Category: Product

Sun-Ready Skincare

Sun-Ready Skincare

Style rule #1: protect your assets. Chief among those assets is, of course, your skin, which needs an extra dose of help in the sunny months. Now that summer is upon us, we’ve gathered some of the best, most conscientious products to help prepare and protect you before, during and after a good time in the sunshine. Pre-Sun […]

Introducing: Barena Venezia

Introducing: Barena Venezia

Of all the regions in the world shaped by impossible geography, the fertile lagoon surrounding Venice on Italy’s upper Adriatic coast is probably the most unique. It is the home of Titian and Vivaldi, and from the labyrinthine streets of Venice to its outer banks, it has long been home to a way of life entirely its […]

A.P.C.: A Brief History

A.P.C.: A Brief History

They’ve become three of the most iconic letters in contemporary fashion: A.P.C. Founded by Tunisian-born designer Jean Touitou, the revered fashion house, whose name stands for Atelier de Production et de Création, has spent the last several decades mastering the art of being invisible. While Touitou is known for his hot temper and bombast, the brand’s muted […]

Introducing: Anne Thomas

Introducing: Anne Thomas

When it comes to women’s fashion, the word “elegance” has become shorthand for lazy writers to describe dainty aesthetics that they’d rather not mull over. But every once in a while, a line comes along that’s truly deserving of the descriptor. When it comes to the work of Lyonnaise accessory designer Anne Thomas, there’s not […]

Introducing: Wal & Pai

Introducing: Wal & Pai

Wal & Pai is a brand new Made in Los Angeles footwear label founded by Harel Waldman and Hsuan Pai that we’re happy to welcome to Need Supply Co. this spring. The two had worked across the spectrum of the shoe industry and, not satisfied with what they saw being made, teamed up to build a […]

Adidas: A Brief History

Adidas: A Brief History

The Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach just northeast of Nuremburg is home to one of the bitterest rivalries in all of sports, in all of fashion and in all of shoedom. Brothers Adolph and Rudolf Dassler were born and raised there, and after fighting in WWI the two joined forces to make some rather fine athletic footwear. They […]

Introducing: Mads Nørgaard

Introducing: Mads Nørgaard

The name Nørgaard has long been synonymous with a sort of proprietary Copenhagen fashion. The concept store Nørgaard paa Strøget was opened in the late 1950s by Jørgen Nørgaard and became known far and wide for its offbeat style and its signature 101 T-shirt, a design that has become as quintessentially Danish as anything by […]

Introducing: Proper Gang

Introducing: Proper Gang

We’re happy to welcome Proper Gang to Need Supply Co. for the first time this season. Defined by its box fits and high-crop hemlines, it is fully contemporary street wear grounded in a sense of tradition and longevity. Designed by Max Vanderwoude Gross, the brand’s official line is that “Our work is informed by the hustlers, intellectuals, weirdos, […]

Introducing: RMS Beauty

Introducing: RMS Beauty

Rose-Marie Swift is beyond celebrity. She’s a venerable fashion mainstay. The foundational voice of cosmetics within the industry, she’s a crusader for all things clean and natural. She’s worked with everyone from Calvin Klein to Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, The Gap, Milla Jovovich and Hedi Slimane. But after so many years in the fashion and make-up […]

Introducing: Chiyome

Introducing: Chiyome

We like brands that go out of their way to produce in a transparent, equitable way — even more so when they keep production near design. We like brands whose design sensibility is driven by real perspective on art, functionality and culture. And we like brands that somehow manage to truly differentiate themselves in an endless of […]

Fragrances with Na Nin

Fragrances with Na Nin

Under her studio monicker Na Nin, Virginia native Kate Jennings creates handmade perfumes and candles inspired by nostalgia and the evocative smells of the past. Starting first with a collection of carefully curated vintage goods and clothing, Kate has built Na Nin into a name recognized in Richmond and throughout the country for fragrances and […]

The Boot Care Guide

The Boot Care Guide

Boots are made to be worn. To be worked into the ground. To be stepped on. Twisted up. Scuffed. But they’re also meant to be taken care of. Whether you’re looking to prevent future damage, apply regular maintenance, or trying to bring a lived-in pair back up to snuff, our boot guide is here to […]

