Following our visit to Nubian in Harajuku, home to Toshikazu Nozaka’s latest piece, we find ourselves across the pond at Los Angeles’s BLENDS, which recently welcomed a new custom cooler from local artist MAR. One of four locations spread across California, this latest one in LA is smack dab in the middle of the city’s Fashion District and shows a visible affinity with its surrounding community. Not only do both owner Tak and manager Sergio Martinez strive to support local artists, the store is is likened to a gallery for shoes and sneakerheads. And that wouldn’t be inaccurate with a spacious minimalist layout of white walls and sleek displays filled with the latest curated releases. To check out more about the store and what’s on offer, head over to the BLENDS website.
And be sure to stick around for our upcoming final chapter of HYPEBEAST x Red Bull Curates Proteges.