Cape Brigade

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US Open of Snowboarding Recap

Phewwwwww! After three full days in Vermont this past weekend, we’re still a little tired from the Burton US OPEN of snowboarding. The contest itself and all of the festivities surrounding the event, certainly kept us on our toes. The list is too long, yet here’s a quick recap (with photos) of our favorite highlights: The Friday night, underneath the lights, ...
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Rei Kawakubo’s Trading Museum

Comme des Garcons decided to step up their groundbreaking guerrilla marketing with the ‘Trading Museum’ concept store in Omotesando, Toyko.  With the pop-up trend gaining ground, Rei Kawakubo took the museum format and dutifully combined it with a more established Comme des Garcons retail platform. In the cabinet-filled space (the eight display cabinets are on loan from the Victoria & ...
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Edwin’s Journal

Edwin Europe's site is always interesting to look at, especially for their Journal (Blog) section. In it you'll get some info on great vintage finds, like this incredible homemade jacket found in a small Tokyo basement store, as well as special vintage collections like these great suspender vintage jeans made from custom-made uneven 13 oz. Japanese selvage denim to create ...
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Nummer 9

Run by a former design assistant at A.F. Vandevorst, Nummer 9 features a smart collection of trendy separates and accessories for young city girls. Printed graphic tees, knits and sequined tops by Scandinavian labels like Dagmar, Camilla Norrback, and Rodebjer sit alongside pieces by L.A. t-shirt favorite WildFox, among others. Tough-girl shoes and accessories round out the offerings at this
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Sprmrkt

Housed in a former grocery store, SPRMRKT is no typical trip to the corner shop: the store features a high-fashion diet of pieces by cutting-edge designers like Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, Raf Simons and more. It's shop-in-shop, SPR+, offers a rare mix with labels like Henrik Vibskov and Anne Sophie Back at the helm. A denim wall, perfume bar
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Van Ravenstein

For the past 20 years, Van Ravenstein has been Amsterdam’s pre-eminent designer boutique, acting as the city’s go-to source for contemporary high fashion. An all-white interior acts as a neutral backdrop for exquisite clothing and accessories by Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Viktor & Rolf, Peter Pilotto and more. For those unable to make it to Amsterdam’s Nine Streets
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Kickback

Dedicated to footwear at first, Kickback owner Sebastian Baumann later added apparel collections of On Tour, Ucon, Nikita and The Hundert to his product portfolio. The well-selected streetwear store has been located in the happening area of Friedrichshain since 2005, and caters to the young creative crowd of Berlin. Find sneakers from Vans, Nike, New Balance and Onitsuka Tiger, and
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Rika

Launched by a former stylist, Rika is the thinking girl’s answer to on-trend urban clothing. Star hardware embellishes everything from accessories to jackets and chic separates, acting as the label’s signature flourish and found in stores around the world, including Opening Ceremony and Joseph. Don’t miss Rika’s tiny yet inspiring Amsterdam flagship, which also features separates by like-minded brands,
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Viveka Bergstrom

Located just off of Paris’ lively Canal Saint-Martin, Viveka Bergstrom caters to a clientele seeking jewelry a little left of center. The eclectic range of unique accessories draws inspiration from such disparate muses as nature and 1960s architecture. Geometric shapes coincide with whistle charms and angel wings in this Swedish designer’s affordable collection, which features pieces in silver and
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Shusta

Shusta’s shoes are made for walking. This stylish Mitte store has a carefully-chosen selection of shoes and bags for men and women. The owners, Fidel Tesfai and Tedros Tewelde, can tell you a little story about every label they picked for their store, like the Waste bags that are manufactured from recycled leather seats. Other brands include: Keds, Terra Plana,
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Riele

With its excellent selection of contemporary women’s clothing, Riele caters to the creative professional looking for unique, refined pieces perfect for both work and play. Sophisticated, cool separates by European labels like Wunderkind and Ghost comprise the store’s clothing selection, and accessories by Chick on a Mission complement its minimalist aesthetic. St. Antoniesbreestraat 126-128 1011 HB Amsterdam Tel: +31 (0)20 42
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Laundry Industry

Launched in 1992, Laundry Industry is a 100% Dutch brand aimed at the contemporary women’s market. With its vintage-inspired interior, the label’s cozy boutique in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets district is an appropriate backdrop for its classic yet young, feminine collections. Subdued prints and military-influenced tailoring are a highlight. For those seeking a good barometer of contemporary Dutch fashion, Laundry
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Red Bull Arena: Soccer Open for Business in America

This past Saturday Stylesight was lucky to be part of history, as the New York Red Bulls unveiled their much awaited 200 million dollar stadium. Located just minutes across the river from New York in Harrison New Jersey, we arrived in style via PATH train. For anyone who has watched the ebb and flow of soccer in America, this was truly ...
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Paul Smith’s 20th

Paul Smith is celebrating 20 years of his namesake brand with a special capsule of 20 styles that represent the history of the line, appropriately called COLLECTION. Classic patterns and iconic items of past seasons return for the celebration, including Mod-inspired suits, canvas totes, lustrous satin neckwear and even a silk scarf and coffee mug with one of the designer's ...
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