Waraku in Venice does a yeoman's job of trekking to Japan and bringing back some rather cool sneakers, T-shirts and denim. First they bring in Japanese shoes from well known sneaker companies like Nike, Puma and Converse. Why some of these shoes aren't available directly in the US is beyond us but they aren't so for now Waraku is the only place in the US that we know of where you can find these. Then they bring in clothing, sneakers and denim from various Japanese companies, many heavily influenced by skate and surf culture. There's the surf brand Namitatsu that makes T-shirts that would put most American surf shirts to shame. Or denim brand Studio D'Artisan which has been making fine denim jeans since 1979. Check it out.
Studio D'Artisan (for those denim geeks out there, Studio D'Artisan is 20% off right now).
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