Between re-opening their flagship store Lump and the recent debut of their 2008 Spring/Summer “Minor Threat” collection comes a team up with famous Japanese toy-makers Secret Base. The detailed figure has some crazy clear pink detailing and also lights up.
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Levi’s back pocket has raised a lot of controversy in the past, as Levi’s hit to the courts in efforts to thwart the further use of their iconic and trademarked arcrute design. In the Backpocket Gallery, a group of artists were chosen to design their very own back pocket. Each artist embarked on capturing the theme for which Levi’s has stood for in its long and storied history. The whole range of artist designs can be seen over at Levi’s Backpocket Gallery.
Nike Skateboarding has released their upcoming styles for Mmarquee releases include the Skate or Die Dunk Low, Fender Dunk Mid and Air Trainer II TW which first debuted with that hype-fest Supreme release. Other releases include a P-rod II, Blazer Low, Zoom Team Edition and Zoom Regime. These aren’t the full range of releases with other limited edition drops as well, however the roster shown here should all be hitting stores now.
Although subprime mortgage meltdowns x global recession has most likely slowed consumer spending as well as the opening of new shops, over the years flaghship stores from some of the biggest brands out there have drawn reference to successful retail spaces of Bape and their architectural masterminds Wonderwall. However, this movement is much more then just a notion embodied by large successful brands. The task of creating a heterogeneous product among the sea of product has looked to design to ensure shoppers are offered a special retail experience. Allen Benedikt covers the likes of Alife LA, OriginalFake, Supreme and Union NYC as well as the designers behind their flagship stores.
Once a technical running shoe, the Puma XR Runner has now slowly incorporated itself into Puma’s lifestyle collection. This latest themed pack incorporates multi-colored tweed into the upper. Two colorways are available, black/multi and brown/multi. The XR Runner has had it’s fair share of themed sneakers in recent memory including Ground Hog and Jurassic versions. Available now at select Puma dealers.