New York Part 1
This entry was posted on July 11, 2013.
King are in New York at the moment to show our wares at the Agenda Trade show, which is somewhere around stage two on our world domination check list. We're here for the week and will be checking out some stores in the city, hanging out with friends, as well as doing the show.
We're going to document it all on this blog, so walk with us as we show you our New York adventure.
Orchard Street in the Lower East Side, our home for the week.
This sticker has been left over from our last trip to the city!
Turns out Katz's diner (famous for appearing in when Harry Met Sally) is super close to our apartment, making it the perfect spot to load up on food ahead of setting up our stand at the show.
Katz's has been here since 1888 - that's a long time making sandwiches, so you know they know their shit.
Yep, this pastrami sandwich was as good as it looks.
Again, another sticker left over from our last trip. This one is right outside the apartment we stayed in on our previous trip.
Not sure I agree with this....
Everything is bigger in America. Even this Gatorade, which is almost essential in this heat - it's been consistently 27/28 degrees every day. Phew.
We set the stand up and I've gotta say, it looks pretty damn good. We showcased our AW13 and SS14 collections to American store owners and buyers, as well as American press. All of it gained a positive reaction and we're super happy with how the whole thing panned out.
These Warriors hats are out at the end of August and form part of our AW13 collection. I love the pink and grey colourway.
We left the show after set up to walk around Soho and check out some of the stores in the area. Stop one was The Hundreds store on Grand Street.
It's an impressive space and the attention to detail is incredible. Highly recommend you check it out if you're ever in New York.
For the BMX nerds, this was fully kitted out with Shadow Conspiracy parts.
Next we crossed the street to check out the DQM X Vans General Store, a collaboration store between the two brands that showcases DQM's line as well as the higher tier Vans lines, plus collab pieces from the two.
Jeanine is a Kiwi transplant living in New York and she was kind enough to entertain our stupid tourist questions like 'where do we eat' and 'why is it so fucking hot'. Brits abroad eh?
This seasons DQM X Vans shoe. Maybe not one for me but nice nontheless.
Jeanine's number one food recommendation was this place, Snack Dragon. Conveniently located further down our street this is the taco spot.
I forgot to photo my food with this camera, but know that I had the Carne Asada and that it was incredible.