Rare Vntg X Grail Boutique Pop Up Video Recap

Rare Vntg pop up shop philadelphia

It truly was a movie at the Grail Boutique Pop Up Shop in Philadelphia! Thanks again to everyone who came out to the shop and party. Check out the video recap below, shot by Double AJ Productions.


Grail Boutique: Philadelphia Pop-Up Shop from DoubleAJ Productions on Vimeo.

Catch Rare Vntg Vending at Laced Sneaker Co Sneaker Show on 3/25

Laced Sneaker Company x Delaware 87ers sneaker convention 3/25/17

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing to sneaker heads; it’s time to break out that heat you’ve been saving all winter!

We’re excited to announce Rare Vntg will be vending at Laced Sneaker Company’s Sneaker Convention on March 25th!

In connection with the Delaware 87ers (Philadelphia 76ers NBA D-League affiliate), Laced Sneaker Company  presents their third annual Sneaker Convention at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center.

  • When: MARCH 25th 2017
  • Where: UD’s Bob Carpenter Center 631 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716
  • From: 2-7PM
  • Cost: Entry to the event is $20. Entry includes a complementary ticket to the Delaware 87ers game immediately following the convention

We’ll be bringing a selection of vintage sportswear pieces including exclusive vintage gear from the 87ers NBA affiliate Philadelphia Sixers! In addition to our vintage collection, we’ll be releasing a limited edition Champion apparel collaboration with Delaware’s own Color of Life 

We look forward to seeing everyone in a couple weeks!

You can purchase tickets to the event here, don’t forget to enter: LACED to save on admission 

Laced Sneaker Company x Delaware 87ers sneaker convention 3/25/17

Rare Vntg x Suplex Philadelphia Holiday Pop Up Shop Hours

Rare Vntg x Suplex Philadelphia Holiday Pop Up Shop

Christmas in less than three weeks away; I repeat Christmas is less than three weeks away!

Is all your holiday shopping done yet?

We’re pleased to announce our Holiday Pop Up Shop with Suplex Philadelphia is staying open for the next two weeks!

Rare Vntg x Suplex Holiday Pop Up shop


Stop by 620 SOUTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA PA every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12-6PM to shop our selection of premium vintage sportswear alongside discounted sneakers & Supreme apparel from Suplex.

The shop will be open December 9th through the 11th, the 16th through the 18th and the 21st through December 24th.

New inventory goes out every week, come in next weekend and check us out!

Rare vntg suplex philadelphia holiday pop up shop vintage starter snapbacks rare vntg Rare Vntg store location

Rare Vntg x Suplex Philadelphia Black Friday Weekend Pop Up Shop 2016

Rare Vntg Suplex Philadelphia Black Friday 2016 Pop Up Shop

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and one thing is on every shoppers mind; BLACK FRIDAY!

This year, we’re teaming up with Philly’s premier sneaker boutique Suplex Philadelphia to collaborate on a one-of-a-kind Black Friday shopping experience. We’ll be offering our inventory of premium vintage sportswear clothing, jerseys, headwear, accessories and more alongside a large selection of discounted sneakers from Suplex.

The sale takes place Friday November 25th, Saturday November 26th, & Sunday November 27th from 12PM to 6PM everyday at 620 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147.

We’ll be having raffles, giveaways and $1 plays on the key master machine. Spread the word, we hope to see everyone next weekend!

Rare Vntg Suplex Philadelphia Black Friday 2016 Pop Up Shop

Sneaker Con NYC 2014 Recap

Rare VNTG Refresh PGH Creative players set up at sneaker con new york 2014

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of vending at Sneaker Con NYC 2014, the self proclaimed “Greatest Sneaker Show” on Earth.

It truly was an experience like no other. Collectors and connoisseurs of fine sneakers & fashion came from all over the country to be apart of the pre-holiday festivities in New York City. We partnered with our friends from Creative Players to vend at the event. As always, we brought out several exclusive vintage pieces available no where else in the world, including our Michael Jordan Authentic White Sox Jersey and Snoop Dogg “Gin And Juice” Pittsburgh Penguins jersey.

