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Any streetwear places in Seattle?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lapu lapu, May 4, 2006.

  1. ruach

    ruach Well-Known Member

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    I got a manager vibe from the guy I talked to - but maybe everyone who works there acts like they own the place. [​IMG] I also mentioned that I had heard about the place from "styleforum.net" and he didn't show any recognition. (Time to get all your coworkers on here, ruach!)
    Actually the owner is a woman.
    Most people are rather surprised by that fact. Haha
    There are two guys, though, and whichever one of them is working at the time is usually assumed to be the owner.
     


  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I came by (Blackbird) yesterday. Definitely recommend the place. Lots of cool stuff, though surprisingly not much of it interested me for myself. (Plus I can't justify spending that kind of money, even though they had some good deals, e.g. Trovata 50% off).

    (I was the dude in the moto gear) sorry for not introducing myself but I wanted to get a feel for the place, and also it still weirds me out a bit, you know, being all famous and stuff. I'll come back by sometime and chat. Is the owner interested in selling online and/or phone orders from afar?
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    (I was the dude in the moto gear) sorry for not introducing myself but I wanted to get a feel for the place, and also it still weirds me out a bit, you know, being all famous and stuff.

    Okay there, Sean Penn.
     


  4. ruach

    ruach Well-Known Member

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    Is the owner interested in selling online and/or phone orders from afar?
    Yup, we'll do phone orders.
     


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    do you have an idea when your ndg stock will come in? i'll be home in seattle in december and would love to swing by.
     


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    It just came in today. I'm actually at work right now taking pictures of it all and should have a blog post done either tonight or tomorrow. I'll post here when I get it up.

    We got grey wool M65s, a cardigan, long rain coats, long shawl-neck coats, hoodies, jeans, and three types of scarves. We're expecting more, too, including the Buzz Rickson MA-1.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Nice stuff though I can't see the prices really being justified.
     


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    nice. what's the next shipment going to include?
     


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    This is a great post. Having already visited to Goods and both Ian locations and not seen too much (though the downtown Ian does admittedly have a really nice Rag & Bone coat...), I'm looking forward to having new places, including Blackbird (I might actually be moving to a new apartment in Ballard in a month or so) to check out. It's too bad I don't really have the money to get some cool new stuff!
     


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    nice. what's the next shipment going to include?
    I think we're getting three styles of jeans (raw grey, something that "doesn't look like denim", and maybe something else), Buzz Rickson MA-1, and.. I think other stuff which I am not remembering right now. JET: Yeah I have pretty mixed feelings about the prices. A lot of it is really nice but indeed really expensive. It will be interesting to see how well it's going to do in Seattle.
     


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    the prices on the coats seem a little bit more expensive then what they are in boston. regardless very pricey. i'm also curious how well it will do in seattle. in boston, it's flying off the shelves.
     


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    Man! This is killing me. There's a warehouse sale at obakki (local vancouver brand) this weekend, but now that Blackbird carries Nom de Guerre I'm tempted to visit Seattle instead… and I can't make both. Dammit. [​IMG] What to do, what to do… ?
     


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    I think we're getting three styles of jeans (raw grey, something that "doesn't look like denim", and maybe something else), Buzz Rickson MA-1, and.. I think other stuff which I am not remembering right now.

    JET: Yeah I have pretty mixed feelings about the prices. A lot of it is really nice but indeed really expensive. It will be interesting to see how well it's going to do in Seattle.


    I know what you mean, at those price points I'm spending a little more and getting more than marginally better stuff. Their pricing is the result of their recent success but I think the inflation will taper off once demand declines because they will be out-stepping their market. Also, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the pricing across the range. The cardigan is reasonably priced yet the others aren't such as the hoodie, 382? Give me a break. I will own some of their stuff if I find things that grab me. I do like their bleached jeans though, might have to do a diy.
     


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    Also, it's worth mentioning that unfortunately the only thing we got in a size small is the hoodie. Everything else was medium and above. [​IMG]
     


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