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Top Sneaker Boutiques in the USA

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Hey just was put on to this board by a buddy of mine and would love to hear about what you think are the top sneaker boutiques in the USA.

Here are mine in no particular order

UNDFTD

CAPITOL 1524

HUF

KICKS HAWAII

What are yours?

I love sneakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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man, this is a tough one because some excel on product selection where some simply excel on decor. then there's the customer service factor which is very critical because 99% of shops have this i-dont-care-if-you-buy attitude. but let's see... OVERALL the things i just mentioned and in USA?

1. Blends

2. UNDFT

3. A-Life Rivington

4. Proper

Edited by sr20det on Dec 12, 2004 at 06:53 PM

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Ubiqlife -Philly

Harputs S.F., Portland - Get to know the fam and they just might let you up into the attic for some real treasures. they have over fifty years of new product that they just bring onto the retail floor at leisure.

Norse - Denmark

Barracuda - Mexico City

Adidas Originals - Mitte, Berlin

Carhart Store - Mitte, Berlin

Nike European Showroom, Mitte (accross the street from the park) You cant just walk in but if you somehow get an appointment peep the wallpaper... amazing.

Nort, Berlin

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don't really have a list of favs but just for hospitality in San Francisco(where I'm currently at) I guess I gotta say HUF - the OG full time staff are great. You can just go there to hangout. Keith himself's a really cool guy and is nice to everyone. He even listens to customer's complaints(if they have any) and never gives that I'm better than you attitude typical of most of these "street" stores. Recently they got a new full time guy who's really annoying though. Eeaarggh...

and Nort SF - Collin, partner of Nort and Recon SF's another great boss who's both helpful and tells customer's what they need and should know about any of the stuff they're interested in.

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^^ That dude sells fakes.

playin'

let's just expand this to worldwide.

kicks/hi - cool peeps.

footsoldier - daikanyama - cool display.

supreme nyc - cool staff.

oops, i mean cool stuff.

strange highs and strange lows

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anyone been to PACKERS out in jersey? i heard their customer service was top knotch too!?

"and we can find new ways of living make playing only logical harm"

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from what i've seen...

huf - SF

proper - LBC

blends - the OC

NORT - NYC

ebay - on the web

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Oh yeah Riteaid for sure...

Lose a shoe while running for you life from a narcotics deal gone bad?

Go in a cop a set of corduroy slip-on's.

Wake up in the backalley of the Concord? Get the Winos. 15 bucks. Riteaid. Don't sleep. Holla.

SHIT IS WACK

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The truth is that I know NY - but I like

Rivington

Uptown aka Harlem for good deals on basics

Active Warehouse is also good for deals

and the winner is...

Clientele

Check it out - on Lafayette b/w Spring and Prince

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out of all the shops i've been to, i have to say my favorites are

payless - 10 mins from my house, even though this is street store (bad neighborhood) but they are really nice.

fred meyer's shoes store - 15 mins from my house, best selection of nike and new balance. female workers there are nice also.

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it seems everyone here is extremely well-travelled.

To everyone who mentioned multiple cities/ countries:

have you been to every store in the cities you mention or

visited their web site or heard from someone?

Can I ask you something? These sunglasses: they're really nice. Are they like government issue, or do you guys all go to the same store together?

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undefeated- la

eight- paris

ubiq- philly

daves quality meats- nyc

all the korean owned spots in the ghetto- best deals and inventory in the WORLD!!!

found so many DS nikes for under $30

miuzi weighs a ton

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BAPE (LOVE THEM BAPESTAS)

ADIDAS OUTLETS (ABOUT 80% OF THE TIME I FIND CHEAP FIYA)

UNDFTD (CAUSE I LIKE THE BAGS AND THE SERVICE)

ARC (I FEEL SPECIAL GETTING BUZZED IN)

FOOT LOCKER (MAD FRIENDS AND FAMILY DISCOUNTS ON EVERY DAY BANGERS)

VINTAGE KICKS (KINDA PRICEY, BUT ALWAYS ON POINT, QUICK TURN AROUND)

WORST..

SHEIK (TERRORISTS DUH?!)

SUPREME (BECAUSE ITS ALWAYS THE "LAST PAIR" AND ALL THE KIDS ACTUALY FALL FOR THAT SHIT)

NORT (UMM..YEA COULD YOU GET MY SIZE THATS THE 10TH TIME I ASKED NICELY)

SPORTIE LA (TOTAL ZOO)

NIKE OUTLETS (BECAUSE 2 MONTHS AFTER YOU BLEW MAD LOOT ON A "QUICK STRIKE" THEY WERE $29.99 AND FULLY STOCKED)

HOPE YOU GET IT LATER...

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Quote:

it seems everyone here is extremely well-travelled.

To everyone who mentioned multiple cities/ countries:

have you been to every store in the cities you mention or

visited their web site or heard from someone?

--- Original message by dagsolo on Sep 9, 2005 08:34 AM

YES been to all the stores mentioned and still go on a regular (minus nyc).

"it's just a phase and you know damn well that you'll fall off in a minute cause that shit don't sell"

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Huf - SF

Nort - SF

Market Street (sometimes) - SF

Blends - San Diego

Kendo - LA

24 KTS - Barcelona

Glorias - London

Foot Patrol - London

8th St - NY - most of the stuff is cheese but sometimes you find an old gem

ARC - NY

come to mama

http://www.mamaclothing.com

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flight club- best selection of models, bad prices and no sizes

bape- only bape store in US i believe.. only place i trust to buy bape

DQM- always get the newest sb collectors limited edition whatever

supreme- shoes go quick, but they got some nice clothes as well

KICKS- one of my first neighborhood spots, chill people and doesn't rape on the prices.

THIS IS WHY I <3 NY

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HAHA Slauson swapmeet is fun place to get an airbrushed T, fitted, and look at kix wrapped in plastic.

And sportie LA has to be one of the worst spots in LA.

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