Video Interview: Reed Space “The Run Down”Culture, Fashion, Featured — By JGM Staff on March 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm
In this video interview we paid a visit to one of NYC’s treasure chest boutiques, Reed Space NYC. The shop was founded by well respected street wear mogul Jeff Staple in 2003. Reed Space is a low key store located on the Lower East side of Manhattan best known for the wide variety of brands that they carry (Nike, Converse, Medicom, Staple Design and 10Deep) along with the reasonable prices not usually found at other neighboring stores. One of the biggest highlights that put Reed Space and Jeff Staple on the map was the legendary release of the NYC Pigeon Dunk. The show had sneaker heads and hype beasts in mass hysteria in an attempt top get their hands on a pair. Overall, Reed Space has definitely had major influence in the world of street wear, from chaotic sneaker releases to off the wall collaborations with brands such as Head Porter and FILA.
With the evolutionary state that street wear is in Reed Space has positioned itself quite well by not only using it’s retail space to sell clothes but also a venue for talented artist and musicians to showcase their work through exhibitions and release events. Some art shows that were showcased there include: Faile, Tenmyouya Hisashi, SP One, Parra, and Simon Taylor. In 2007 Reed Space had expanded it’s retail space via another store called Reed Annex on the block adjacent to them. Reed Annex is used as a “pop up” store for brands to sell their products hands on and is often used by Reed Space to relieve them of their old items when the new seasons collections arrive. Jungle Gym Magazine got the inside story for you in order to get a feel of the stores history and how it’s day to day operations run and the many future projects the company has planned, all from the perspective of the employees. Enjoy.