J2 x VANS x TAKA HAYASHI : LAUNCH PARTY - OCTOBER 4TH @ 11AM - 1PM
We've partnered with Vans Vault and Taka Hayashi to throw a special launch party to give back to our friends, family and community in-store at our Sneakerbox location in metropolis. We'd like to invite you to a special meet and greet with Taka Hayashi, a special shoe release and early access to the launch of the Fall 2014 Vans Vault Collection in Canada.
We'll have free food, free drink and a special gift from @j2sneakerbox and @vanscanada for attendees.
As our in store capacity at Sneakerbox is limited, please arrive early to avoid any lines.
The event will run Saturday October 4th, 11AM - 1PM and is open to all ages
|NUDIE JEANS: FW14|
The newest collection of Swedish denim just arrived in store in a full range of colors and fits. This season Nudie looks to reclaim the look of timelessness focusing on a mixture of muted color palettes and keying in on the one feature that has always set them apart which is to wear your denim and to wear them a lot. Made to withstand and encourage heavy usage see the full selection at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond locations now.
|AIR JORDAN 3LAB5: METALLIC SILVER|
The trifecta is about to be complete with the impending release of the third Jordan 5 from the lab series utilizing the coveted elephant print that has graced some of the most prized Jordan releases over the years. The newest rendition offers up a blacked out upper with hits of metallic silver on the Jumpman logo and heel side paint. Keeping with the transluscent gamma sole this release also features a speckled mid sole. Our in-store raffle starts today at Sneakerbox and ends Thursday July 24th @ 9:00pm. Winners will be contacted for launch day pick up on Saturday July 26th @ 10:00am. Any unclaimed or remaining pairs will be released launch day morning.
|PUBLISH BRAND: SS14|
Out of the sunny west coast comes the newest menswear brand available at our J2 stores that has been built around making timeless classics with a touch of sophistication. This season takes a turn towards casual everyday classics updated with modern fabrics and cuts. Standouts this season include the cuffed joggers and monochromatic pieces which are available at J2 Metrotown and Richmond in limited quantities. Explore the rest of the collection in-store now.
|FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS: SS14|
The seasonal collaborative capsule always brings a range of classics with a twist from Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. Taking details one step up the collection this season brings out a bevy of checker, floral, faded-gingham and checkerboard patterns with top quality fabrics in a capsule that features less than 30 pieces. The favorite detail as with previous collections is the detachable double collar polo and double brand stiched motif. Available to only a few select stockist worldwide we now have this collection in limited quantities in-store at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond stores.
|RVLT | REVOLUTION: OF DENMARK|
Another new brand joins our collection from Denmark deeply rooted in street fashion inspired by Scandinavian culture and lifestyle. Taking an approach of creating everyday pieces RVLT looks to re-interpret the past to create new present day classics with a bold attitude. This season's highlighted pieces include a re-worked Khaki fishtail jacket and printed chinos. Explore select pieces from the collection at our J2 stores in Metrotown and Richmond with additional styles arriving soon.
|GOURMET x BLACK SCALE: 35 LITE PYTHON|
Continuing their extensive work with one-of-a-kind materials and upper fabrication Gourmet collaborates once again with Black Scale this season as a follow-up to thier first release last year which introduced the world to the cactus leather upper. This time we see a python inspired upper print that stands out with a subtle raised texture giving an embossed-like effect. Taking it to another level of detailing the release comes complete with spotted rope laces, black scale tag and extra inner padding for added comfort. The Python 35 Lite launched today and is available now at Sneakerbox in limited quantities.
|NEW BALANCE 996: SUMMER SOLUTION COLLECTION|
Another special release hits our shelves once more from the larger Summer Solution capsule out of the European / Japan collection. This set of 996's features ultra smooth suede and nubuck uppers in softer summer pastel colors. To complete the look, each pair features a subtle gold trimmed N logo and vintage gum outsole. Available now at our J2 and Sneakerbox stores.
|GENERAL IDEA: OF NEW YORK|
From it's humble beginnings in 2003 General Idea has slowly emerged as a brand that has been driven and shaped out of personal passion and interest in clothing. Breaking barriers as the first Korean designed collection to host a show at NYFW it has grown into one of the most active brands coming out of the city. Having received multiple design awards and recognition, we are excited to have this collection join us this Summer at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond locations. See a few highlights from the runway Spring/Summer runway with a fuller selection in-store now.
