Alife

Alife

Prominent street and skatewear brand Alife was founded in 1999 in New York, by four friends -- Arnaud Delecolle, Tony Arcabascio, Tammy Brainard and Rob Cristofaro. One of their main reasons in teaming up was to “fill a void of creativity in New York” at that time, and to share their niche, creative lifestyle with a broader audience. Originally a creative workshop based in Manhattan’s Orchard Street, Alife’s innovative designs and forward-thinking products propelled them into an internationally renowned streetwear clothing brand and boutique. The name of the brand came up from the idea of bringing an inanimate object to life, or infusing hype into a product. Alife has collaborated with other companies such as Nike, Reebok, adidas, New Balance, Saucony, Timberland, ASICS, Lacoste, Mitchell&Ness, Dickies, Kangol and more. Alife is also the operation behind A.R.C., a premiere sneaker boutique. Their motto: “THE SOURCE OF ART IS IN THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE.”

Founded 1999
Industries Streetwear, Accessories, Footwear
Headquarter New York City, United States
Ethics Trump Reseller Clout for New Footwear Brand OBRA
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Ethics Trump Reseller Clout for New Footwear Brand OBRA

OBRA’s founders tell us about their brand’s commitment to artistry and utility.

Alife and FILA Come Together on a Themed Disruptor 2
Footwear

Alife and FILA Come Together on a Themed Disruptor 2

The chunky retro runner returns.

KATSU & Alife New York Team Up On "The Climate" Capsule
Fashion

KATSU & Alife New York Team Up On "The Climate" Capsule

Featuring the graffiti artist’s single stroke skull and anti-swastika design.

Alife Debuts $600 USD Artistic Crocs
Footwear

Alife Debuts $600 USD Artistic Crocs

The brand’s return to streetwear includes built-in athletic socks.

Alife Teams up with Umbro on Limited Long-Sleeve Soccer Jerseys
Fashion

Alife Teams up with Umbro on Limited Long-Sleeve Soccer Jerseys

Available in black and white options.

Alife & Riess Present Enamel Home Goods
Food

Alife & Riess Present Enamel Home Goods

Deck the kitchen.

Alife, Medicom Toy & Penfield Team up for Holiday Collection
Fashion

Alife, Medicom Toy & Penfield Team up for Holiday Collection

Statement piece.

Medicom Toy Unveils an All-White ALIFE BE@RBRICK
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Medicom Toy Unveils an All-White ALIFE BE@RBRICK

A solid holiday gift choice for the streetwear enthusiast.

ALIFE Creates a Limited Edition Hoodie for the 'Game of Thrones' "Rep the Realm" Collection
Fashion

ALIFE Creates a Limited Edition Hoodie for the 'Game of Thrones' "Rep the Realm" Collection

Along with a set of brightly-colored buttons.

Here Are the Best Sneakers Dropping in Europe This Weekend
Footwear 

Here Are the Best Sneakers Dropping in Europe This Weekend

The Flyknit OG makes a return while CLOT drop its VaporMax on European shores.
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2016

Collaborates with PUMA on Spring collection

2007

Opens its fifth store overseas in Tokyo, Japan
Opens its fourth store in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles

2005

Expands out of the US to open their third store with Alife Vancouver in Canada

2000

Opening of the Alife Rivington Club

1999

Moves to 158 Rivington Street, NYC
Starts off as a retail store on 178 Orchard Street, NYC