Karmaloop had FUCT in stock awhile ago. And while i dont shop their mostly because of their weak clothing selection, i will admit this karmaloop does have certain qualities that other sites can learn from. For one karmaloop are always having a sale and are good at having atleast 3 to 4 contest a year. Also this is 2013, having a exclusive online retailer only benefits the online retailer. Thats good for brands like supreme because they are their own retailer. But to other brands thats just trying to get their name out, the more the merrier. I think the true killer of streetwear brands is all the streetwear brands that copies off of each other. Nowadays there is no difference between brands like undefeated, 10 deep, or even truk fit except the logo.Does anyone else here think Karmaloop has ruined the true essence of streetwear for many brands? If true 'streetwear' entails keeping things exclusive and holding a strong brand identity then it is obvious that karmaloop strives to achieve the exact opposite. They require mass produced product and then throw it in with 200 other brands. Sure, some of these brand owners have children to feed but if you really value your brands unique identity, you can find other ways. Keep it to exclusive online retailers that embrace exclusivity and share your similar aesthetic. Brands I most respect in the game are not on karmaloop. FUCT, ONLY NY, WOR just to name a few.
If one thing stands for certain, it is that I will never put my brand on karmaloop.
My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go fuck yourself.