Oliver Mak, Jay Gordon & Dan Natola
Co-founders of Bodega
- Age36, 43 and 39
- DisciplineRetail, Footwear and Fashion
“Hidden in plain sight,” Boston retailer Bodega is unlike any shop you’ve seen, or haven’t seen for that matter. Fronting as your typical, unassuming, all-purpose urban grocery store, Bodega is one of the premier purveyors of streetwear on America’s East Coast. Founded by three men sharing a passion for vintage goods and classic designs, it comes as no surprise that Bodega is one of the few brands capable of delivering a constant stream of collaborations that are not only attractive, but conceptual. Adding to its spotless reputation within the sneaker enthusiast community, the shop has also launched its own clothing line as an added bonus to its loyal patrons. In a year that saw countless retailers collaboration with footwear brands, Bodega remained at the top of the list with partnerships alongside the likes of adidas, Reebok, ASICS and Saucony.