New York with Married to the MOB

With the opening of our 34th St. location in New York, we thought it would be cool to hang out with some local NY brands at our new spot. You may have seen a brand founder in our window…Leah McSweeny of Married to the MOB!

  • What’s your favorite piece from your line/ collection?
    • IDGAF Muscle Tank Dress and the Trust Racerback Tank Dress
  • What inspires you creatively?
    • My team
  • How has New York inspired you?
    • It’s my home, every street has a memory. I take inspiration from the past, present and what I want out of my future
  • What are your favorite things about New York?
    • Besides home? Spa 88 (Russian/ Turkish bath house)
  • Who do you look up to?
    • Rihanna & Camille Paglia
  • How long have you worked with Zumiez?
    • 1 year
  • Thoughts on our new 34th St. Store?
    • The staff is so awesome and friendly. Everyone’s so passionate here!

    Photos: Ryan Kobane
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    The Married to the MOB collection can be found in stores and online: http://www.zumiez.com/brands/married-to-the-mob.html?kw=married+to+the+mob&limit=96

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    Here’s a little more on MOB beginnings:
    "Once upon a New York summer day in ‘04, a bored and sauced up Leah McSweeny came up with the crazy idea of starting her own clothing line. The first of its kind, it would be "street" inspired, like so many of her male friends’ brands, but catering solely to females; more specifically, to give a voice and edginess to women who could hold their own like a man, but had the finesse and appeal of a lady."

    You can find Married to the MOB on Twitter and Instagram @MostofficialMOB and Leah @LeahMOB

Glamour Kills

Michelle Capicotto and Steve Foy of Glamour Kills swung by our Herald Square location a couple weeks ago. They got a chance to meet with some customers and tell them what GK was all about and surprise them with free product!

  • What’s the story behind the pig?
    • Michelle: When pigs fly! Anything can happen.
  • What’s your favorite piece from your line/ collection?
    • Steve: Day Trippin Muscle Tee- love the hand painted details
    • Michelle: Skyline Dreamers Muscle tee
  • What inspires you creatively?
    • Michelle: Music definitely inspires our clothing. We also love positive messages; we really want to encourage young people.
  • How has New York inspired you?
    • Michelle: New York has endless possibilities, and it’s the fashion capital. You always see things here first. The people here are inspiring too, everyone’s hustling and doing what they love.
  • What are your favorite things about New York?
    • Steve: Parm, they have great food, a great atmosphere and friendly staff
    • Michelle: Café Habana- they have the best Cuban food…and margaritas. Sweet and Vicious is probably one of our favorite spots to grab a drink after work too
  • Who do you look up to?
    • Michelle: Not to sound cliché, but our Mom. She was a single mom; we liked to call her supermom. She instilled hard work into my brother Marky and I; she’s a strong woman and definitely one of our inspirations. Oh, and Biggy too!
    • Steve: George RR Martin…I’m probably going to get so much crap for saying that.
  • How long have you worked with Zumiez?
    • Michelle: It’s been about 8 years now
  • Thoughts on our new 34th St. Store?
    • Michelle: It’s amazing! It has a different vibe, a little more street than the other ones.

    Photos: Ryan Kobane

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    The Glamour Kills’ New York collection is only available at Zumiez: http://zumiez.me/SRpDDy
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    You can find GK on Twitter and Instagram  @glamourkillsFor the full story on how Glamour Kills started, visit: http://www.glamourkills.com/story

МИШКА: Mishka NYC

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand, Mishka was Brooklyn born and founded by Mikhail Bortnik & Greg Rivera (aka Greg Mishka). We got to take a stroll through the streets of New York with Greg and asked him a few questions about NY and the brand itself. Greg also stopped by Zumiez with some friends and surprised a couple customers with free tee’s!

  • What’s your favorite piece from your line/ collection?
    • The Lamour Keep Watch 2 black tie dye tee shirt
  • What inspires you creatively?
    • Japanese monsters and toys
  • How has New York inspired you?
    • All the street art and graffiti here is inspiring
  • What are you favorite places in New York?
    • The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg (A Brooklyn Flea Food Market)
  • Who do you look up to?
    • All my artist friends like L’Amour Supreme, Skinner and Frank Kozik to name a few
  • How long have you worked with Zumiez?
    • It’s been 2 years now. The employees here are great, I like that they’re part of the lifestyle and they know so much about the product you carry
  • Thoughts on our new 34th St. Store?
    • Its awesome, there’s so much room and everything is merchandised so well!

    Photos: Ryan Kobane

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    Peep the line here, or at your local Zumiez: http://zumiez.me/SRe9QD

    You can follow МИШКА on Twitter @mishkaNYC and Instagram @mishkagram

Mighty Healthy: Face time with Ray Mate

The founder of Mighty Healthy, Ray Mate, stopped by our brand new New York store on 34th St. for a surprise meet & greet a few days ago. Ray also surprised customers with some free gear and answered a few questions about the brand and being a local.

  • What’s your favorite piece from your line/ collection?
    • The Flowers Black tee shirt
  • What inspires you creatively?
    • New York, for sure. It’s a huge melting pot and I’m comfortable here, it’s home. Everything about New York is inspiring. Music plays a big part too.
  • What are you favorite things about New York?
    • Rizzo’s Pizza on the Lower East Side. It’s the best. I also love that you don’t have to drive here, everything’s a quick ride with public transportation, and how fast paced it is out here.
  • Who do you look up to?
    • Alyasha Owerka-Moore. He’s a tripple OG
  • How long have you worked with Zumiez?
    • We’ve been in the stores on and off since 2009
  • Thoughts on our new 34th St. Store?
    • The employees are really cool. Needs more Mighty Healthy though (*wink wink*).

    Photos: Ryan Kobane

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    Check out the collection here, or visit your local store: http://zumiez.me/SReu5EY

    You can follow Mighty Healthy on Twitter and Instagram at @MightyHealthyNY