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I just made a thread like this in superjetset but I doubt many people will see it there.

So here is my question. What are YOUR favorite stores in the United States. By stores I mean anything us super geeks would be interested in...ie boutiques, shoe stores, super shops, record shops, toy shops, streetwear vendors , euro streetwear, bondage streetwear [jk] anything you can think of as long as it is a place within the United States.

one more thing, give me your reasons why you like them, what those stores offer you that no other places do and why.

also, please try to include a full spectrum of stores. I know most people like Self Edge or Union or Bloomies....but let me here about the smaller stuff too. The shops that make you appreciate the beautiful items in life. That hole int he wall place that you found one day that sells the best ____ anything works.

Copy and Paste below and fill it in with your selections if you wish. Anything goes guys.

West Coast

East Coast

Middle Coast

anyways, thanks for your help guys.

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in the US, one of my favorites is Base in Miami. just something about that store I really like. the gear there is quite a mixed bunch, but mostly pretty neat stuff. the atmosphere is just really nice, and the people there are uberfriendly.

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The Denim Bar in Arlington, VA. (shameless plug)

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seven

opening ceremony

bless

aloharag

american can rag cie

ruth chris steak house chain

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bellevue + seattle, wa - zebraclub

washington square mall, right outside portland, oregon - metropark

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bellevue + seattle, wa - zebraclub

washington square mall, right outside portland, oregon - metropark

sad....both stores are terrible :/

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in the US, one of my favorites is Base in Miami. just something about that store I really like. the gear there is quite a mixed bunch, but mostly pretty neat stuff. the atmosphere is just really nice, and the people there are uberfriendly.

gotta check that out when i move.

My favorite store is HM hands down. The price is just unbeatable. Your money is worth so much there.

On the expensive end, Barneys COOP, Opening Ceremony, and American Rag Cie (especially for their cafe) are my favorites.

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My favorite stores are as follows:

1. Union LA

2. Leilow

3. Union NYC

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thanks guys, keep em coming

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sad....both stores are terrible :/

so tell me better ones. i rarely find stuff at zebraclub anymore but i thought metropark was cool when i went to portland last year cause they had a lot of obey stuff i dont see up here.

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bellevue + seattle, wa - zebraclub

washington square mall, right outside portland, oregon - metropark

sad....both stores are terrible :/

i dont know anything about zebraclub, but metropark is horrible.

anyway

steven alan

odin

blue in green (even though i've never actually bought anything from them)

supreme

supermarket :)

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In Orlando, Florida- Park Ave CDs . Best independent cd store in Florida. They have a huge selection of really hard to find cds, tshirts, records, music related videos, etc... They also sell concert/show tickets to big and really small venues with no extra fees. If they don't have a really hard to find cd you want, you can tell them what it is and they'll try to locate and order it for you. They also have free shows with decent small time artists play instore for promos. Great people. http://www.parkavecds.com/

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Recon SF was pretty cool - spent a while in there chatting with those guys.

Stussy LA was good too.

RDS in Encinitas was a neat local spot.

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more seattle stores:

*some of these are for girls

Goods, Riveted, Moksha, Impulse, Tweed...more to come

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My favorite stores are as follows:

2. Leilow

why would this be one of your favorites??

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East Coast

Bodega (Awesome interior, new store on the rise)

West Coast

UnionLA (Great stock amount)

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LS Mens in NYC. Beautiful suits (OTR and MTM) for like $650 and up. And Izzy is cool as hell.

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mondo kims in new york..

amoeba in la...

both stores were cool in a very similar way.. i love small indie record stores and these were basically the mecca of that category, records as far as the eye could see and tons of weird random dvds

newbury comics in boston

ill think of more later

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Southwest

i havent been around that much as i would like to but i really like HUB Clothing in Scottsdale, Az.They have a lot of the more mainstream undergroundish brands (read Alex+Chloe, Corpus, Nice Collective, Nudie, Cheap Monday, not the uber unknown brands though)

The people there are really nice too and the service is excellent, i always go there when im down in phoenix and they know my name so that also makes my stay there more enjoyable. If youre ever down there imo its worth checking out not that much for the brands as they can be found at a bunch of other places but shopping there is enjoyable.

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My favorite stores are as follows:

2. Leilow

why would this be one of your favorites??

They have the single best stock of Visvim in the USA.

EDIT: Japanese Visvim that is.

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They have the single best stock of Visvim in the USA.

EDIT: Japanese Visvim that is.

not that i care, but no, leilow does not have the best stock. undefeated has a more extensive one, not to mention limited editions.

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not that i care, but no, leilow does not have the best stock. undefeated has a more extensive one, not to mention limited editions.

Ummm UNDFTD only carries the G-Line, which I don't care for. And having been to both stores during Feburary and March of this year I can say first hand that Leilow has the best stock of Visvim in the country. They have a whole table covered in Visvim shoes and still have some gems left from past seasons.

UNDFTD is probably my favorite sneaker store in the country however and I have always been impressed with their t-shirts and collaborations.

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i thought undftd was boring. the guys were really nice but it was boring

and the one next door that i don't remember that wasnt stussy just flat out sucked

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undefeated is boring. yeah, seriously.

santa monica > la brea

haven't been to the ones in vegas, tokyo, shizuoka, or silverlake...

most of the tier 0 shoes i own = purchased from nort

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Bookoff NYC - Used books, cds, magazines, dvds...etc for cheap!

This is a Japanese company so they have a ton of Japanese stuff there, but also a ton of English stuff.

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Just for the volume of interesting clothing, I'm going to go with Maxfields.

Not my style, and I don't buy anything there, but it's neat as hell.

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DC Area

Denim Bar

Social Study

Major

Commander Salamander

Commonwealth

Philly

Deep Sleep

Ubiq

Nocturnal

NYC

WeSC

Uniqlo

Opening Ceremony

Everywhere

H&M

Barney's Co-Op

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