All in all, it was a huge success. A big thank you goes out to everyone who stopped by and shopped with us; our team was able to network with many of the 350+ vendors and 10,000+ attendees. Check out some of the photos below and Hypebeast recap we were also featured in!

rare vntg x creative players vintage clothing set up at sneaker con nyc 2014

rare vntg customer at sneaker con new york 2104 rare vntg iverson jersey purchased at sneaker con nyc rare vntg x mr throwback at sneaker con new york city 2014

Rare VNTG Refresh PGH Creative players set up at sneaker con new york 2014

Thanks again to our friends from Refresh PGH for making the trip out from Pittsburgh to check out our table.


Rare VNTG x Refresh PGH 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention Recap

Rare VNTG x Refersh PGH 2nd annual pittsburgh sneaker convention

On November 1st, we had the pleasure of vending at Refresh PGH’s 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention. The event was hosted by our good friends over at Refresh PGH and took place at Obama High School in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 1,100 sneaker heads came out and attended the second annual convention along with 75+ vendors and a few special guests!

refresh pgh sneaker expo

We had a great time vending and chatting with everyone who stopped by our booth. It’s always great to interact with the vintage fans out there. A big thank you goes out to everyone who also made a purchase from Rare VNTG at the event, we appreciate your business and hope you enjoy! Thanks again to everyone over at Refresh PGH for hosting the event and making it a huge success. Look out for Rare VNTG at the next Refresh PGH Sneaker convention coming soon.

rare vntg at refresh pgh 2nd annual pittsburgh sneaker convention

Rare VNTG x Refersh PGH 2nd annual pittsburgh sneaker convention

Supreme x Nike AF1 High Releasing Fall/Winter 2014?

Nike x Supreme Air Force One AF1 High fall winter 2014

Are Supreme and Nike are back at it again?

Today marks the first drop of the Supreme New York Fall/Winter 2014 season and pictures have already surfaced depicting a Supreme x Nike AF1 high in black and white. The sneakers are decked out with “World Famous” and “94” on the back heel tab (1994 was the year Supreme first opened). After the chaos of last years Supreme x Nike Foamposite one, I can see hype beasts grabbing their chairs and tents now!

Nike x Supreme Air Force One AF1 High fall winter 2014


Do you think the photos are legit? With these two street wear giants collaborate on yet another sneaker? Only time will tell! Thanks to @korange_market for the photos.


Catch Rare Vintage Wear @ Refresh PGH Spring Sneaker Swap May 24th

rare vintage wear x refresh pgh spring sneaker swap 2014

After a successful venture at February’s Winter Shoe Expo, Rare Vintage Wear will be returning to Pittsburgh May 24th for Refresh PGH’s Spring Sneaker Swap! Im extremely excited to return to the Steel City; I will bringing out a bunch of heat including a plethora of vintage Champion NBA jerseys, Hockey Jerseys, Starter Jackets, snapbacks, and more!

The event is scheduled for May 24th 2014 at Pittsburgh Obama/Peabody High School located on 515 N. Highland Ave. Refresh PGH’s last event drew over 100 vendors and a crowd of 1,200+!! If you’re located in the Pittsburgh area, or anywhere remotely close come check it out!

A major shout out goes to the Refresh PGH crew for opening the first sneaker consignment store in Pittsburgh! Look for some big things and collaborations between us in the future!



Check out the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Designed by Craig Stecyk

nike sb x air jordan 1

Yesterday Nike Skateboarding finally confirmed a several-year-old rumor old by releasing a photo of P-Rod that introduced a collab between Nike SB and Air Jordan. The duo will be releasing a set of Air Jordan 1 x Nike SB sneakers designed by Craig Stecyk and Lance Mountain.

Many skaters remember the popularity of the original Air Jordan 1 during the mid to late 80’s. Images of Lance Mountain skating in the AJ1 are embedded in Skateboarding history.

