This is a big one. Get ready for some pre-labor day weekend festivities from around the globe — Tokyo, Beijing, Stockholm, New York, Milan and London all came strong with something we’re sure you’ll be happy to lend your weekend to. See where you should go below.
See our other weekend travel guides here.
STOCKHOLM: Eytys‘ First Shop
The merely year-old sneaker company is making deep cuts with the opening of their first-ever retail location. Dubbed “Eytys Stockholm City,” the beautiful space will carry their signature line alongside selected books, pottery and vintage watches. By the looks of it, Eytys’ cult minimal sneaker designs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Luntmarkagatan 15, Central Stockholm
TOKYO: Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Shop Opening
Golden Goose open up their second new shop in Japan, opting for a strategic position in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. The Italian footwear maker’s pre-distressed, clean silhouettes have been growing on us as of late. This is worth the wekeend trip.
1-1-5 Nishi, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Rapha Cycle Club and world-famous design firm House Industries are hosting a retrospective for esteemed bike maker and colleague Richard Sachs. If unfamiliar, Sach’s custom builds are basically unobtainable at this point due to high demand. The show opens today, August 22, and will run through September 21. Learn more here.
64 Gansevoort Street
LONDON: Goodhood Yard-sale
London’s Goodhood has bigger and better plans for a larger retail space, and it needs to clear out its inventory for the big move. Don’t let this one slip through the cracks — Goodhood is known for stocking hard-to-find deadstock garments at its blowout sales. Opens today, August 22, for two days only.
41 Coronet Street, Hoxton, N1 6HD
MILAN: “Workwear” Exhibition at the Triennale Museum
Milan’s Triennale Museum presents “Workwear,” a mulit-artist installation with a focus on and the working man’s garb and the future of uniforms. Each garment was produced as a representation of what workers will (or should) be wearing in the future, per occupation. This is a pretty novel concept. We’re excited to see more from this show.
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121
Joining a roster of premium brands like Opening Ceremony, A.P.C. and Aesop in the area, the CM store is located inside a former gun and rifle manufacturer, decorated with actual gun making tools found on the site. Like J.Crew‘s much-loved men’s Liquor Store shop in New York, Club Monaco’s retail strategy is to offer external brands and drink tastings — Visitors can enjoy shopping Golden Bear and Saucony while sampling small-batch American whiskies in addition to CM’s line of suits and sportswear.
54 Redchurch Street, E2
TOKYO: Super Yosakoi 2014
Check out Tokyo’s Super Yosakoi, a Harajuku folk dance festival started in the ’50s as a modern interpretation of traditional summer dance practices. 5,000 participants from all over the country come together to celebrate in dance, “regardless of weather conditions.”
Yoyogi Koen Event Square
BEIJING: Carhartt WIP Store
As much as we love the heritage line, there’s something so contemporary and appealing about Carhartt’s ever-expanding WIP (Work In Progress) sub-label. Their latest venture take them to Beijing for a brand new shop featuring an industrial interior and the brand’s full collection.
Sanlitun Road 11, 100027
TOKYO: Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 Pop-Up
Need somewhere special to take your special lady? If “MMM” is in your vocabulary, then head to Margiela’s pop-up at luxury retailer Isetan Shinjuku and pick out something nice from their “Line 11″ accessories. The installation is only open through Sunday, August 24, so don’t sleep on this one!
3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
LONDON: Ace & Tate “The Graduates” Exhibit
Holland’s affordable, direct-to-consumer eyewear label presents “The Graduates” — an exhibit celebrating the launch of their newly rebranded look and product. The event runs through Tuesday, August 26, so make sure to pop in and try a pair on.
Forge, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street
LONDON: New Cheaney Shoes Flagship
Cheaney Shoes’ new store opened on the historic Jermyn Street in London’s super fancy Mayfair, home to fellow luxury footwear names including Crockett and Jones, Church’s and John Lobb.
21b Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6HP
Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art present Olafur Elisasson‘s “Riverbed,” bringing the outside in to “reserve the relation between nature and art.”
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050