Introducing: McKinlays of Dunedin

Introducing: McKinlays of Dunedin

Some people just know what they like. For the McKinlays, it was (and still is) Dunedin, New Zealand, a city nestled in the Otago harbor, known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and rich cultural history. Robert McKinlay first established the shoe company’s operations there way back in 1879 and, well, just never left. Now, still thriving […]

It’s Time You Learned About Watches

It’s Time You Learned About Watches

If you came of age in the era of diamond encrusted behemoths, you could be forgiven for a lack of horological knowledge. Your phone, your microwave, your car stereo and that huge LED sign you drive past on your way to work are all in collusion to subvert the traditional wristwatch.  Horlogerie, or the art of […]

Introducing: Shockoe Denim

Introducing: Shockoe Denim

Shockoe Denim is a family affair. Founder Anthony Lupesco started the company in Richmond, VA in 2012 to honor the craft of his father, Pierre. For over 40 years, Pierre Lupesco had established manufacturing operations for luxury menswear brands like Isaia and Belvest. So when Anthony approached him about making jeans, Pierre replied, “I only […]

Introducing: Doug Johnston

Introducing: Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston thinks at every scale. With an education in architecture and a body of work that spans installation, fiber, and performance art, sculpture, design, architecture, and music, the Brooklyn-based polymath creates multimedia pieces that could just as easily be set on a bookshelf as they could be lived in as a temporary sitting room. […]

Introducing: Dress Up

Introducing: Dress Up

Dress up. It’s a simple imperative, but set against the striking creations of Melbourne-based designer Stephanie Downey, it becomes an call to action for fashion as a means of emotional expression. For 8 years now, the Australian brand has been making waves with season after season of restrained elegance. Combining subtle yet considered details with […]

Introducing: Andersen-Andersen

Introducing: Andersen-Andersen

The idea that we should try to stick to the old adage, ‘do one thing, do it well,’ seems to be in the ether quite a bit lately. What with nonexistent attention spans and pressure to be jacks-of-all-trades, it has become clear that some decluttering and pairing down might lead to an uptick in happiness. So it was […]

Introducing: Alpha Industries

Introducing: Alpha Industries

Fashion, the familiar adage holds, follows conflict. The functional necessities of wartime have given birth to countless styles: desert boots, khaki trousers, the trench coat, aviator sunglasses, Woolrich blankets, and raglan sleeves. So it follows that as the nature of 21st century military engagement shifts from feet on the ground to an altogether less direct, […]

P.A.M

P.A.M

If you like Metahaven and read Murakami, slick Melbourne label P.A.M (Perks and Mini, or really, whatever you want it to stand for) was made for you. We carried the line back in the day, and are very happy to welcome them back to the store. Their pieces are cerebral, textural and choc-full of unexpected details […]

Introducing: Ahlem

Introducing: Ahlem

It goes without saying that we’re fans of everything in our store. But every so often, we come across a new label with some X factor that makes us weak in the knees. Ahlem’s got it in spades, thanks to stunning product and the moxie of its founder, Ahlem Manai-Platt. Ahlem is a gregarious and lovely française who’s […]

The Combat Boot

The Combat Boot

Change was a-brewing in 1960s England, as the country lurched out of its postwar industrial roar into an uncertain modernity of information and ideas. Social tensions in cities rose as the country at large grappled with immigration, integration, slow growth and a post-imperial identity crisis in equal measures. It was today’s design and financial powerhouse in […]

Tartan Truce

Tartan Truce

Few patterns carry as much weight as the illustrious old tartan. Synonymous with the Gaelic culture of Scotland, it has over time come to symbolise many facets of that nation, from its stark, harsh setting, to its regional divisions, its music, and even acts as a sort of shorthand for its national identity. Tartan-wrapped bagpipes […]

Staff Picks: Ryan

Staff Picks: Ryan

Need Supply Co. Men’s Buyer, Ryan Towns, helps keep us looking sharp. He spends a good amount of time on trains and planes travelling to shows and fairs in search of new brands, ideas and unexpected trends. He certainly knows his stitches from his knits, but is most importantly a master of the edit, wading […]