NANA AND JUDY OF: AUSTRALIA
This Summer season we'd like to welcome nANA jUDY from Australia into our mix of brands with collections that couldn't be described any better than as being inspired through art, pop culture, vintage reminiscence, and the underground scene building on life experiences, which in turn signify the brands attitude. Bringing together a bit of streetwear culture from down under, we now have the collection for mens and ladies available at J2 Metrotown and Richmond.
NIKE x LIBERTY UK: AIR MAX 1, ROSHE RUN, INTERNATIONALIST
Working together with Liberty London from the UK once again brings us the newest set of high profile collaborative releases from the top tier of Nike. Taking several of Nike's most iconic styles we see Liberty re-work these with three of their custom floral prints from the 1930's and 1970's. Sparring no detail the set features a combination of blue with white uppers combined with coated burlap looking panels and matching extra burlap laces. The entire set of 3 has launched at Sneakerbox in limited quantities.
|CHAPTER OF: LOS ANGELES|
The inspiration runs deep from down sunny south where we've picked out a new collection from none other than Chapter of Los Angeles. As described in their own words Ch. is stylistically complex, even contradictory in design and movement drawn together as a unified whole. Ch. Manifests a taste of importance with desire to evoke underlying, emotional states of grandeur and visceral appeal focused around the individual man. To put words in to art see the select pieces from the Summer 2014 collection below as we're now excited to announce its arrival at J2 in Metropolis and Richmond.
|I LOVE UGLY SUMMER 2014 - TEES, CREWNECKS, HOODIES, PANTS AND JACKETS|
Offering up their take on illustrated print, graphics and fashion is this latest collection to join our Summer selection. Not the first out of New Zealand but certainly one of our favorites, ILU takes artist detailing to a whole new level with a remarkable eye for clean aesthetics. Showcasing and piecing each set together as art take inspiration from the key looks below and drop by in-store for a full selection of new summer arrivals at J2 Metrotown and Richmond.
MARSHALL ARTIST SUMMER 2014 - JACKETS, SWEATERS, TEES, SHIRTS, SHORTS AND POLOS
The latest shipment to hit our stores from the UK is now in-store at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond locations. Coming all the way from London, we see the latest tech fabrications fused with classic British street casual that features lightweight breathable fabrics that are both comfortable and well taylored. The signature pieces out of this season is the K-Way collaborative jacket which shows off a custom geometric camo print designed by M.A. that comes in an olive and beige color variation. For a few highlighted looks from the collection see below with the fuller collection now showing in store.
NIKE NM ROSHE & AIR MAX 90 "NYC CITY PACK" QUICKSTRIKE
The seasonal city pack offering from Nike is about to hit our shelves in the form of two NYC inspired runners that have been fused with lighter canvas and brighter summer prints for the upcoming warm weather. This limited run series features an all-over polka dot print upper combined with hits of royal blue, punch and taupe topped off with signature city series badges plus a double set of laces. Both styles will be launching this weekend in limited quantities at our J2 Sneakerbox location in metropolis.
RASCALS SPRING/SUMMER '14 - JACKETS, SWEATERS, TANKS, TEES AND ZIP UPS
From Coppenhagen to Vancouver this latest collection from Rascals features signature pieces themed around athletics and it's fusion with streetwear aesthetics. Always taking an eye to local inspired wearable pieces the highlights of the season are the floral mesh shirts and useage of jersey block lettering in both black and white. Going on with their seasonal logo "NH 08" hits are seen through out. Available in limited quantities at J2 Oakridge, Richmond and Metrotown now.
JOYRICH HOLIDAY '13 - JACKETS, CREWNECKS, TEES AND ACCESSORIES
Dropping in just before the end of the year is one last collection from LA's finest, Joyrich. Coming to us straight from Hollywood, we've picked out some highlight pieces including the Good Times Bear crew, UFO Studded Jacket and the gold blocked LA RICH Varsity exclusively for our stores. This collection will be dropping Dec 21st at all of our J2 locations.