For 2014, Nike SB reintroduces the classic Air Jordan model in an updated form. The first Nike SB x AJ1 comes in iridescent green and was designed by Craig Stecyk. The sneaker draws inspiration from Stecyk’s “Northwest Passage” Art Gallery showing during the late 80’s.

nike sb air jordan 1 I Craig Stecyk 980 Jordan 1 SB b

The sneakers are set to release March 15th at select Nike SB retailers. A second Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 designed by Lance Mountain is also due to drop in 2014; stay with us for details.

Rare Vintage Wear x Refresh PGH Winter Shoe Expo 2014

rare vintage wear at refresh pgh winter shoe expo 2014

On 1/18, Rare Vintage Wear (with the help of few close friends) invaded the 2014 Refresh PGH Winter Shoe Expo with loads of vintage clothing, jerseys, hats, and collectables. The event was a HUGE success; we would like to thank everyone from the Refresh Pittsburgh team for hosting the event and of course, everyone who came out and supported Rare Vintage Wear!

The event boosted 50+ vendors and by the end of the day, over 1,200 Pittsburgh area sneakerheads paraded through the Irish Center sporting their favorite sneakers. Rare Vintage Wear had a birds-eye view of the event from our location on-stage, and let me tell you it was JAM PACKED!

Many customers enjoyed RVW’s large variety of vintage Champion NBA jerseys, along with our vintage Starter and North Face jackets. Our custom Vintage Chicago Blackhawks Starter jacket was the talk of the town, and quickly found a new home along with the extremely popular Charlotte Hornets satin jacket.

All in all, the weekend was a huge success! We met a lot of great people and networked with some other great up-and-coming brands. Take a look at the photo gallery below and look out for future collaborations between Rare Vintage Wear and Refresh PGH!

Rare Vintage Wear Hat selection

Rare Vintage Wear Hat selection

Myself, Declan, Steve and Ben at the expo

Myself, Declan, Steve and Ben at the expo

rare vintage wear jersey rack

Hockey jerseys on deck..


Good to Link up with The Headies Company. Fellow Duquense Dukes

rare vintage wear cheeba hat

Cheeba Cheeba close up on our Starter Cheeba hat

Rare Vintage Wear paisley logo

Plenty of Business cards to go around!


The homie @instafitch rocking a Cheeba snapback


Close up on the 1984 Olympic Snapback shot by the beautiful @stephawo0

The extremely popular Jacket rack. North Face in the front


Frank outfitted in a Redwings Jersey & Cheeba hat from RVW

rare vintage wear view at refresh pgh winter shoe expo 2014

Rack’s Eye View from the Stage

rare vintage wear set up at refresh pgh winter shoe expo 2014

Our Set Up at Refresh PGH Winter Shoe expo 2014

We want to send a special shout out to Refresh PGH Check out their website and follow them on social media @refreshPGH! Also a special thanks to Stephanie (@stephawaho0) for holding it down with the camera and the homies Frank (@instafitch), Declan, Ben, Steve, Devin and Cam for helping me vend all damn day.

Nike Celebrates MJ’s 1st Title With Air Jordan 6 “Championship Cigar”


It’s hard to believe Michael Jordan won his first NBA Title about 25 years ago. MJ laced up his trusty Air Jordan 6’s and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in only 5 games. This would serve as the cornerstone in a run of three straight championships for Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

This summer, Nike will honor Jordan’s first NBA Championship with the Air Jordan 6 Retro “Championship Cigar” edition. It is common knowledge that MJ would spark up a choice cigar after each and every NBA Championship win. The sneakers are made to look like a cigar, decked out in premium leather and even feature a replica championship ring. A must have for fans of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. They are set to drop this summer, stay with us as more release information drops, and thanks to @kicksordie for the photos!


Catch Rare Vintage Wear at SOLEXCHANGE Philadelphia 2/2/14!

solexchange philadelphia 2014 rare vintage wear

HEADS UP PHILLY! Happy to announce Rare Vintage Wear will be setting up shop this Sunday at Solexchange Philadelphia. I’ll be vending alongside my good friends at Creative Player$ ! We’ll be bringing a great selection of vintage jerseys, sportswear, streetwear and headwear. You don’t want to miss this!

