Every so often, there’s an ad on facebook worth clicking. Thrillist is a free daily newsletter that gives you the scoop on local deals, artists, events, and restaurants with a twist of humor. According to them, they are not going to hit you with things that “suck.” I’ve been receiving their emails for months now and they’ve lived up to their word. So far they have editions in eleven cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Miami. I love it when they cover local artists and brands.
Most recent is The Fineprint, a Chicago based apparel company that specializes in graphic tees for men and women. They also offer artwork from local artists and additional accessories such as tote bags and scarves with printed work.
InKorporated Skin “keeps the art on the skin, but off the body.” Designed by tattoo artists, Inkorporated sells wallets, buckles, bags and more, that distinctly look tattooed. It’s perfect for those who admire the trade, whether or not you have ink of your own.
Created by two friends who thought they could do it better, emerges Siren Graphix. With graphic design and photography backgrounds, they erupted with shirts, dresses, bags, and hoodies splayed with skulls, ancient symbols, and provocative female figures.
Interested in bigger brands? JackThreads is an “invite only” shopping site that offers major discounts on apparel by well known street/skate labels. It’s not that difficult to become a part of the community. Just fill in about six fields of information and you’re in! Prime example, right now they are running a Warehouse sale where you can get that Obey Oil Freedom Hoodie to your left for $29.99 which retails normally for $75.00. Live long and shop.