Sneaker Con NYC 2014 Recap

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Rare VNTG x Refersh PGH 2nd annual pittsburgh sneaker convention

Catch Rare VNTG At The Philadelphia Fanatics Authentics Sports Spectacular October 17-19

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Calling all sports fans in the Philadelphia area! Rare VNTG is happy to announce we’ll be vending at the Philadelphia Fanatics Authentics Sports Spectacular this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 17-19.

The event takes place at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks PA 19456. We’ll be vending all three days of the Sports memorabilia and autograph show! THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. It takes place from 4:30pm-9:00pm on Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday.

This is a great opportunity to come check out Rare VNTG as well as several famous athletes who will be on hand taking pictures and signing autographs. Several pro stars such as Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Nick Foles, and Pete Rose (to name a few!) will all be at the event! Check out the Fanatics Authentics Show website for more information.

We'll be bringing out plenty of throwback jerseys for the event

We’ll be bringing out plenty of throwback jerseys for the event

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Rare VNTG Presents: Duquesne University Homecoming Pop Up Shop 10/2

Rare VNTG Duquesne University Homecoming 2014 Pop Up Shop

Team Rare VNTG is heading back to their Pittsburgh Roots for DUQ Homecoming 2014. Founder and Duquesne University Alum, Casey Pitocchelli will be hosting a pop up shop on his former campus on Thursday October 2nd.

Come check out Rare VNTG’s exclusive selection of vintage sportswear clothing including Jerseys, Jackets, T shirts, Hats, and more! The event will be held inside the Duquesne Student Union (600 Forbes Avenue) on Thursday October 2nd from 10am till 5pm. This is a great chance to shop and interact with the Rare VNTG team; we’ll even be bringing along some vintage Duquesne Dukes apparel!

Rare VNTG Duquesne University Homecoming 2014 Pop Up Shop

Catch Rare VNTG At Refresh PGH 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention

Refresh PGH 2nd annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention

Pittsburgh, we are proud to announce Rare VNTG will be vending at Refresh PGH’s 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention. The “Fall Classic” takes place November 1st from 1-6PM at Pittsburgh Obama High School, 515 N. Highland Avenue. This is guaranteed to be one of the largest sneaker convention’s in Pennsylvania history; complete with 90+ Vendors and 1,500 attendees, you don’t want to miss it!

Come out and check out Rare VNTG; we’ll be bringing a large selection of vintage sportswear, including a “Grail Rack” and “Sale Rack”. Our Grail Rack will consist of exclusive high end jerseys and vintage sportswear found nowhere else in the world. The Sale Rack will include a large amount of discounted inventory, just in time for the holidays.

Also, come out and see if you can win the trophy for “Best on Foot” John Geiger, Dj Battle Monkey & The Mayor Mike Jax will be judging the Best On Foot Sneaker contest.

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Contact Refresh PGH to preorder tickets for the event. We hope to see you all there!

Washington Capitals Unveil 2015 Winter Classic Jerseys

Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic uniforms

On January 1, 2015 the Washington Capitals will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park.  This yearly outdoor tradition will be the seventh installment of the NHL Winter Classic.

Today, the Washington Capitals officially unveiled their uniforms for the 2015 Bridgestone Winter Classic. Many believed the team would bring out their original red uniform, however the Caps surprised us and released a completely new design. Inspired by the tradition of hockey in DC, the uniform features a retro inspired look. Check out the photos from the unveiling below:

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Back of the Washington Capitals 2015 Winter Classic hockey jersey

Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Winter Classic Red Jersey Uniform

Check out the uniforms and let us know what you think, tweet @rarevntg with your opinions.

Catch Rare VNTG @ Philadelphia Growing Arts Society Saturday 8/23

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Happy to announce Rare VNTG will be vending at Philadelphia’s Growing Arts Society this coming Saturday August 23rd 2014! We’ll be bringing some exclusive vintage jerseys, snapbacks, and jackets to get you ready for back to school! What is Philly GAS you might ask? Well:

Growing Arts Society is a Free hip-hop event that is being introduced by urban lifestyle brand, G.A.S (Going After Success). The things to expect is performances from some of the best up and coming Hip Hop artists, DJs, B-Boys and B-Girls, vending from local Clothing Lines and Brands, and displays from local visual artists and photographers. These artist will be representing Philly, New York, Jersey and other areas.

There will be music performances and vending outside, a Breakdance cypher going on inside with dope art and photography within the building.

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There is also a $3 dollar Giveaway raffel for Starter Jerseys, Vintage Snapbacks, Supreme, And much more.

Growing Arts Society will be a means for all creatives to have a good time and network.