HOLLYWOOD MADE HWM HOLIDAY '13 - HOODIES, JACKETS, CREWNECKS AND ACCESSORIES
Out from the Joyrich camp comes another collection inspired by humorous takes on trending high-end brands and their designs. Taking a higher end look and feel the pieces from this set feature re-makes of brands popularized by the Hollywood lifestyle of glitz and glamour. This collection hits our J2 stores in Richmond, Oakridge and Metrotown Dec 21st.
NIKE AIR JORDAN XI - GAMMA BLUE LAUNCHING @ SNEAKERBOX
The first new colorway to hit the feet of collectors keeps with the annual tradition of a releasing the coveted Jordan 11 model during the holiday season. With the excitement building up all year long, these Gamma blue Jordans are finally due to release this weekend in limited quantities. Sticking with the popular patent leather, these feature a Gamma blue transluscent outsole, jump man logo and gold accents on the heel side. Strict limit of 1 per customer. Launching Dec 21st @ 10:00am.
NATIVE SHOES HOLIDAY '13 - JEFFERSON IN NAVY POLKA DOT & CAMOUFLAGE
The latest iteration of Native shoes to join the holiday rush are two colorways available exclusively in Canada at our J2 Richmond, Metrotown and Oakridge locations. As one of the first to offer Native shoes hailing also from Vancouver we're excited to have these stocked in limited quantities now a long side our full range of Native shoes.
STUSSY x TIMBERLAND - 6" BOOT IN WHEAT AND BLACK
One of the biggest releases this winter season has hit our shelves from the partnership forged between Stussy x Timberland. Taking one of the most iconic and classic Timberland silhouettes of all time the 6" boot has been customized by Stussy for this limited edition release. Keeping tweaks to a minimum, Stussy has added a gold side zipper to this timeless classic for easier wear and a simple Stussy branded tongue. Waterproof nubuck leather and heavy duty outsole combine for extra durability and resistance. Available in limited quantities at our Sneakerbox location only.
PUMA R698 x BWGH PARIS - BLUEFIELD PROJECT
Coming out of "The List" line-up, Puma's top tier offering, we have the highly sought after and limited run R698 sneaker designed by upcoming Parisian label BWGH. As a prelude to their upcoming partnership for 2014 this first set includes a classic puma runner re-done in shades of blue inspired by the works of Mark Rothko. Available now in limited quantities at Sneakerbox.
THE HUNDREDS x VAN STYLES CAPSULE COLLECTION
The latest feature artist from The Hundreds is a photographer born in NY but raised in LA having worked with numerous celebrities and brand lookbooks. His feature art is now available in a limited quantitity capsule of tees. Available now at J2 stores in Oakridge, Richmond and Metrotown.
STUSSY x HOLDEN FALL '13 - CAPSULE HOODIES, CREWNECKS, SWEATS, TEES AND BEANIES
The second year running from this once a year winter collaborative effort brings us the latest collection that focus again on items that provide comfort but also outdoor performance. Heavily focused around their collaborative snowboard x bones logo the peices also use a new custom camo print featured on key highlights of the collection. Take a quick peek below at a few items featured in their Hokkaido, Japan trip. Available at J2 stores now.
CLAE FOOTWEAR FALL '13 - OSCAR, STARKS, HAMILTON, MCQUEEN, ELLINGTON, STRAYHORN AND MORE
Casual sophisticated gets another boost from Clae with two new featured styles from the Fall 2013 collection at all of our J2 stores. The first is the Starks featuring a more rugged outdoors look featuring nubuck, leather outter in a mid which sits a top a thicker outsole with larger treads and a heel guard for extra durability through the winter seasons. The second new silhouette fuses the wing tipped look onto a leather boot style shoe toned down with a casual vulcanized rubber sole. For a full look at the complete collection drop in at J2 Oakridge, Richmond and Metrotown now.
