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Sold Out is a webstore created by France’s stylish La MJC and Colette. It showcases different urban brands that are popular the world over such as Stussy, 2K, Ice Cream, and Lucien Pelat-Finet to name a few. Sold Out’s goal is to showcase the best of the international street and urban scene while assuring its customers a secured payment system. From time to time, La MJC and Colette will collaborate to create rare products while Sold Out will also feature limited edition products. So residents of France, rejoice. This is definitely something that’ll make you shout OUI!!!
On my last trip to Los Angeles my friend LiHui shared one of her favorite fragrances with me, or rather I found it while snooping through her bathroom. After wearing Diesel’s Plus Plus Masculine cologne I had to get some for myself. The fragrance is for guys, but smells more unisex to me making it good for both guys and girls. Not only does it smell good, but the packaging is genius. I just recieved mine today in the mail and had a hard time opening the package simply because it was too cool to destroy.
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Oh the good ol’ days of tater-tots for lunch and cheating on math tests in school with calculator watches. Paul Frank is bringing those days back with his new line of totally awesome retro-style calculator watches. Available in both black and white this 80’s-comeback-calc-watch is sure to make your friends drool.
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If you are like me when it comes to sunglasses you don’t like spending a lot. I have a hard time spending $300.00 on a pair of sunglasses just to have someone sit on them and break them. But when I saw Shady Kids it made me rethink my view on expensive sunglasses. They have a wide variety of authentic vintage sunglasses ranging from $89 to $295. After looking at their collection some of these shades make me want to drop a few bills right now.
You may have noticed the lack of updates since both Drew (I think!) and I have been busy for the past few days. I am in the process of sending out resumes, re-decorating my room, and spending time with friends I won’t be seeing quite often because of work. Anyway.
Chuck Guarino and Ryan Turner are the guys behind THECAST, a t-shirt label from New York. THECAST t-shirts are designed to please all t-shirt fiends the world over and to redefine what is good and what sucks. If you’re sick of seeing XXXXXXXL shirts that go past the knees and stupid logo tees that read MY GIRLFRIEND IS OUT OF TOWN, then you should check out THECAST because, well, it doesn’t suck. It’s as simple as that.
Whether it be on a bag, hat or your favorite hoodie a button always makes for the perfect accessory. Prickie brings you a huge collection of button bagdes designed by a variety of talented artists. You can mix and match your orders of the handmade buttons, most of them priced at around three bucks a peice. Prickie not only sells cool buttons, but they also offer the invitation to artists to submit and sell designs of their own and make a little extra cash.
If you’re someone who wants to stand out and loves accessories, then Alex + Chloe is for you. Their pieces are very hip and are definitely eye-catchers and aren’t the kinds you’d find in your mom’s jewellry box (although that’s not really such a bad thing). Their charms and pendants range from animals such as bats, crows, and 8-legged sea creatures to supermodels. Now, who wouldn’t want Kate Moss hanging around their neck?
I am slowly coming out of the daze I have been in for the past week. Spending the week of the Pool tradeshow in Las Vegas can definitely be hazardous to one’s health. It was a week of no sleep, free things, seeing new clothing from some of my most respected designers, meeting my favorite artists and spending time with good friends. It’s good to be home though, now let the posting resume.
Check out Eye-candy from this week’s madness.
Australian clothing company Schwipe started making t-shirts in 1999 when they were having a hard time finding tees for themselves that they liked. They claim their label is founded on “stoopid ideas and little design skill”, I think their stuff is anything but “stoopid”. Since then they have also put out several hoodies, shorts and a full line of dope-ass women’s clothing. When it comes to design those Aussies really know their shit.
Dimension7 is a design agency based in Berlin. It seems as though they always have some cool stuff going on, and their design is super-cool. They recently relaunched their site with three new clothing designs, with options for tees, girl tees, sweatshirts and hoodies.
Last year while I was in Toronto I spent a spent some time on Queen Street checking out all the fresh shops they had. One of the labels that has since become one of my favorite apparel companies is We Clothing. With everything ranging from underwear, to shoes, to eyewhere We has a super-broad range of styles and clothing options. They have by far some of the most original design for men’s clothing I have seen. We Clothing started in 1999 by a tight-knit group of skateboarders and snowboarders, yet they do not claim to be a skate or snowboarding clothing company, but an urban fashion company with its roots in skate and snowboarding calling it “Life after skate.” Whatever it is I like it a lot.
I have had a very hard time finding We Clothing anywhere online for North America, but recently found a limited amount of their stuff at Krudmart. Looks like to get the good stuff I am gonna have to head back to Toronto.
Threadless has started a cool new idea that they are calling theTwelve Club. It’s basically a subscription based way of purchasing tees. 200 bucks a month ($250 for international) and you get twelve tees sent to you, one per month. The downsides being that you can’t choose your design. It is chosen by the staff at Threadless, and no they do not let you exchange it for a different one if you don’t like it. It’s a good idea in theory, but i’m not sure that I am willing to blindly fork out 200 bones on some tees I haven’t even seen yet. Perhaps that might be part of the excitement, but by looking at the majority of the designs being chosen lately, I would be better off picking the good ones when they happen to come along.