The event is FREE and takes place this Saturday at 1652 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia PA from 5 PM till 8:30 PM. Come out and support Rare VNTG and Philly GAS!

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The Buzz Is Back! Charlotte Hornets Unveil New Uniforms for 2014-15

Charlotte Hornets New NBA Uniforms 2014-2015

The Charlotte Bobcats experiment is finally over! It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since the Cats played their first NBA match in Charlotte. Many fans are happy to see Michael Jordan’s team bring back the franchises original name, The Hornets.

The Hornets originally entered the league in 1988, donning aqua and purple. Those same colors that made the franchise famous will return to the hardwood in 2014-2015. Charlotte’s uniforms feature a modern update mixed with the original flavor. Take a peek at the new uniforms below and let us know what you think about them!

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If you’re looking for some vintage Charlotte Hornets gear, click here to see our current inventory! 

Catch Rare Vintage Wear @ The Gala April 26th in Philadelphia!

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Attention Philly; I am happy to announce Rare Vintage Wear will be vending at The Gala presented by Garsia.Co & Geechi Vigilantes!

The event takes place on April 26th 2014 at 1300 North Front Street from 2PM-7PM and will feature music by StrykerSPEAK along with several vendors and a fashion show. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased by contacting @sirnyceguy & @only10b on twitter.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, this is something you don’t want to miss! I’ll be bringing a wide variety of vintage jerseys, Starter jackets, and vintage headwear for sale. Come out and support Rare Vintage Wear along with Geechi Vigilantes & Garsia.CO.

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Rare Vintage Wear Spotted At GQ 2014 NBA All Star Weekend Party

Frank Knuckles with Lebron James in a Rare VNTG x Starter Snapback

With all the vintage NBA jerseys we have in stock, it was only destiny that Rare Vintage Wear would make an appearance at the 2014 NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans. And no I wasn’t called in by Adidas at the last minute to redesign the awful sleeved uniforms!

The Roots performed alongside Rick Ross and Lebron James at the GQ NBA All Start Weekend Party on Saturday night. Check out Frank Knuckles from The Legendary Roots crew sporting one of our exclusive Rare VNTG x Starter snapbacks in gold next to Lebron James.

Frank Knuckles with Lebron James in a Rare VNTG x Starter Snapback

Frank Knuckles with Lebron James in a Rare VNTG x Starter Snapback

Here’s another shot of Frank and The Roots on the Red Carpet:

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Frank performing on stage alongside Black Thought wearing a Legendary Project Snapback Hat. The Legendary Project is a movement and brand collaboration between Rare Vintage Wear, Philly Hats and Creative Player$.

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A special thanks goes out to Frank Knuckles and the entire Roots crew for supporting Rare Vintage Wear and The Legendary Project! Be sure to stay on the lookout for more exclusive products dropping and more from The Legendary Project.

 

Rare Vintage Wear x Refresh PGH Winter Shoe Expo 2014

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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!

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Rare Vintage Wear Hat selection

Myself, Declan, Steve and Ben at the expo

Myself, Declan, Steve and Ben at the expo

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Hockey jerseys on deck..

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

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Cheeba Cheeba close up on our Starter Cheeba hat

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Plenty of Business cards to go around!

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The homie @instafitch rocking a Cheeba snapback

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

The extremely popular Jacket rack. North Face in the front

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Frank outfitted in a Redwings Jersey & Cheeba hat from RVW

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Rack’s Eye View from the Stage

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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.

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

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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!

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2014 NBA All-Star Jerseys Leak

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Apparently Adidas didn’t get the memo reguarding everyones negative feelings about the sleeved Christmas day jerseys. The fun doesn’t stop there! Check out the 2014 NBA All Star Game uniforms for the Eastern and Western Conference. You’ll quickly notice they take inspiration from the host city New Orleans. Jersey fans like myself wish the NBA would stick to classic designs and move away from the sleeved jersey concept.

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2014 Eastern Conference NBA All Star Jersey

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2014 Western Conference NBA All Star Jersey

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Check out our current selection of vintage NBA merchandise! 

Miami Heat & Brooklyn Nets to Wear Nicknamed Jerseys 1/10

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At least they’re not sleeved jerseys! The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will be sporting their respective nicknames on the back of their uniforms on January 10th. This is the first time we’ve seen nicknames in the NBA since the 70’s when Pistol Pete Maravich and Walter “Bells” Bellamy wore them for the Atlanta Hawks.

Check out the uniforms for the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets below. As you can see Lebron James and Deron Williams went for something simple, while Ray Allen chose to resurrect his character Jesus Shuttlesworth from Spike Lee’s “Het Got Game”.

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Let us know what you think! Also check out our current selection of NBA jerseys and toys!