Walking Around Plaza Midwood in Charlotte @FreshExclusive @TheSocialStatus

Shoes, Shopping, Sneakers, Urban Wear


During the brief period between the end of the afternoon panel and the start of the evening panel, I rode over to the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte and walked around. Plaza-Midwood is home to several of Charlotte’s oldest restaurants, including The Diamond and The Penguin, and is also home to the Fresh Exclusive Sneaker Boutique and the Social Status hip-hop shop.

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Men’s Urban Wear at @Threadz_Atlanta @A3C #A3C2013

clothing, Fashion, Shoes, Sneakers, Urban Wear


I had seen some designs I really liked at the Eight and Nine Clothing tent at the Style Village, but they didn’t have my size in them, so the people there advised me to drive nearby to a store called Threadz. In the event, Threadz didn’t have the sizes I needed either, but it proved to be a really cool urban wear boutique that I hadn’t been familiar with at all. Similar to Wish Atlanta, Threadz has a front room that features shirts and pants, and a separate room in the back that seems dedicated to sneakers. Fans of Eight and Nine Clothing will find plenty of designs (at least when supplies haven’t been decimated by special events like A3C).

Threadz Atlanta
1060 St. Charles Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 963-6874
http://www.threadzatlanta.com/
http://www.threadzatl.com/

Shopping for Records and Clothes Around Atlanta #A3C2013

Albums, clothing, entertainment, Fashion, music, Music Conferences, Record Stores, records, Shoes, Shopping, Sneakers, Urban Wear, Vinyl


Because I didn’t think I’d get to otherwise, I spent the better part of Thursday during the day going around to some of my favorite stores and shops in Atlanta, like Decatur CD, Criminal Records, Wax-N-Facts and Wish ATL, and discovered some new spots, like Stadium (a hip-hop clothing boutique), Beatlab (a record store for DJ’s) and Atlast Clothing (a new hip-hop line and shop). All in all, it was an enjoyable day before I headed down to the Melia for A3C events and activities.

Dunk Xchange @DXC at @A3C 2013 at the Quad @QuadAtlanta1 #a3c2013

entertainment, events, Fashion, music, Music Conferences, Shoes, Sneakers, Urban Wear


Considering the high importance of urban fashion at this year’s A3C, it wasn’t surprising that there was a Dunk Xchange sneaker and fashion buy, sell and trade meet at the Quad on Spring Street. There was a DJ providing the right sonic background, and plenty of fashions and kicks to fit any taste or budget.

Valet Boutique, Huntsville AL

clothing, Fashion, Hip Hop, Huntsville, Shoes, Shopping, Sneakers, Travel, Urban Wear

I was disappointed to learn that Kreativ Sole had closed, but Huntsville has a new upscale hip-hop boutique called Valet Boutique (@ValetBoutique) that has a full array of urban wear for the discerning customer. Visit them at http://valetboutique.blogspot.com/, like them at http://www.facebook.com/valetboutique or follow them at https://twitter.com/ValetBoutique.

Wish Hip-Hop Boutique in Little Five Points @WishATL

clothing, Fashion, Shoes, Shopping, Sneakers, Urban Wear

Wish (@WishATL) is a one-of-a-kind upscale hip-hop boutique in the Little Five Points nieghborhood of Atlanta. The shop features many clothing lines not found in other shops, and a downstairs basement full of sneakers. Visit them at http://www.wishatl.com or like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WishATL.

Wish ATL
447 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 880-0402
http://www.wishatl.com

Drumma Boy’s Listening Party at R. Sole Memphis

clothing, entertainment, events, Hip Hop, Memphis, music, rap, Shopping, Sneakers, Urban Wear

Drumma Boy had the listening party for his new mixtape at a hip-hop clothing and shoe boutique called R. Sole in the Laurelwood Shopping Center, and that was really great because I wouldn’t have known about that shop otherwise. A lot of Memphis rap artists, producers and promoters were in the house, including DJ Bay and myself from Select-o-Hits, First Degree, G.K. and Li’l Pat.