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most popular premium streetwear brands in the US?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dumadiscount, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    I was considering writing a business plan to open a premium streetwear store in australia that stocked upcoming and popular US streetwear labels. If you were opening a store in the US in this market what labels would you stock? I'm trying to think of brands that are between the American jackass look and totally underground.

    In Australia popular brands are ben Sherman, diesel, tsubi, and a little pdc.

    I'm thinking of stocking brands like pdc, earnest sewn, trovata, yoko devereaux perhaps?

    I guess the main consideration is that firstly it can't be widely available in Australia and secondly, the brands are well known enough that I will be able to sell the items.

    all opinions appreciated.
     
  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    I was going to suggest Yoko Devereaux as it seems to fit exactly like what you're trying to sell... I think you're off on a good start there. Also, Keanan Duffty, Morphine Generation (the latter being a bit overpriced perhaps, consistently rocked by the Bacsktreet Boys but cool looking nontheless [​IMG]). We've also been talking a lot about Engineered Garments here.. always cool. Marc Jacobs may or may not fit in.
     
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    perhaps "obedient sons", "duckie brown", "olivier helden" and that "band of outsiders' label, although i don't think it's technically streetwear
     
  4. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the replies so far ill have a look into those labels
     
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    manifest v Well-Known Member

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    surface 2 air used to be a pretty good premium street label, carried consistently by nom de guerre and such... had some awesome jackets in their start, and even had some neato minimalist looking accessories. You can find some of it being sold on yoox.
     
  6. chicbicyclist

    chicbicyclist Active Member

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    As a casual bystander, I've never heard of those brands before(except for the most well-known ones) and I will probably not buy them because I'm not familiar with them [​IMG]. (American)
     
  7. phaedrus

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    dumadiscount , you've mentioned earnest sewn and PDC, these are available from places such as David Jones and there are places that stock Trovata as well, therefore you'd be competing against the larger chain stores with the same labels.
     
  8. LA Guy

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    Obedient Sons (problems with fulfillment though)
    Troglodyte Homunculus by Groupe 16sur20
    Engineered Garments
    Rag & Bone
    Baltazar
    Yoko Devereaux
    Opening Ceremony (not my cuppa tea, though)
    Band of Outsiders (getting ridiculously expensive, though.)
    Oliver Helden (good range, gret pricepoint)
    W+H and Wings & Horns from CYC. (Canadian, but whatever.)

    The brands I rep, of course, and I think that Michael J. Krell's line for S/S 2007 is showing some real maturity. I can send you a look book if you are interested.
     
  9. imageWIS

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    Not very popular but truly premium and exclusive: Y-3 and / or Yohji Yamamoto y's for men / POUR HOMME.

    Jon.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    Not very popular but truly premium and exclusive: Y-3 and / or Yohji Yamamoto y's for men / POUR HOMME.

    Jon.


    Yohji Yamamoto, "not really popular"....yeah he's as unknown as the Armani dude...
     
  11. LA Guy

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    Not very popular but truly premium and exclusive: Y-3 and / or Yohji Yamamoto y's for men / POUR HOMME.

    Jon.


    Very popular. Also, not American.
     
  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Very popular. Also, not American.

    Really? In relativity to Armani?

    Jon.
     
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    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Yohji Yamamoto, "not really popular"....yeah he's as unknown as the Armani dude...

    See my response to Fok.

    Jon.
     
  14. Babar

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    Though Yamamoto isn't a household name like Armani, the Y-3 line is pretty much a staple in most streetwear stores. Or at least it should be[​IMG] The high end lines have more of a niche appeal I would say, not least because of the pricing. But he's definitely as well known as, say, Helmut Lang or Martin Margiela.
     
  15. imageWIS

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    Though Yamamoto isn't a household name like Armani, the Y-3 line is pretty much a staple in most streetwear stores. Or at least it should be[​IMG]


    It's not though.

    Jon.
     
  16. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Well-Known Member

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    Obedient Sons (problems with fulfillment though)
    Troglodyte Homunculus by Groupe 16sur20
    Engineered Garments
    Rag & Bone
    Baltazar
    Yoko Devereaux
    Opening Ceremony (not my cuppa tea, though)
    Band of Outsiders (getting ridiculously expensive, though.)
    Oliver Helden (good range, gret pricepoint)
    W+H and Wings & Horns from CYC. (Canadian, but whatever.)

    The brands I rep, of course, and I think that Michael J. Krell's line for S/S 2007 is showing some real maturity. I can send you a look book if you are interested.


    Wow, the list I was going to post looks almost exactly like this. So yeah, um...from this list I'd definitely recommend Troglodyte Homunculus, EG, Rag & Bone, Opening Ceremony, Band of Outsiders and W&H + Spruce. I'd also add Seize sur Vingt's other diffusion lines such as 16sur20 and United Boroughs of New York for some nice active-wear type pieces (their soccer jerseys in honor of the World Cup are pretty cool). There are lots of niche labels that are making really, really interesting stuff though such as Brooks Salzwedel's "Shane" belt buckles and Common Projects sneakers. I could go on forever...
     
  17. LA Guy

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    zI like the Shane belt buckles, but fail to see why Common Projects is so great. Yes, the leather is terrific, the styles classic, etc... but for the money, I would rather have a nice shirt or piece of outerwear on sale!

    Wow, the list I was going to post looks almost exactly like this. So yeah, um...from this list I'd definitely recommend Troglodyte Homunculus, EG, Rag & Bone, Opening Ceremony, Band of Outsiders and W&H + Spruce. I'd also add Seize sur Vingt's other diffusion lines such as 16sur20 and United Boroughs of New York for some nice active-wear type pieces (their soccer jerseys in honor of the World Cup are pretty cool). There are lots of niche labels that are making really, really interesting stuff though such as Brooks Salzwedel's "Shane" belt buckles and Common Projects sneakers. I could go on forever...
     
  18. Manny Calavera

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    zI like the Shane belt buckles, but fail to see why Common Projects is so great. Yes, the leather is terrific, the styles classic, etc... but for the money, I would rather have a nice shirt or piece of outerwear on sale!

    Yeah, I can totally see that, however I just think they're nice enough to warrant the price when you compare it to some of the upper-end Puma lines (my Jil for Pumas were awesome shoes, but the craftmanship was pretty shoddy) and the Y-3 stuff, while I love pretty much the entire line, isn't that spectacular when you consider the price. I guess different strokes for different folks? I think Shane's buckles are rip-off also at $200 (I'm lucky to have gotten three at his cost due to us having a mutual friend), but I'd probably still pay that much. [​IMG]
     
  19. Dill

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    I didn't know opening ceremony had their own collection. I just thought they were a store.
     

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