and old.

Looping around the main entrance which features everything from Mitchell & Ness swingman shorts to Thrasher Vans, the second story sees a tall wall decked out in local graffiti, leading the way to a miniature version of Kid’s Foot Locker and the female focused 602 shop. Kid’s can cop Foams just like their folks while ladies of all ages can shop favorites from Rihanna’s FENTY line, Beyonce’s Ivy Park and of course Air Max makeups in the most trending of tones.

While what’s inside Foot Locker’s LA Flagship store is impressive with or without restocks, it’s the surrounding ambience of Hollywood that makes it unique. Whether walking by Marilyn Monroe’s wax museum figure or seeing the likes of Victor Cruz, Chili from TLC, Akon and DMC all in a few block radius (all actual examples in a two and a half day stay), the celebrity scene of the neighborhood is a spectacle people from all over the world literally pay to see.

However, on a block where half the intrigue is trying to decipher whether or not you actually just saw Karruche Tran or if it’s really Tobey Maguire pretending to be Spiderman, there’s no mistaking the people or the product in the new Foot Locker flagship and there certainly aren’t any tourists to the culture wearing referee shirts.

Yup, on a block where everyone’s trying to be somebody and a scene where everyone’s just trying to cop something limited, maybe the big box brand from New York and its striped shirt employees will be the ones offering a fair shot to buy limited product on the Left Coast.

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An Inside Look at Foot Locker’s New LA Flagship Store

Located in the hills of Los Angeles, the new Foot Locker LA Flagship Store on Hollywood & Highland opened its doors this morning to a host of hopefuls already securing wristbands and eyeing restocks.

Decked out with a built in House of Hoops full of gear supporting hardwood heroes like Kobe, Lonzo and Blake, the store hosts all the recent releases from the likes of Jordan, Nike, adidas, Vans, PUMA and more, with special second story build outs for the ladies and kiddos. Kid’s are privy to many of the famous footwear releases the adults see while the gals have access to strong product ranging from Rihanna’s FENTY line to Beyonce’s Ivy Park.

Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more of the Foot Locker festivities in LA this weekend and if you’re in the City of Angels make sure to swing by and check out the new flagship space.

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visvim to Open Second Hand Retail Store in 2012


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visvim founder & designer Hiroki Nakamura has recently been quoted in CODE Magazine about his hopes to open a second hand store next year, saying “…This is the first time I’m telling anyone this. The idea is somehow to buy back and resell, buy back and resell…so, like, then my scene is complete. It will probably happen in 2012”.

visvim as a company is dedicated to earth-friendly practices, so this offbeat retail store idea, while somewhat surprising in concept, actually makes sense in the whole visvim ‘big picture’. With a focus on obtaining old product from the brand and again putting them back on the market, the idea is both compelling and exciting considering how hard it is to get a pair of visvim shoes as is.

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Supra Opens First U.S. Store


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Skate brand Supra has finally joined the ranks of others with a storefront in the NYC with the opening of it’s first US store. The store is located on 4 Prince Street in the bustling SoHo area and the 850 square foot retail space offers the full range of Supra products in one store.

Supra NYC
4 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

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Christian Laboutin Homme Store Paris


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Tricker’s x Norse Store ‘Norse Zug’ Shoe


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UK’s Tricker’s has teamed up with the amazing reatiler Norse Store on this limited edition ‘Norse Zug’ shoe for Fall/Winter 2011. The “Norse Zug” shoe features a sturdy, timeless design crafted from premium textured leather upper, tonal stitching while the captoe detailing and a stitched wooden sole completes a great piece. Available now at Norse Store.

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A.P.C. Launches New Store in London’s Notting Hill

A.P.C. opens another store in London, this time located in the Notting Hill area. The shop was designed by longtime A.P.C. collaborator Laurent Deroo Architecte (LDA), and neighbors other luxury labels like Diane von Furstenberg, Matchesfashion.com and Zadig & Voltaire. The 700-square-foot space boasts light oak wooden structures, walls and floors, brass light fixtures, and glazed ceramic bricks that are meant to evoke London’s distinct Victorian pub tiles. This is A.P.C.’s third location in London (along with its Redchurch and SoHo locations) and will carry menswear and womenswear collections, as well as its line of accessories that includes shoes, candles and quilts.

