Urban Era Grand Opening event (Sunday April 15th, 11am – 7pm)

Host: Urban Era
When: Sunday April 15th, 11am – 7pm
Where:
1049 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA

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CapTracker TV: 5 & A Dime

During my Cali excursion, I also made a trip down to SoCal’s very own San Diego. While I was there, I made sure to visit one of the most unique shops I’ve ever seen. Very few shops look like 5 & A Dime. Fewer shops offer what they have to offer too. From the classic interior, to the brands, to the customer service, 5 & A Dime in San Diego, CA is a boutique that’s as original as it gets. To learn more about 5 & A Dime, check out the video above.

5 & A Dime
701 8th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
#: (619) 236-0364

     
 

CapTracker TV: Fatlace

As always, my recent trip to San Francisco was friggin’ awesome! While I was there, I dropped by Fatlace to make another episode of CapTracker TV. Located in beautiful Japantown, San Fran, this small boutique has worlds to offer. Fatlace has grown from the single shop in San Fran to a family of three shops across Cali. Check out the video for more info.

Fatlace
1630 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
#: (415) 409-3281

The Paddock / Fatlace Garage
800 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

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316 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 94402

     
 

CapTracker TV: Attic (Buena Park)

After a nice long vacation in California, I have finally come back home to the DC area. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing, really… I miss Cali already. California is an amazing escape for anyone who needs a break from the mundane routine of pop fashion brands. The underground brand scene in Cali is a booming industry and it continues to grow day after day. It seemed like almost every day I was there I would see a plethora of tees and caps not found on the east coast.

With that being said, I now give you the latest episode of CapTracker TV. The Attic (Buena Park) is one of Orange County’s most popular boutiques. It’s grand scale, as well as brand selection, make it an excellent staple store for any streetwear fanatic in SoCal. As well as carrying the brands the public knows and loves, they also give opportunities for the lesser known brands to shine. A good mixture of solid names and rising stars.

Check out the video and see for yourself.

Attic (Buena Park)
8010 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
#: (714) 220-3116

     
 

Nice Kicks Store

The massively popular sneaker blog, Nice Kicks, has upgraded themselves from being a blog that only TALKS about shoes to a blog with a full on sneaker store that SELLS shoes. Yep, Nice Kicks now has their own store in Austin, TX, and the potential for this store to make it big is immense. People trust Nice Kicks as a source for some of the hottest sneaker news today. So what better bunch to run a sneaker store than the guys who know sneakers. Today is the opening day, so if you’re in the Austin area, stop by and show your support. Fellow sneaker lovers will have another place to call home after today. Follow up on NiceKicks.com for more sneaker news and the latest releases at the shop.Website: nicekicks.com

Address:
2815 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
# (512) 320-8100

Nice Kicks Store Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Austin-Texas/Nice-Kicks-Shop/323841398591

Nice Kicks Facebook Group: facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=35648066102

     
 

Rock-n-Jocks

Rock-n-Jocks

Rock-N-Jocks www.rocknjocks.com out of Canton, Ohio is the spot to find all of your New Era Custom Exclusive Fitteds. Rock-N-Jocks store location started in 2004 and the online store launched in 2007. If you need to match some kicks or a fly outfit then this is your site. RNJ has got the color combination that you are striving for. Go visit Rock-N-Jocks if you are in Ohio. Address: 2735 Cleveland Ave. Canton, Oh 44709. Or if not go pick up some custom New Era fitteds at www.rocknjocks.com

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Website/Online Shop: rocknjocks.com

Address:
2735 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, Ohio 44709
#: (330) 456-8373

     
 

Jugrnaut

Jugrnaut

Jugrnaut Chicago is the premier home-grown Streetwear & Vintage Apparel Boutique in Chicago. The four owners combined efforts to establish themselves in the city’s South Loop neighborhood as the go-to spot for fashion kids, hip-hop heads, skaters, and anybody with an interest in any type of culture. The store began it’s quest for Midwestern domination in 2007 and has continued to bring their community the best in fashion, music, art and culture ever since. Jugrnaut is laying down the ground work to be the industry’s Unstoppable Force.

