This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.
Familia and Vancouver skate shop, BLVD, recently collaborated on a new tee shirt that you can snag at either of their locations. The “Taco” tee is a solid pick up for the summer and will only run you $24, click the link below for a better look.
Nike SB has had a quiet start to the year, but one clean pair of kicks they’ve released comes in the form of a rider edition. Ishod Wair rides for SB and was recently blessed with his own kicks, the black leather on black suede falling nicely behind the graphite swoosh. A solid pair of black sneaks that should last you through the year, these are currently available in store at Cal-Surf for $95; stop by if you like what you see.
If you’ve never been far from the Twin Cities, you might find it surprising that our fashion scene is actually one of the most influential in the country. Sure, we’re nothing like the powerhouses of NYC, LA, or Chicago, but our street wear scene has been on the upswing for quite some time. The fact that our thrift community is so strong inflames a movement that would usually start and stop with the local brands, this is what separates the Twin Cities. Local shops are popping up with hand made garments, vintage pieces, and quality items at great prices. One of which is The Glo-Op, currently operating via Etsy or by appointment, the shop has really started to garner a lot of attention. They offer a wide variety of vintage clothing, most of which are unisex, however inventory is limited so when you see something you like, you better grab it. Check out a few pics above and click the link below for a more comprehensive look at what they have to offer.
Alex Wiley stopped by PIFF in Minneapolis before his show for a meet and greet with his fans. The afternoon was very chill with a lot of dope gear being worn and sold. Check out some of the pics above and stay tuned for more from PIFF.
Minneapolis’ art scene is collectively growing across a lot of different mediums. The music scene is burgeoning, and fashion in the Twin Cities looks like it might be heading in the same direction. One brand pushing boundaries is Pacify, their work often promotes diversity and empowerment; regularly paired with political messages. Quality, hand made pieces for very reasonable prices, Pacify’s limited collections tend to sell out quickly. Check out their web-store for your self by clicking the link below and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Pacify.
Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, March 25th // 1PM-3PM
Chicago’s own Alex Wiley will be in Minneapolis tomorrow for his “Stoner Symphony” tour. He’ll be making a stop by PIFF early in the afternoon for a meet & greet event with fans. If you’re looking for something to get into before the show, stop by PIFF to meet Wiley and check out some fresh gear. Click the link below for tickets.
Jugrnaut just released a new tee shirt celebrating the life of the late great J Dilla. The legendary Detroit producer remains an inspiration to artists from around the world, the guys from Jugrnaut specifically giving a nod to his classic album Donuts. Unfortunately for those outside of the Chicago area, this drop is in-store only for now. These will be limited, so head down to Jugrnaut if you like what you see.
Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis Hours: Tues-Wed: Noon-6PM, Thurs-Sun: Noon-8PM
Last week we finally got the chance to stop by PIFF in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. Purveyors of cool, the space is loaded with dope clothing, an entire wall of rare kicks and even an arcade game that allows you to win sneakers. Among the many items on display around the store, jaw droppers include a Supreme motorcycle helmet, BAPE x Adidas NMDs, Nike SB “Blue Lobsters,” and Yeezy’s. They also offer their own PIFF brand clothing, as well as The Hundreds and Carrots. A new, larger space across the street is currently in the works, so you know things will only grow bigger. A vast amount of HEAT for anyone looking to stay fresh, click the link below for a better look at what they have to offer.
The good people over at Jugrnaut recently stocked a few new BBC Beanies for those of us looking to finish the winter in style. Three colorways, khaki, green, and red all provide clean looks that remain versatile. If you’re dying to have one, you’ll have to cough up $52, click the link below for a better look.