A.P.C. Notting Hill
34 Ledbury Road,
London


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A Complete Store List for the “OVO” Air Jordan 10s

Keeping track of the “OVO” Air Jordan 10s has been a task. Marking the first official retail release since Drake joined Jordan Brand back in late 2013, the stingray scored sneakers with gold accenting have attracted the attention of Drizzy fans and collectors just as anticipated.

Thankfully, the good folks at J23 App and Sneaker News linked up to compile a complete store list of the accounts set to release the “OVO” 10s tomorrow. It should be noted that the majority of these stores may have already conducted raffles, so it’s best to call or stop by the stores today first to get the official drop details. While most pairs may already be claimed, this list probably serves as a good indication of the accounts that will be getting the next OVO x JB drop.

Peep the list below, safe shopping and good luck!

A Ma Maniere
969 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
(404) 975-3380

Alumni
298 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 953-4696

APB
1003 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 569-6613

BAIT Diamond Bar
2753 S Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 595-1712

BAIT Orange County
2812 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 633-1833

BAIT – Seattle, WA
915 S Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 257-1178

Bows and Arrows
2513 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-6683

Capsule
#108 – 29 Bellair St
Toronto, ON M5R2C8
(416) 926-1845

Creme 321
321 W 21st Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 961-1988

Exclucity
1326 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal QC H3C 1K7
(514) 846-8887

Extra Butter
125 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(917) 965-2500

Flight 23 at Footaction
E317A Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 240-5584

Flight 23 at Footaction
225 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(646)473-1945

Flight 23 at Footaction
3663 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-0295

Flight 23 at Footaction
7501 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708)442-1727

Haven
145 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON M5A 1S9
(604) 696-6896

KITH
644 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

KITH
233 Flatbush
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Livestock
239 Abbott St
Vancouver BC, V6B 2K7
(604) 685-1433

Major DC
1426 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-6732

Nice Kicks
2815 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 320-8100

OVO Pop-up
899 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M6J 1W1

Sneaker Politics
131 Arnould Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 993-3709

Social Status
1519 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 632-9902

The Vault
4465 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117

UBIQ
1509 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 988-0194

UNKNWN
19501 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 937-2103

Wish ATL
447 Moreland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
(404) 880-0402

Xhibition
2068 W.25th
Cleveland OH. 44113
(216) 298-4770

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Kanye West Surprises Sneakerheads at adidas Originals London Store

This adidas deal is working out pretty good for Kanye West and it might be working out even better for fans. While this morning’s adidas Yeezy Boost 350 release caused a stir on the sneaker scene (went can’t confirm a restock, but based on the 750 launch we’d have to imagine more will eventually come), the real winners appeared to be those that purchased pairs at the adidas Originals Store in London.

Much like the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost launch in NYC over All-Star Weekend, Kanye West surprised fans by showing up at the release. Taking photos and presumably handing out pairs, let us know which adidas Originals Store you’d like to see Kanye pop up at next.

RELATED: adidas Will Provide New Yeezys or Refunds for 750 Zipper Defect

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A Closer Look at the STUSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x RAINS 2015 Spring/Summer Hooded Rain Jacket

As you may well know Danish rainwear brand RAINS have collaborated with Stussy as part of their Livin’ GENERAL STORE drop this summer and we recently got a glimpse of the rain jackets they have put together. Now you can take a closer look at the collaborative effort before you take the plunge and buy, alongside RAINS’ classic clean lines and utilitarian detailing it has been revealed that the jackets bear a large double-S stussy logo on the interior. A unisex design, the hooded rain jacket offers two flapped patch pockets along with a buttoned placket and is available no via Livin’ GENERAL STORE dealers for ¥16,500 JPY (approximately $ 138 USD).


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