Inside Jugrnaut

Men Brands:
JUGRNAUT, Clientele, 10.Deep, Mishka, Crooks & Castles, Diamond Supply co., Mighty Healthy, IM King, DGK, Wild Leek, Remede

Womens Brands:

Stussy, Married to the MOB, Hellz, tokidoki, Dime Piece, Yours Truly

Website: jugrnaut.com

Address:
427 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605
#: (312) 435-4635
Fax: (312) 435-4645

Online Shop: jugrnaut.bigcartel.com

Twitter: twitter.com/jugrnaut

Facebook: facebook.com/jugrnaut

     
 

Family Affair

Family Affair

There’s nothing better than finding that diamond in the rough. When you usually think about streetwear boutiques, I bet you think about cities like New York, Los Angeles, or even Miami. But very few people think about Denver, CO as a locale for a streetwear boutique. Well I’m here to tell you that Denver is not only home to a couple of these boutiques, but it’s home to the best. Out of all my travels, and all the shops and boutiques I’ve been to, Family Affair is that lustrous diamond that I’ve been searching for. It has been, ever since I set foot inside, my favorite shop.


Store owner, Jason Ngo, opened the store in hopes of creating a place that’s not like the conventional shops you see everywhere else. Family Affair is more than just a place to buy clothes. It’s a place where you can feel like family. A place that you can call “home.” Hospitality is what Family Affair offers most. And what’s more hospitable than a hair salon? Family Affair also has a full service hair salon that exclusively uses Bumble and bumble brand hair products. They offer a wide variety of services for both men and women, ranging from simple haircuts, to highlights, to whatever else is needed to get you looking your best. And when you’re done getting your top done, why not pick something to go on your feet? Family Affair is also a consignment store that sells 100% authentic, rare, DS/VNDS kicks. The finds there are top notch and are always fresh. Family Affair truly is your one stop shop for all you need to get in, look crisp, and get out to take on the world with your tight, new steez.

But wait… Although your trip to Family Affair has made you fresh and clean, who says you have to leave? Family Affair is not only a consignment store with a full service hair salon, but it’s also a venue. Why go anywhere else when the party’s right here? Family Affair holds numerous events right there in the store, from release parties, to art shows, to fashion shows. There’s always something happening at Family Affair that will be regretted by all who didn’t attend. The most fun you’ll ever have in a store ever.

There’s something for everyone at Family Affair. The crew will do whatever it takes to make you feel right at home. No cold sales reps, no “buy something, or get out” vibe, no negativity, only family. You can expect a lot from Family Affair, because they offer a lot. You’ll always leave with something, even if you didn’t buy anything. That’s why Family Affair is the best in my book. If you’re ever in the Denver area, be sure to drop by. You’ll discover that you’ve had family you never knew about.

Family Affair Online Store

Website: familyxaffair.com

Address:
1537 19th St.
Denver, CO 80202
#: (303) 593-0289

Online Shop: familyxaffair.bigcartel.com

The Salon: familyxaffair.com/WordPress/salon

Events: familyxaffair.com/WordPress/events

(Images source: Family Affair blog post; Lifter Baron’s Flickr; Metromix Denver’s photo album)

     
 

eCapCity.com/Cap City

eCapCity.comCap City

Just west of New York City, we have West New York, New Jersey. (Clever name…) Although West New York’s not as exciting as it’s actual New York brother to the east, this city still has one place worth visiting. West New York’s diamond in the rough is Cap City, and when I say “worth visiting,” I mean it. Shelves upon shelves of exclusive New Era caps ranging from Cap City exclusive colorways to Cap City exclusive designs. If you want to put it on for your team, there’s almost no team Cap City doesn’t have in divisions you would have never thought of being on a New Era. The selection is too intense for me to describe, so shop or surf on over to Cap City to get the full effect of what I’m talking about.Cap CityWebsite/Online Shop: ecapcity.com

Address:
5806 Bergenline Ave.
West New York NJ 07093
#: (201) 453-8485

Blog (New Releases): fittedid.com/blog

Blog (Lifestyle): fittedid.com/blog/category/our-world

(Images source: eCapCity.com’s “About CC” section)

     
 

Bodega

Bodega
Bodega
is one trip of a boutique. Bostonians “in the know” know where to go for great tees, hoodies, kicks, and of course, caps, which include their exclusive Bodega New Eras. The real question is do YOU know? I don’t want to give too much away about this store because nobody told me anything about it before I visited, and it made my experience there just that much better. You’ll see what I’m talking about if you ever pay Bodega a visit. All I can tell you is good luck finding the place. ;D Happy hunting.BodegaWebsite: bdgastore.com

Address:
6 Clearway St
Boston, MA 02115
#: (617) 421-1550

Blog: bdgastore.com/bodega/newsite/home.html

Online Shop: bdgastore.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=9

(Images source: Eric Kogelschatz’s blog post)