Introducing: Eytys

Introducing: Eytys

Nobody makes apparent simplicity look as good as the Swedes. The most basic, elemental and utilitarian forms, from rugged, upright old Volvo wagons to raw denim jeans—forms that in the wrong hands might look skimpy or mundane—can be made special by a dose of Swedish sensibility. Sneaker brand Eytys, which launched last year in Stockholm, […]

Introducing: PB 0110

Introducing: PB 0110

PB 0110 is a relative newcomer to the handbag world, having shipped its first collections just over a year ago. But the eponymous “PB” behind the brand, Phillipp Bree, spent years learning the tricks of the trade at his family’s business, German handbag mainstay, BREE. Compared to its forebear, PB 0110 is altogether finer, quieter and […]

Introducing: Fanmail

Introducing: Fanmail

Long gone are the days that sustainable style meant either crunchy burlap or shrewd rummaging through charity shop discount bins. The convergence of demand for lower-impact apparel and modern textile technology has meant that better synthetics and conscientiously-sourced organics have made real marketplace progress over the past few seasons. Still, the spectre of hollow greenwashing […]

Introducing: Wolfgar Handmade

Introducing: Wolfgar Handmade

Wolfgar Handmade was created almost by accident. Founded in 2012 by Joseph Wolfgar Coleman, the semi-eponymous, Jacksonville-based line was created from the scrap wood left over from the renovation of a 1916 craftsman-style house. “Curiosity led me to see what I could make from this hodgepodge of leftover materials,” Coleman says. “The end result was […]

Introducing: Alex Mill

Introducing: Alex Mill

Mass production has long meant mass-indifference, as we’re generally left to fit generic, modular objects into the fine contours of our lives. But we run the opposite direction, and so are always happy to find headstrong, do-it-your-own-way types in blazing a better path where none existed before. Alex Mill is just such a company. Founded […]

The In Between: Culottes

The In Between: Culottes

It’s time again for the perennial in-between. When summer’s not quite gone and autumn’s not quite here. When layers are gained and shed throughout the day. When the search begins for the perfect transition pieces to carry you through both. Well, look no further than the culotte. It’s a far cry from the constrictive knee-length […]

Introducing: Spalwart

Introducing: Spalwart

If it ain’t broke, run with it. Or so says standout shoe label, Spalwart. Built by a group of rather romantic Swedes, the brand has made a winning game out of producing shoes in otherwise outdated factories around Europe – on all-original equipment. While a few of their models are faithful reproductions of mid-century designs, […]

Introducing: Mociun

Introducing: Mociun

With a background in textiles and a penchant for Bauhaus-inspired design principles, Caitlin Mociun’s line of accessories is informed by an ahistorical use of textile and pattern traditions. She explores new technologies in order to create environmentally healthy products, too. We talked to Ms. Mociun about how she got into handmade jewelry and what’s next on her […]

Introducing: Jasmin Shokrian

Introducing: Jasmin Shokrian

No matter how perfect and clear early summer is in the South (where we’re at), it always undoubtedly evolves into oppressive heat and swampy humidity. It is these times that our minds turn to Los Angeles, the land land of milk and honey (and clear sunshine and endless juice bar options). Los Angeles-based designer Jasmin Shokrian […]

Introducing: Yuvi

Introducing: Yuvi

The eponymous line of celebrated jewelry designer Yuvi Alpert, Yuvi is a line of finely crafted, easy to wear wrist jewelry. Crafted from materials sourced from around the globe, each piece is hand crafted for a refined take on everyday minimalism. We talked to Yuvi about his early inspirations and how simple details can add […]

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Sun Buddies is a new sunglasses line from the masterminds behind the Swedish-based fashion label and retail store Très Bien. Brothers Simon and Hannes Hogeman created the vintage-inspired and handmade frames in homage to classic 1960’s cinema. We talked to them about the staying power of Prada, Swedish sunshine, and what’s next for their line. […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

We recently hosted our 13th Meet the Maker event in our Richmond, VA store with Los Angeles-based handbag designer Clare Vivier.  In commemoration, we went behind the scenes in her bustling Silver Lake studio and discussed her connections to France and the beginnings of her brand. We enjoyed a Parisian-inspired playlist, custom cocktails by our friends […]

