The buzz: Having been around for 10 years, local streetwear maven Flesh Imp shows no sign of slowing down with the launch of its largest concept store yet, right in the heart of town.
The vibe: The smooth concrete floor and bright lights suspended from the high ceiling by black wires give the new space an industrial look, made complete with a storage-style entresol. Not to be confused for a workshop, most of the store’s fittings are made from reused chipboards and refurbished furniture. Adding an interesting touch to the place are the galvanized zinc plates found all around the store that create a rugged yet alluring feel.
The goods: Keep an eye out for jeans from the latest Spring collection. Inspired by the scrap yard, it features a gamut of rough and unfinished textures and materials such as denim and cambric, daubed with haphazard and irregular pieces of corduroy and ginghams. Don’t forget to check out the new range of dress and boat shoes for men ($69-$99) and trendy basic tees for kids ($19-35).
Why you’ll be back: To support your local label, that’s why.