Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs

Owner of Union LA

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Headquarters Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Chris Gibbs is the owner of Los Angeles-based streetwear shop Union LA. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Gibbs moved to New York City after high school for university, where he studied for a teaching degree. During university, Gibbs met his now wife, who also introduced him to James Jebbia of Supreme. Having interviewed him, Jebbia subsequently brought him on as a store assistant at Union. After graduating, Gibbs continued working at Union, eventually becoming its store manager. Gibbs moved to Los Angeles after his marriage where he stayed on as a buyer for Union. In 2009, Eddie Cruz, owner of Union LA, Stussy and Undefeated, offered for Gibbs to take over Union LA, an opportunity which he took to craft Union LA into what is now his own select shop. Named as one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Streetwear” by Complex, Gibbs now lives in Los Angeles’ Cheviot Hills neighborhood with his wife and two children.
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Union LA Wants to Meet the Next Generation for Spring 2024
Fashion 

Union LA Wants to Meet the Next Generation for Spring 2024

Hypebeast spoke with creative director Chris Gibbs about his approach to brand-building, the importance of contemporary marketing strategies and his latest collection’s young persona.

24 Designers on How 2024 Will Shape the Future of Fashion
Fashion 

24 Designers on How 2024 Will Shape the Future of Fashion

Fashion forces like Mike Amiri, Chris Gibbs, Willy Chavarria, Tommy Hilfiger, Colm Dillane, Nicole McLaughlin and more look ahead to what 2024 will have in store for the industry.

J. Crew and UNION LA Drop a Code-Colliding Collaboration
Fashion

J. Crew and UNION LA Drop a Code-Colliding Collaboration

Designers Brendon Babenzien and Chris Gibbs discuss letting streetwear and prep collide on a number of oversized pieces.

Chris Gibbs Uses His 1992 Range Rover for Commuting and "Communicating"
Automotive

Chris Gibbs Uses His 1992 Range Rover for Commuting and "Communicating"

The founder of Union’s eye for curation spills over to automotive.

UNION and Canada Goose Come Together for NBA All-Star 2023 Collection
Fashion 

UNION and Canada Goose Come Together for NBA All-Star 2023 Collection

Chris Gibbs speaks on the collaboration’s SoCal influences, family-led production of the campaign, and more.

Union LA’s New Air Jordan 1 KO Low Collab Belongs to the Streets
Footwear 

Union LA’s New Air Jordan 1 KO Low Collab Belongs to the Streets

Chris Gibbs discussed the collab’s design details, his ‘80s Black and Latino style muses and designing for the next generation.

Union LA's Next Jordan Brand Apparel Range Is Inspired by '80s Black and Latino Style
Fashion

Union LA's Next Jordan Brand Apparel Range Is Inspired by '80s Black and Latino Style

Classic sportswear silhouettes such as knitted crewnecks, tracksuits, tees and bucket hats are included in the capsule.

Take a Look Inside the New Union Osaka Store
Fashion 

Take a Look Inside the New Union Osaka Store

Owner Chris Gibbs shares his thoughts in an exclusive interview with Hypebeast.

Union LA's Next Batch of Nike Cortez Collabs Receive a Release Date
Footwear

Union LA's Next Batch of Nike Cortez Collabs Receive a Release Date

“Smoke Grey” and “Lemon Frost” colorways are headed your way.

Union Announces SNKRS Release Date for Its Air Jordan 2 Collection
Footwear

Union Announces SNKRS Release Date for Its Air Jordan 2 Collection

Both colorways and the full apparel range will be re-released.

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