U.S. street wear popularity internationally?

November 29, 2011 @ 14:46:09
I'm writing a short piece on the above mentioned topic and would appreciate your feedback.

How well do U.S. brands fare in other regions of the world? Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America for example.
Are American street wear brands viewed as legitimately desirable or rather as a fad? What American brands are popular abroad?

I'm assuming the imported brands are pretty expensive in comparison to local brands, correct?

Thanks for your input...

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November 29, 2011 @ 15:54:53
Asia for sure, Supreme and other labels are pretty prominent.
November 29, 2011 @ 16:01:01
In latin america only few people in the biggest cities know nice brands.
In Brazil Supra, Stussy, Diamond and LRG are pretty popular between hypebeasts, skaters and fashionists.
November 29, 2011 @ 20:35:42
Japan has been a major consumer of US labels for years (mainly in the mid 2000's) and due to China's emerging middle class, they have become a prominent consumer as well. From what I understand Amsterdam and Barcelona are also growing "streetwear" cities.

Even though streetwear has gained a significant amount of mainstream popularity, it will always be considered a niche luxury product as opposed to simply a fad. It's been around too long and continues to develop. But this isn't to say that certain brands don't have their "moments" where they are quickly gain insane popularity, then fall out of favor. That goes for anywhere in the world (via the internet).

As for import costs, I have no idea. But I'm sure that currency exchanges play a part in price differentiation, if there is any.

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November 30, 2011 @ 02:52:00
So far it seems like Asia has a lot of pull... but my only question is how would smaller American brands establish themselves abroad (in Asia)?

I know LRG, Stussy, Mishka and Supreme are pretty popular in Japan, but all of these brands are historical landmark street wear brands (with the exception of Mishka). I'm not too surprised by their popularity... but how would smaller/newer brands like Diamond or The Hundreds (The Hundreds are probably a bad example for this case as they're pretty big) fare in Asia?

I know China has a tremendous growing population that now has access to an increasing amount of discretionary income... but I'm not too convince they're going to go up and buy American street wear brands... I know they're currently buying up high-end luxury goods by the score. I just feel like they're going to develop their own street wear scene instead of buying into American street wear. I think the cultural barrier and opportunity is too wide....

Just my thought, more feedback is welcomed.

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December 03, 2011 @ 07:01:57
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December 07, 2011 @ 03:07:52
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December 08, 2011 @ 01:28:19
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March 12, 2013 @ 06:01:04
this is a very great topic. 

for the thread starter. regarding your second question for smaller US clothing brands.
i  myself owns a small online retailer which is based in Singapore. i would say, it would be better if you don't have a minimum order for starters.
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