NIKE AIR JORDAN 5 BEL AIR - LAUNCHING SAT 10/19 @ SNEAKERBOX
The anticipation for the Canadian launch has been building with the late arrival of these 90's inspired Jordan 5's. One of the many Jordan's worn by none other than the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith during his rise to fame wore a full range of Nike sneakers having favored several colorways of OG Jordan 5's. Paying tribute to this is a new colorway that takes inspiration from the louder neon colorways popular in the 90's Wild Style era of hip-hop, dance and fashion. Available this coming Saturday at 9:30am in very limited quantities. Strict limit of 1 per customer.
LIBERTINE LIBERTINE FALL 2013 - JACKETS, BUTTON DOWNS, CHINOS, JEANS, CREWNECKS
The latest Libertine Libertine hits the shelves at our J2 locations featuring a collection that follows from previous seasons that show signs of both bold prints but also simple basics with attention to detail. Highlights include chinos with contrast camo/leopard lining and bold african inspired printed button downs. Straight from Coppenhagen to our stores see this collection now at J2 Metrotown, Oakridge and Richmond.
RETRO SUPER FUTURE FALL '13 - METROPOLIS COLLECTION
With Summer out of the way we have the newest "Metropolis" line of Fall eyewear from SUPER. Drawing from the 1920's Metropolis classic, we have both the sunglass collection featuring sharp metallic finishings and prints as well as the optical collection featuring matte finished frames using natural raw materials to make them smaller, lighter and more comfortable. Available now at Sneakerbox, J2 Richmond and J2 Oakridge.
NIKE AIR JORDAN 3LAB5 - LAUNCHING SAT 10/26 @ SNEAKERBOX
Having been released and sold out instantly first in the US the initial rumor had it pegged as a US only release, however we are excited to annouce these 3LAB5 Jordans from the newly launched Elements series will be available exclusively @ our Sneakerbox location on Saturday 10/26. Kicking off the Elements series this Jordan 5 features the elephant print first seen on the iconic Jordan 3 combined with Gamma Blue accents with a black outsole.
ADIDAS x OPENING CEREMONY FALL '13 - JACKETS, TEES, BUTTONDOWNS, SNEAKERS, SWEATERS
The latest from this capusle collection directly from New York is finally available in store now in limited quantities. Both the basketball and rock climing inpsired collections are showing right now. Paisley prints featured through all the pieces see the classic print replaced by a basketball center, while the iconic Superstar sneaker has been re-worked into a platform shoe while we see the high top Pro Model with a double zip and paisley print. For the Rock Climbing inspired we have printed shirts utilizing a rock iconized print a 2-in-1 jacket vest and a neoprene sock lined sneaker boot. See this amazing collection now at Sneakerbox, J2 Metrotown, J2 Oakridge and J2 Richmond.
SUPREMEBEING FALL '13 - JACKETS, SWEATERS, KNITS, BUTTONDOWNS, TEES AND CHINOS
Another new brand that we have been eagerly waiting to join our ranks is Supremebeing, having started in 1999 in Cambridge, England it echos a tried and tested route of having first been born out of an independant clothing store. As a means to express their culture and love of graphics and streetwear we finally see this brand available in our stores. Be sure to watch the video below for a peek at the current collection available at our J2 stores.
STUSSY DELUXE FALL '13 - QUILTED JACKETS, VESTS, BUTTON DOWNS, LETTERMANS
Putting itself a step above the regular collection we always look forward to the newest Stussy Deluxe capsule. Having always been rooted in offering highly wearable pieces constructed with the best sourced materials Made in Japan this collection always offers a subtle but outstanding look for those with attention and appreciation for fine craftmanship, quality and detail. The full collection is available now at our Sneakerbox and J2 Richmond locations.
JOYRICH FALL '13 - JACKETS, CREWS, TEES, BEANIES, SNAPBACKS
Loud and bold as ever, Joyrich is slowly taking over the celebrity world with it's over the top bold prints, crazy colors and heaviliy hip hop inspired looks. Having been spotted often on the likes of Rhianna, Wiz, Omarion, Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Azaelia Banks, Rita Ora there seems to be no shortage of supporters of Joyrich. If you're looking to stand out be sure to hit the Sneakerbox, J2 Oakridge and J2 Richmond stores for the latest pieces.
