January 24 2014
Gastown Style Scene: Streetwear Fashion
Written by Gastown Admin
Haven caters to the style-conscious man looking to shop for upscale streetwear by premium brands from all over the world. Haven’s collection is well curated with a mix of sought-after labels and hard to find pieces by high-end urban fashion labels Junya Watanabe Man and Reigning Champ from Canada. Check out their selection at Haven’s pop-up shop at 157 Water Street.
Livestock is paradise for sneaker aficionados. Known as the best sneaker shop in the city, Livestock carries shoes and urban wear from brands involved in skateboard, sneaker, and hip hop culture such as Nike TZ, Reigning Champ, Pointer, Staple and G-Shock. Sneaker fiends love Livestock for their ongoing selection of limited edition sneakers and exclusive shop collaborations. Come check out the goods for yourself at Livestocks’s flagship location at 239 Abbott Street.
Menu Skateboard Shop
Any true skateboarder will need to check out Menu. Menu offers a mix of cool decks, clothing, accessories, and skate shoes by brands Diamond Supply Co, Fallen, and Supra. The shop earns credit for carrying quality skateboard gear with all items approved by founder and owner Syd Clark, an OG Red Dragon. If you need a unique deck, great kicks, or a cool tee, check out Menu Skate Shop at 332 Water St.
Ladies, this shop is for you. Queens Boutique is one the only womens urbanwear boutiques in the city offering streetwear fashion and a place to “get your nails did”. Here, you can find a of collection of re-worked vintage men’s tees, bold jewellery, and their own private label line of statement tees and head-turning nail designs. Check out their selection and get your nails crowned by one of their nail artists at 12 East Cordova Street.
Stussy is known as a pioneer for the streetwear movement and one of the most creative streetwear brands to emerge from the surfwear trend in California, with a cult following of musicians, skaters, DJs and fashion trendsetters from all around the world. At Stussy, you can find a range of logo-branded hoodies, T-shirts, hats, and new exclusive collections in collaboration with major brands like Nike, Bape, and Marvel comics. If you want to get “Stussified”, Stussy’s Gastown location is the only Stussy store in Western Canada. Check out their shop at 49 Powell Street.