The first stop I made Thursday night was to Leaders on the NW side of town. They had a nice selection of some high-end sneakers and clothing, including Billionaire Boys Club. A few days after I was there (Saturday) they released their collabo project with Reebok, which was limited to only 75 pairs. The one they had on display looked amazing, better than any pictures. I chilled with Cory and them for just a minute before we had to head out for dinner downtown. Only issue: no Nikes.
Then on Friday I made it to Jugrnaut on the South Loop. They had a bunch of tees from a number of the usual and others streetwear brands. The dude was real cool, and they had a nice tight spot...just not as many sneakers as I would have hoped - but they've got their own niche in the Chi-city, so they're doing their thing and just celebrating being 1-year strong so far!
My next stop came suggested to me from my man at Jugrnaut, called Succezz, near the southside. NBA player Bobby Simmons is an investor is this shop that just opened this past June. I met his good friend Marvin and talked with him for a good minute and decided this is the prime spot for the LBJ project when it comes to Chicago! They've got the Nikes, a lot of space, and the right atmosphere to collaborate with the T.WayCustoms brand. Definitely more work with them, I'm sure of it.
From Succezz, Marvin directed me to Self Conscious, which was actually the next stop anyways. This spot is "the spot" for the T.WayCustoms clientele...so definitely a shop I'll look into working with in the near future. The dudes were cool as heck, and if I didn't have to leave early for a meeting, I could have spent all day in there with 'em. That night they had a big event with LRG and some Chicago Bears players too, so they're doing their thing.
And of course, Adrienne and I visited the Niketown store on the Manificient Mile. I'm not sure what else I have to say here, except that it's Nike. I think that's enough said, ha.