To Whom It May Concern,
Please be informed that tomorrow (Wednesday, March 7) will be the final day to buy the Fall ’06 Collection at our physical store (including Pins, Townstooth, and Lost Angels) in LA. On Thursday, the store will be closed so that we can clean out product and bring in the new The Hundreds Spring 2007 Collection of t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts. The store will reopen Friday morning at 11am to release the new line.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Of the websites on my Bookmarks Bar, no other site gets drilled as much as MURKETING, Rob Walker’s daily blog about branding-related news and commentary. Rob’s the same fella who followed us for a year for that New York Times Magazine piece, and always offers sharp insight into the brand universe, whether it’s a Corporate America marketing gimmick or Nascar-themed Supreme jackets.
I just got done reading a really intriguing interview with Jeff Staple on his site. You may have read your share of Staple interviews in the past, but this one provides a different perspective than the everyday street’zine articles. Rob and Jeff (not that Rob and Jeff) discuss how Jeff’s stacked the business side of his creative endeavors, the sensibility of collaborations, and the entrepreneurial spirit. I guess it serves as a reminder that as much as the industry and culture are fixated on the design and creative ends of the game, the business aspects of brand-building are perhaps more indicative and determinative of success than anything else.
And when I say “success,” I mean it. Check out Jeff’s blog for pete’s sake. He goes on snowboarding trips with Hiroshi and Japanese rockstars to Planet Hoth when he’s bored. Meanwhile, I’m stuck in my apartment on Saturday nights, building my Ikea furniture backwards.
Corey (Last Man Standing) is a jack of all trades. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Corey’s made a name for himself as an English bulldog breeder, bigtime vintage sunglasses distributor, sneaker king, and most importantly, furniture guru. He’s also got some sick furniture projects he’s been working on with the Upper Playground fam up his sleeve.
Judging by Canuck habits, that leaf on Canada’s flag should probably be green..
Just to refresh your memory, the Photo Booth is our in-store camera over at the shop. It’s your way of being at The Hundreds without actually having to be there. 20 years ago, they would have called that *magic* or *sorcery*. Foolish foolish hippies.
Also, The Feed is your one-stop news blog for all the relevant street/wear/culture news that’s fit to print. Our man Switch handpicks all the information that’s posted, by scouring blogs, print magazines, messageboards, and our friends’ submissions, to bring you our own Hundredsized news. As you may have noticed, it’s a bit different from what you normally see out there. Not so heavy on the sneakerdom, but doubled-up on the apparel side of things. None of the random pop-culture tidbits, party flyers, or wasing your time with wackness. Unless you’re into wasting your time. Which, if you are, then I’ve found the perfect web site for you.
I know some of you were having problems viewing/scrolling The Feed and Photo Booth, but I think we got the kinks hammered out. Or we’re out of kinky hammers. It’s one or the other.
[ Just a heads-up,.. the new season of Public Label is now stocked in our online SHOP. Be sure to check out our new SIZING CHART in the online SHOP to find the size best for you.]
This is what I stared at all day today..
Any resemblance to the vultures from the Jungle Book is entirely coincidental.
The Hundreds Spring Collection is arriving..
Betcha didn’t know..
That this season’s white skinny Classic denim was meant to be dyed.
All it takes is a pair of our white Classics, a bottle/packet of $2.99 RIT dye from your local drugstore, and just follow the instructions on the box. Half-an-hour later, you’re gold. Or purple. Or blue.
Another day at 7909 Rosewood.