I remember the first time our friend Eric told us he was opening up his own store in downtown Los Angeles. I’m sure it seemed a great venture, against all odds, but he and his crew pulled through and formed Archrival in the Little Tokyo district of L.A. The shop is situated in the thick of Japanese restaurants and cultural boutiques, and the guys even held onto the “Fish Mart” sign from the previous residents, providing an innocuous exterior that’s disguising a selection of brands like Crooks & Castles, TwelveBar, Sinful Things, and The Hundreds. Stop by and check it out.. if you can find it!
Directly across the street from Archrival is RIF, which was voted L.A.’s best sneaker consignment store this year by Los Angeles Magazine. The stock is pretty ridiculous, there’s not a popular shoe that you can think of that’s not on the walls. RIF’s also known for their online superstore as well,.. check it out here.