Ya I agree.
Some of the designs are corny, however others are alright, considering they're basically reprints of some old Diamond pieces.
Journeys doesn't carry Diamond, but I know Zumiez has one exclusive design. I think it's this one:http://www.zumiez.com/diamond-supply-rise-and-shine-black-tee-shirt.html
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that's a Zumiez only tee.
zumiez used to only get exclusive designs. this was back in 08/09. I remember Nick saying that Zumiez and Karmaloop would only ever get exclusive designs so that diamond could stay exclusive and smaller skate shops could have something over the big guys. You see how that turned out though.
Oh really that's interesting.
Ya see I don't know too much about the whole Zumiez thing, but I know a lot of people were really angry over it.
He may have expanded it to Zumiez and angered some folks, but I will give Nick this, he still gave the smaller skate shops an advantage over Zumiez, in my city anyways.
There are 2 skate shops around here that get different products than Zumiez, and even in some circumstances and in some drops (depending on how slow/backed up Diamond is), the skate shops will get the products earlier than Zumiez.
So that's a good thing, in my eyes. I love going in there and supporting local shops.