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Goin' Huntin'...Black Friday, Done the Right Way
So for those of you who may follow me on twitter (@dave_hasWingz) and may pay my tweets in attention you would have noticed that I am in the great city of Atlanta, GA for my Thanksgiving break….as I sit here and wait for Lupe Fiasco’s new mixtape “Friend of The People” to download to my external hard drive…I thought I would let you guys know about my plans for tomorrow for those of you who may or may not give a fuck *sarcastic smile* … Upon departure for ATL on Wednesday I knew that Black Friday would have niggas in a frenzy … seeing as how I have all the appliances I need and shopping at the mall isnt something I really give a fuck about I figured I would take this time to hit up some of the finer street wear boutiques that Atlanta has to offer.
Seeing as how I dont know shit about the city I contacted the southern street wear connoisseur himself KJ Kearney (@h1gher) via twitter. KJ is a graduate of South Carolina State and he is the curator of Higher Learning, the only blog dedicated to the intellegent documentation of southern street wear culture. I have been following this blog for about a year not and it has been an excellent resource in helping me develope some of the marketing strategies while dealing with Afro Blew.
Anyway, He gave me a list of about 5 boutiques that I could find in ATL that would have some quality shit worth looking into….sooooo in the past 30 mins I have mapped out tomorrow visits as follows: Epitome, a new shoe boutique that opened in Buckhead this past summer which I ironically found on about on Higher Learning … Standard, another store located in the Buckhead area…atleast thats the way it looked on mapquest … Vinnie’s, a boutique founded in Brooklyn which has a location in ATL in what seems to be known as 5 Points or Lil 5 Points, and also Wish which is conveniently located around the corner…..
These trips are not just leisure shopping outings….shit, I would basically be spending money I don’t have …however seeing these stores will hopefully serve as inspiration and motivation for me as a career goal of mine is to open up a boutique of my own in the near future…..so it has been my mission to visit as many street boutiques, skate shops, and mens stores as I can when ever I am in a different city….because if you want to accomplish a goal a part of it is doing research to see who has gone before you and been successful and building relationships with those people if possible…thats what these visits are for.
Also along the way my sister and I may stop at Lenox Mall I believe its called and see what they have to offer ….. OH YEAH and hopefully somewhere in there I hope to cop those Cements that drop on tomorrow….soooo yeah thats about it…sorry for the long windedness and the sarcasm but I owed you, my great tumblr following, a text post….reading is fundamental and shit……welp, hope you’re going to be as productive as I am tomorrow….if not….we all cant be winners *shrugs* you guys have a great night standing in lines and shit im going to bed….I think…Peace!
Recap: #Raleighfashionfriday #Tweetup at Art of Style Boutique
LIPIraleigh and The Art of Style received a great turnout and feedback Friday for our first #Raleighfashionfriday Tweetup. The idea was this: to draw customers into the store with discounts, food and drinks, and raffle prizes…all while donating to a worthy cause.
In this case, that cause was Be the Match Foundation, which encourages bone marrow donor signups to match the needs of those with cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. Read owner Kendra Leonard’s story on her donation page. Customers paid $20 for all the features above, along with the chance to sign up to be a donor.
Here are some photos from the event.
The boutique welcomes customers to the Tweetup.
The outdoor sales rack.
Black and grey fall items.
Another of many people in need of a bone marrow donor. Learn how your donation can help save his life.
Donor typing: Donor volunteers swab the inside of their cheek to have their tissue type analyzed. Here, Betsie Letterle, Be the Match Foundation’s Southeastern district Account Executive, administers a swabbing kit for Chayanne De La Cruz Scales.
View the full photoset from the Flickr widget in the right sidebar, or go here.