The event takes places THIS Super Bowl Sunday from 12-5 PM (So you’ll be home in time for the game!) At the Temple University Student Center 1755 N. 13th Street Room 200. You can buy early bird tickets for the event here for only $15. Come out and support it should be a great time!

Rare Vintage Wear jersey rack refresh PGH winter shoe expo

Nike Unveils Gumbo League Collection of 2014 NBA All Star Game Sneakers

2014 NBA All Star Game Sneakers Kobe lebron durant

With the 2014 NBA All Star Game about two weeks away, Nike took the liberty of unveiling Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant’s kicks for the game in New Orleans.

The “Gumbo League Collection” draws heavy inspiration from New Orleans history. Each sneaker represents a significant part of the cities unique culture. The Lebron 11 “Gator King” pays homage to the Gator, a symbol of royalty power and protection within the city.

Nike Lebron 11 "Gator King" 2014 All Star Sneakers

Nike Lebron 11 “Gator King” 2014 All Star Sneakers

It’s no secret Kobe Bryant is a huge jazz fan; The Kobe 9 Elite “Maestro” edition represents the long history of Jazz music in New Orleans.

Nike Zoom Kobe 9 "Maestro" All Star Edition

Nike Zoom Kobe 9 “Maestro” All Star Edition

Finally, the Zoom KD 6 “Illusion” is a nod to the voodoo and magic culture within New Orleans.

Nike Zoom KD 6 "Illusion" 2014 All Star Game Edition

Nike Zoom KD 6 “Illusion” 2014 All Star Game Edition

The whole pack is set to release on 2/14. Expect it to sell out FAST!

Nike 2014 nba all star game gumbo collection

Air Jordan To Celebrate MJ’s Time With Birmingham Barons


This Spring, Air Jordan is set to celebrate Michael Jordan’s time as a minor league baseball player for the Birmingham Barons with a unique sneaker release. Check out the Air Jordan IX Retro Birmingham Barons edition. Decked out in the old Chicago White Sox affiliate’s colors. The sneaker is set to release this April 5th for $170 at Jordan retailers.


Lebron Retro’s Are on The Way, Don’t Believe Me Just Wait!


Like it or not, Lebron James retro sneakers are on the way! Sure nothings been confirmed yet but I see what our friends over at Nike have up their sleeve.

While on a recent road-trip to play the Knicks and Nets in New York City, Lebron busted out two never-before-seen colorways of his famous signature sneakers. The most interested part being that the kicks were the Nike Zoom Lebron II and III respectively (two sneakers that dropped in 2005 and 2006!)

The King in the Nike Zoom Lebron II Retro

The King in the Nike Zoom Lebron II Retro

James sporting the Nike Zoom Lebron III Retro

James sporting the Nike Zoom Lebron III Retro

Look closely at the sneakers, I mean very closely! You’ll notice Lebron’s new logo “LJ” on the heel of the 3’s and strap of the 2’s. The original model of both sneakers featured Lebron’s “L23″ logo.

Lebron's old logo on the left, new on the right.

Lebron’s old logo on the left, new on the right.

Are these sneakers are just a prelude to the Lebron Retro line? I say yes! With Kobe’s already being retroed, its safe to say we’ll see a Lebron retro in the very near future. The Kings popularity is already at an all time high and the hype surrounding sneakers is as well. Nike would be smart to cash in on the oppurtunity now.

Well wait, didn’t we already see an Air Zoom Generation retro? No, the sneakers below were rumored to release around 2008 but never saw shelves. Older sneakerheads will remember they did hit Nike.com for a second but were quickly scrapped.

Original Nike Air Zoom Generation Lebron retro

Original Nike Air Zoom Generation Lebron retro

At this point, we’ll have to wait and let Nike make the next move reguarding a Lebron retro sneaker.