Many years ago, I worked in a shop in London that sold Supreme clothing. Alongside Hit and Run (who handled the UK distribution) and Fly Clothing, we were the only place to pick the stuff up. Although I was trying to save my wages to pay for skate stuff or records, I’d often pick up tees and sweats when the new seasons dropped. After twenty years of slowly building up a collection of Supreme clothing, I finally went through the storage and had a look at what I’ve accumulated. Two hours of opening boxes and rooting around in the loft resulted in a ridiculous pile of clothing spread across the floor.
Some of these were picked up way after their release, but 90% of my inventory was picked up as it released. The earlier pieces were taken in place of wages when I worked at Bond International with Nicky and Laurent, back when the shop was in its original home in the early-mid ’90s. Bond was a pioneering shop that broke ground for a lot of subsequent businesses and brands in London – and I was lucky to have been a very small part of the team. Future post on those guys coming soon.
Still haven’t got to the bottom of it all – there’s at least another three zip-up cases here with old Supreme clothing inside – but seeing as it took the best part of a day to put this lot away, they can stay sealed for now.
Shout to the SS and ST communities.