Let us all bow our heads and have a moment of silence for this momentous occasion. Upper Playground, one of the Bay Area’s best exports, has finally landed in New York, by opening a location in the East Village. Upper Playground is a store, clothing line, blog, gallery, activists, artist home amongst all other things awesome. I would personally consider them the “Conglomerate of Cool”, yes that is my term, if you use it, you better source it. Ahem…hint hint. We at Deviant Decorum have been a huge fans of U.P. for years now and is always a mandatory stop in our Bay Area travels, them and HUF of course. How can you not love a place that uses a walrus are their mascot? Their gallery, FIFTY24SF, has also been putting up some of the best shows for street artists for some time now and intertwining them with releases in their retail store. You know all those David Choe, Mike Giant, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Usugrow shirts that we rock and the faux streetwear kids always ask, “where did you get that shirt?” and we lie and tell them “Urban Outfitters”, well they came from Upper Playground. Don’t worry, those kids probably don’t read this blog anyway, they are patiently awaiting the next set of orders from their supreme commander Kanye West on how to act like a prick. Talented? … yes. A Prick? …….. yes. Talented And Not A Prick? …… Upper Playground. Go to the store:
437 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10009