We’re back with yet another installment of our monthly Shopping Guide column. Once again, our diligent staff combs the internet and shops for some of the coolest, new items to feature. Here’s what we came up with for June.
All-Star Vinyl Kobe Bryant Action Figure
Buy it: 3DRetro.com
Kobe just earned his 4th NBA Championship, and now you can own the superstar athlete as a toy figurine, with this sleek, ultra-cool, 12-inch tall All-Star Vinyl (Upper Deck) figure that features the Kobe sporting the Lakers “home” (gold) uniform. Should definitely be a collector’s item for years to come.
Fatal Clothing Roses Are Red Tee
Buy it: FatalClothing.com
This is a designed by Seattle based artist, Adam Isaac Jackson, who created the t-shirt design for Fatal Clothing. When it went on sale at NO Fear stores across America, it sold out in just four days. Luckily, it’s still available at Fatal Clothing’s online shop. Get them while supplies last. Comes in red only.
Armory Survival Gear’s Word Is Bond Tee
Buy it: ArmoryHipHop.com
Armory is a street wear/graffiti shop based in San Diego — they have two locations in the So. Cal city. The store recently linked up with porn vixen Julia Bond for this limited tee dubbed the Word Is Bond tee. It comes in four different colorways and is highly limited, so get them while they’re hot.
Estevan Oriol’s L.A. Hands skate deck
Buy it: EstevanOriol.com
Estevan is a veteran photographer based in Los Angeles. This image epitomizes the city he reps. This is the original version — printed on a skate deck — that’s been duplicated over and over by numerous clothing companies. So, support the person who created this concept. Oriol also has his own line of t-shirts that display various photos from his photography vaults, featuring images of the L.A. street life. He and famed tattoo artist Mister Cartoon own a retail store in downtown L.A. called the Last Laugh.
Bodhi’s Safety Clutch bag
Buy it: BodhiBags.net
A little something for the ladies who can’t live without a handbang for every outfit. This signature Bodhi style will “clip” on to anyone. It’s beautiful gold safety pin handle adorns the luxe fur and patent silhouette perfectly. It comes in Caution Ostrich, Sea Ostrich, and Sea Foam Ostrich. It’s a bit pricey, but what hot bag isn’t?
U-God x Major Threat New Era Cap
Buy it: Frank151.com
Due to the overwhelming response to the release of the U-God x Major Threat New Era, Frank151 got their hands on an additional 30 pieces for sale on their website, Frank151.com. Don’t sleep on this fitted! Wu fans world wide are seeking out this unique collaborative New Era. Full size run available from 7 1/8 through 8.
Hoodman Fish Sticks and Sho’nuff T-Shirts
Price: $28 and $32
Buy it: Hoodman.tv
Our friends over at Hoodman Clothing introduced some new designs for the summer, including the Fish Sticks and Shonuff shirts. Hoodman described the message behind the Fish Sticks tees as follows: “Do you like Fish Sticks? Do you like putting Fish Sticks in your mouth? What are you, a gay fish?” The Sho’nuff shirt comes in red, yellow, white, purple, blue and black. The latter has a gold foil “Sho’nuff” print on the front, gold foil “Sho” print on back right shoulder. The other colors of Sho’nuff have black textured ink. All designs are printed on 100% ringspun cotton tees.
Skull Candy’s Titan Headphones
Buy it: Karmaloop.com
Aside from the Beats By Dre earbuds, there’s only a few others on the market are made for quality and style like ones created by Skull Candy. The Titan earbuds come with a small travel bag and boast gold plated plugs, as well as come in a color purple and gold color. All you Lakers should love that. For nearly $40, these are definitely give you some bang for your buck.
Mike Giant Sharpie
Buy it: Rebel8.com
“I’ve been inking every drawing with my Signature REBEL8 Sharpies. I’ve been drawing with Sharpies almost exclusively since 1990. If someone then had told me that I’d have a Signature Sharpie someday, I would have laughed at them. But it’s 2008, and I make a living drawing with them. How crazy is that? Thanks, everybody.” – Mike Giant. Enough said.
Nike MVPuppets LeBron James x Kobe Bryant Shirt
Buy it: Osneaker.com
Nike has recently developed their popular LeBron James and Kobe Bryant MVPuppets characters. To honor this very memorable release, the brand has released a t-shirt that has both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant MVPuppets characters on the front.
Kooley High T-Shirts
Buy it: KooleyHigh.com
NC rap group Kooley High is known far and wide for their beats and rhymes, and for their unbelievable sense of style. You can always catch the Kooley crew in the latest of fashions and flavors. In conjunction with their recent mixtape release with DJ K Salaam and Illroots.com, entitled Kooley Is High, the crew has created two dope shirts. With two colors to choose from you can’t go wrong. The shirts are 100% cotton American Apparel.