Karmaloop, the classic online streetwear store, has been around since 2000 and was recently purchased by Shiekh Shoes. That means all those late payments and missed shipments from 2015 have been resolved and the name can be restored to its former glory.
Bold and mix-matched patterns are going on heavy this fall and winter with 10 Deep. The over 20-year brand, which was founded in 1995 by Scott Sasso, creates very highly detailed pieces which are takes on traditional work and sportswear. The brand is also deep in music and event planning, recently working with Smokepurpp on an exclusive track for 10 Deep.
We almost didn’t want to include Adidas on this list, because you would have to be living under a rock to not know about Adidas. Founded in 1949 in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the brand has been a staple in street and hip-hop culture since the b-boy days. Fortunately, you can pick up their NMD’s in various colorways on Karmaloop, as well as their other signature shoes and clothing.
Black Scale, sometimes styled as BLVCK SCVLE, was founded in 2007 by Michael Yabut and Alfred De Tagle. The brand features dark, sometimes almost satanic designs. Better move quickly if you want to buy Black Scale on Karmaloop, pieces are running low, and sizes are generally small or mediums at the time of writing.
A massive classic in streetwear that is making a reemergence after successful collaborations with brands like Supreme, Stüssy, Beams, and OFF-White. You can buy all kinds of Champion on Karmaloop, including their reverse weave hoodies, comfortable sweatpants, and their large C patch tees.
The Converse All Star sneaker has been an American icon since the early 20th century. Besides the essential in any streetwear wardrobe, Converse has a wide variety of shoes available on Karmaloop including both the hi and lo version of the All Stars in a variety of colorways.
Crooks & Castles
Crooks & Castles is a Los Angeles brand that draws design influence from rascals of the streets. Regularly featuring images of thieves, gold, and even taking the Versace lookalike logo and throwing a bandana on it, Crooks & Castles has a super thuggish vibe to it. Like Black Scale, sizes and styles are limited on Karmaloop so act now if you want to catch the brand.
Diamond Supply Co.
The definition of mallcore, Diamond Supply Co. still has a place in our hearts for being one of the first streetwear brands we discovered and rocked. The brand, started by Nick Tershay in 1998, has a solid reputation for people outside of the hypebeast crowd. Consistent with their branding, Diamond has bangers for all people.
Accessory gods, Herschel Supply creates high-quality backpacks, travel goods, and accessories since it was founded in 2009. Accessories include leather wallets and sick fanny packs. Their bags have become somewhat iconic, with long leather straps on some. Timeless classic styled backpacks are a staple for Herschel.
Founded in the Bay area in 2002 by Keith Hufnagel, HUF products are a big go-to for skaters with their tees, hats, outwear, and shoes. Most of their clothing is modestly priced and doesn’t go crazy with their branding, with no big logos adorning their looks.
The ultimate in casual shoes, they’re not just chunky dad shoes anymore. Some are chunky, some have a groovy color scheme, and some are perfect for going with any fit. In addition to their shoe game, New Balance also has bomber jackets, joggers, and athletic tees because New Balance is an athletic brand after all. Most clothing without heavy branding, so they’re great for layering.
Using bright colors and a positive message as a way to stand out from other brands, Pink Dolphin has a new take on streetwear. Recent collaborations include FILA and Puma. Like most brands, exclusivity is critical, so each piece is released in limited quantities to keep from saturating the streets.
The great boot brand has become something of a meme to describe New York fashion, but that doesn’t stop it from having killer boots, shoes, sneakers, and moccasins. Most styles come in suede or leather and a variety of colors from the usual wheat colorway.
What started as a sneaker brand in 2002 and has evolved into apparel and accessories, UNDFTD is a juggernaut in the streetwear world. Their reach stretches from the US to Japan and their own ecommerce store stocks brands from Nike to BAPE. With seasonal releases, you would be hard pressed not to be able to find what you’re looking for.
What’s there to say that hasn’t been said about the iconic footwear brand. Besides the black and white Sk8-His that every dude and their girlfriend and their grandma own, there are a variety of colorways available as well as tops, accessories, and outerwear. The only thing you can’t find on Karmaloop from Vans are their skate decks.
Street Vault appears to be a Karmaloop and PLNDR exclusive, not having its website or webstore. This doesn’t take away from the great streetwear products they have, including various “Savage” graphics, pseudo-political graphics, and one of our favorites, the Casper X KIDS collaboration featuring the bathroom scene with Casper in the bathtub.
Billionaire Boys Club
Billionaire Boys Club was founded in 2005 by Pharrell Williams and Nigo, a Japanese DJ and also the founder of A Bathing Ape. Billionaire Boys Club produces high-end fashion in limited quantities. A lot of their clothing features space and intergalactic imagery, including their iconic spaceman helmet logo. Expect to drop a few dollars on each article, as sweatshirts run about $130, graphic tees are $40-60, and hats cost $50.
Elwood provides essentials for all streetwear closets, most of which are made in the USA, specifically Los Angeles. Staples for all styles make up the bulk of their product, perfect for layering with their duel hem shirts and simple joggers.
Focusing on the denim game, Embellish is a newer brand out of New York City that creates distressed denim with street looks. Torn looks, ribbed knees, and paint splatter all embody the look of Embellish. In addition to denim, Embellish is also creating a suite of hoodies and denim jackets for layering.
Enslaved is bringing luxury to the table with their ensemble of denim jeans, velour tracksuits, strap back hats and basics/essentials. Enslaved was founded in 2015 in Los Angeles, the basis behind the brand is that as long as our minds are enslaved, our bodies can never be free. Martin Luther King anyone?
Gods & Generals
Not to be confused with the 2003 4-hour long movie, Gods & Generals was founded in 2011 with a fascination with Greek Gods and the Roman Empire which shows true in all of their clothing. All of their clothing has images of ancient statues, snakes, intricate artwork or military insignia.