Emerging from the Orange County comes Franco Shade. Memorable brands such as LRG, Obey and StÃƒÂ¼ssy have all originated from the OC, with Franco Shade looking to do the same and cement their place in the world of street wear. From their humble beginnings as a garage-run label, bit by bit Franco Shade were able to overcome obstacles and barriers and firmly establish their brand identity through consistency and originality.
The 2007 Fall Collection will mark a slight change in design themes as Franco Shade look to form a collection based more around black and white with brightly colored accents. They feel this enables their pieces to be best highlighted. Evidentially they have achieved their goal, as many of the items you see revolve around design and cut as the main focus. Check your local Franco Shade dealer as this latest collection should hit stores within the next 10 days or so.
Nike ACG is the midst of releasing revamping the Wildedge GTX. The Wildedge is a relatively new model, inspired by the vintage classic Wildwood from Nike ACG. What differs from previous Wildedges is the re-designed upper with a screen printed Swoosh as opposed to the customary embroidered Swoosh. This is put together with an XCR (Extended Comfort Range) upper which completes this high-tech package. The sole is that of 0.44 sticky rubber compound seen on various Nike ACG models such as the Soaker.
For those looking to hit the outdoors for a series of grueling adventures, look no further then the Nike ACG Wildedge GTX to help you along the way.
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Series 3 of Labbits by artist and toy-designer Frank Kozik has hit stores. Series 3 is marked by a wide variety of different characters each under a different persona. Lots of cute little Labbits with a hard edged smokin’ twist to them. The toys are available now at various online retailers such as Kid Robot. See more pictures at the Kid Robot Forums.
choiceisyours offers a great shopping opportunity for fans worldwide for Japanese brands Phenomenon and Swagger. With foreign accounts scarce, the recently relaunched choiceisyours site which allows you to browse all of the latest pieces released from each label, all in English no less. Some of swagger’s collaboration Porter bags from the 2007 Autumn season are available on the site as well.
On September 13th, the XLarge section within the P’ARCO department store in Ikebukuro, Japan will relocate from the 3rd floor to the B1 floor. For the relocation, a special set of t-shirts and New Era 59Fifty New Era fitted caps have been created. These caps will be sold as a limited edition as part of the “X” series. Also, any purchases exceeding 12,000 JPY (approximately $105 USD) will be given an Eco Shop Bag in a limited edition color as well.
From the minute Neighborhood launched their website, viewers eagerly anticipated the opening of the NBHD online shop. On Tuesday, September 11th, Neighborhood opened its online doors for buyers to purchase their highly sought after products. The first web exclusive tee available is the VOG tee which comes in both long sleeve and short sleeve styles. Be sure to check out the NBHD site regularly to find more webexclusives as they are periodically released.