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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2013
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”

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 15, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 5, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 22, 2013
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”

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 25, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 22, 2012
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

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2012
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

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2012
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...

Concepts x Nike SB 2012 Black Friday Teaser

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2012
Let the speculation commence following the mysterious teaser image that has surfaced hinting at a collaboration between Boston’s Concepts and Nike SB. Having worked together in the past on the Nike Dunk Low SB Lobster that was inspired by a loc...

Concepts for Canada Goose Lodge Hoody

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 27, 2012
Concepts and Canada Goose partner up this fall with a new rendition of the popular Lodge Hoody. The lightweight down jacket features a unique camo upper and stark red lower, featuring Concepts branding on the arm patch and interior labels. It can als...

Concepts x Sperry Top-Sider 2012 Fall Sailmakers Loft Topsider

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
Cambridge-based outfitter Concepts has partnered with nautical-inspired brand, Sperry Top-Sider for the stylish Sailmakers Loft Topsider. Enlisting sailmakers from the Quantum Sailmaking Loft in Newport, Rhode Island to authentically persuade color,...

Concepts x New Balance S.E.A.L 999

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2012
Familiarities have been extended between Boston-based entities Concepts and New Balance for the release of the S.E.A.L 999 sneaker. Highlighting this shoe are characteristics exemplary of the high-performance boot used commonly by the US Navy SEALs:...