RASCALS FALL '13 - TEES, HOODIES, CREWNECKS, JACKETS
Another of our favorites has finally joined our fall collection taking inspiration this time from 80/90's hip hop culture. With hip hop always having been a driving force in the streetwear community it comes as no surprise, this Coppenhagen born brand is taking the elements of splatter paint and neon aesthetic to their newest pieces. The collection is now available at our J2 stores.
GOURMET FALL '13 - THE CORK PACK
Inspired heavily by luxury appeal this LA based brand has dropped an amazing collection of footwear for this Fall season starting with the new experimental Cork pack featuring dashes of colors throughout. Exploring with the latest in material fabrication on the outer, the Gourmet collection gives off a high end look and feel but not at celebrity price ranges. See these sneakers exclusively at our J2 locations now.
MUNSOO KWON FALL '13
Munsoo Kwon's latest 3rd collection has been inspired by the theme of Kidult. Having worked with the likes of Robert Geller, Helmut Lang and Thom Browne he now brings his own signature tailored looks to his own collection. With a hint of a twist his neutral tones are smartly mixed with vibrant colors and witty details to provoke childhood nostalgia. Easy-to-wear-colors such as black, charcoal, dark grey, and navy are used for his outerwear pieces, while more vivid colors like red, white, indigo and pale blue are used in other categories of the collection in order to visually reflect the sensibility and reminiscence of kidults. We're excited to present Munsoo Kwon's collection for the first time in Vancouver exclusively at our J2 stores. For a small preview watch the lookbook video below.
RAF SIMONS x FRED PERRY FALL '13 - LAUREL WREATH COLLECTION
With an exciting line up of Fall pieces and new brands hand picked for our collection this year we have just a touch of whats to come. This partnership forged in 2008 has brought forward trendy designs to the Fred Perry heritage look and continues with a Mod/Americana inspired collection this season. Raf Simons branded logos, double collar detachable polos and a heavy wool leather varsity complete this exclusive set of pieces available at our J2 stores now.
VANS VAULT x WTAPS FALL '13 - SK8-HI
Since it's inception the WTAPS x VANS collaborative series has always been part of the Syndicate offering which has been geared heavily around Skateboarding. For the first time we see WTAPS work on the more fashion explorative line which is the Vans Vaults. Already having been seen on the feet of Kanye West these WTAPS x VANS keep within their militaristic inspiration as we see a simple tonal olive beige hi top and a tonal navy hit up with a subtle but impactful red vans tab on the heel and higlighted by WTAPS tongue decals. The wait is finally over and these will be releasing 9/13 @ our J2 Sneakerbox location.
ZANEROBE FALL '13 - JACKETS, KNITS, CHINOS, TEES AND SHIRTS
The newest Australian line to join our collection this Fall has been quickly breaking through the doors of the best retailers worldwide. Pushing forward this season is their cropped chino pant with elastic banded cuffs for a true blend of trendy casual. And darker warmer colored prints used boldly on both the knitwear and button downs make for beautiful winter layering pieces. See a few selected looks below and the full collection at J2 Oakridge, Richmond and Metropolis locations now.
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. FALL '13 - BAD HILLS, STUDIO AND CLASSIC COLLECTION
Right before the back-to-school rush hits we've received our full selection of Herschel bags in all of our favorite colorways and styles. Inspired again but the pacific northwest this fall collection features new rugged materials such as corduroy, heavy canvas and new weather repellant coating for those looking for protection from the elements. We've brought in the little america, settlement, heritage, pop quiz, scout and more in the complete range of colors. See the full collection at all of our J2 stores now.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE SUMMER '13 - NEW BRAND HITS OUR SHELVES TEES, TANK TOPS AND CREWNECKS
Out from the UK comes a new line to hit our mens and women's collection featuring East London inspired youth and street style. Already favored by the likes of Beyonce and Rhianna this summer features bold prints, logo plays on YSL, Supreme and Chanel which highlight this collection. Available now at all J2 locations.