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Concepts for The North Face 2013 Capsule Collection

Boston retailer Concepts is at it again with the collaborations, only this time it’s partnered with The North Face to produce a slick take on the outdoor brand’s Base Camp Duffel Bag. The bag features a tonal reflective star pattern acros...

Concepts x New Balance 998 “Mint”

Concepts and New Balance may have only just recently released the New Balance 998 “C-Note” but that hasn’t stopped the two Boston imprints from working up this fresh “Mint” colorway for the same 998 silhouette. Sticking...

Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High Premium “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Preview

After teaming up last year to introduce the Porky’s-inspired “When Pigs Fly” Dunk, Concepts and Nike SB are due to come together once again – this time to pay homage to the ugly Christmas sweaters your parents forced you to don as a...

Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

Boston retailer Concepts has teamed up with New Balance this fall to present the New Balance 998 “C-Note.” Drawing inspiration from the upcoming new U.S. one hundred-dollar bill, the “C-Note” 998 features a unique multicolored...

Concepts x Sperry Top-Sider 2013 Summer Tie-Dyed CVO

Boston retailer Concepts has partnered with Sperry Top-Sider for a tie-dyed take on the CVO. The collaborative CVO features a tie-dyed canvas upper with red suede midfoot panels, a soft leather lining, and padded leather insole. The elastic-backed to...

A Closer Look at the Concepts x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Three Lies”

In a market saturated with sneaker collaborations, Boston’s Concepts stands out with some of the more unusual approaches to footwear design. Case in point — the Concepts x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Three Lies,” which pulls inspiration fro...

Essentials: Rhett Richardson of Concepts

Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Concepts was a pioneering Nike SB account back in 2002, with the shop’s longstanding dedication to street styles being recognized by the Swoosh and other leading companies like Stüssy, Maharishi and Zoo York. If...

New Balance WL574SPR

It looks like famed Boston retailer Concepts has stocked a new colorway of New Balance’s mainstay 574 model. Draped in a tonal red suede upper, the bold take on the classic runner boasts a leopard-spotted motif across the entirety of its lining...

Concepts x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Three Lies”

Boston’s Concepts is honoring a local landmark — the Statue of John Harvard, also known as the Statue of Three Lies — with its upcoming ASICS collaboration. Inspired by the statue’s shoe, and its color in particular, Concepts...

Concepts x New Balance 2013 Spring/Summer US574 “Northern Lights” Pack

In celebration of this year’s Boston Marathon, New Balance has teamed up with Boston’s own Concepts to craft the “Northern Lights” pack. Featuring blue, green and burgundy editions of the American-made 574, the pack sees the s...

Concepts x Vans Syndicate “Combat Zone” Sk8-Hi

From Porky’s to the Kennedy family, Massachusetts-based Concepts finds inspiration in some rather unexpected places. The cult store looks to a notorious, mostly-forgotten chapter of Boston’s history for its latest project, a partnership w...

Concepts x Vans Syndicate “Combat Zone” Teaser

Dubbed the “Combat Zone” by writer John Cole in the 1960s thanks to its notorious violence, crime and subsequent military patrol, Boston’s adult entertainment district saw its demise long ago due to the continued disorder and eventu...

Winner Announced! Concepts x Nike SB 2012 “When Pigs Fly” Dunk Hi

When Concepts launched their Blue Lobster Dunk Low’s back in 2009, the shoes were received extremely well across the sneaker industry. Since that release, the longstanding Cambridge-based boutique has gone on to create a plethora of other power...

Concepts x New Balance 574 “Home vs. awaY” Pack

This weekend marks the 129th meeting between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs as the Ivy league’s most storied rivalry commences its annual college football matchup in Harvard Square. In celebration of the occasion, Cambridge’s Conce...

Concepts x Nike SB’s “ENWHAY IGSPAY YFLAY” Launching on Black Friday

The phrase “Enwhay Igspay Yflay” — translated from Pig Latin to mean “when pigs fly” — is Concepts’ latest teaser for its upcoming Black Friday drop with Nike Skateboarding. Referencing the iconic coming-of-a...