Introducing: Haerfest

Introducing: Haerfest

Haerfest (pronounced harvest) is a New York-based bag company created by brothers Daniel and Tim Joo.  Not satisfied with the overly detailed and sporty backpacks on the market, they gave it an elevated redesign and created day bags that seamlessly transition into night with ease. We talked to Daniel and Tim about sibling collaboration and […]

Introducing: Dana Lee

Introducing: Dana Lee

Canadian-born designer Dana Lee launched her ultra-wearable eponymous menswear label in 2009. Season after season she has created effortlessly cool collections rooted in simplicity, a sense of ease, and an informed and inspired color palette. We talked to Dana about her start in menswear, who she envisions as her customer, and the idosyncratic inspirations for her current […]

Introducing: Building Block

Introducing: Building Block

Los Angeles-based sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu  founded multi-media design project Building Block in 2011 with the intent of returning to square one. Their pared down approach to design somehow melds utilitarianism and an unconventional take on luxury, resulting in a collection of highly covetable bags and leather accessories. We talked to Kimberly and Nancy […]

Introducing: Kaarem

Introducing: Kaarem

Emerging label Kaarem is a collaboration between four friends: Chuong, Brian, Ben, and Kathy. They share roots in Vietnam and strong ties to California and New York, where they live and work on their beautifully minimal line. We talked to them about their use of traditional Vietnamese hand-stitched details and the earthy inspiration behind their […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Spring signifies many things: new beginnings, renewal, and for us it’s when we kick off our Meet the Maker event series, where we invite some of our favorite designers down to Richmond to learn the stories behind the brands. For the first event of 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that Clare Vivier will be joining […]

Introducing: Raf Simons x Fred Perry SS14 Collection

Introducing: Raf Simons x Fred Perry SS14 Collection

We’re proud to introduce the SS14 Raf Simons x Fred Perry Collection, which marks the 9th time the 62-year-old British heritage brand has paired with Belgian designer Raf Simons. The full collection consists of 29 pieces showcasing check designs, fade-out ginghams, and floral patterns applied to the iconic Fred Perry polo. Despite seeming like an […]

Introducing: 6397

Introducing: 6397

6397 is a ready-to-wear in-house collective project from The News showroom, in response to the needs of the modern woman. With an effortless style and boyish spirit, the line is made up of essential pieces that are understated and minimal, and free of decoration and unnecessary detail. We got the inside scoop on how the […]

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Since her eponymous line’s inception, Shaina Mote has been striving towards bringing a timeless, regenerative quality into her work. By aligning clever detailing and subtle cues for versatility within her design, the line offers conversational pieces that are created to evolve with the wearer through the years. In all, the brand reflects the laid back […]

Introducing: Bandelier

Introducing: Bandelier

Bandelier is a Los Angeles based accessories line rooted in traditional craft and culture. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, and though they make a statement, are exceptionally easy to wear. Intrigued by the brand’s artistic vision and loyalty to time-honored techniques, we chatted with Andria, the artist herself, to find out more. photo […]

Staff Picks: Rachel W.

Staff Picks: Rachel W.

We can always count on store employee Rachel to show up anywhere, anytime in the craziest outfit, start a dance party, and have more fun than anyone else in the room. We love her adventurous style and attitude, and asked her about a few of her favorite things. How do you describe your personal style? […]

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné was founded in 2002 by architect Masaya Kuroko and Daft Punk’s artistic director Gildas Loaëc. The Maison Kitsuné lines combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a distinctively Parisian sensibility. This season, Kitsuné takes inspiration from New York’s “New Wave” of young creatives, artists and musicians. The collection reinterprets and […]

Introducing: Datter Industries

Introducing: Datter Industries

Kaye Blegvad, the ultra-cool, multitalented, and whip-smart lady behind Datter Industries describes herself as a maker of things, a title perfectly fitted for her sea of talents and forever-long list of ongoing artistic projects. Datter, meaning ‘daughter’ in Danish as well as a fusion of the words data and matter, is Kaye’s quirky and a […]

Introducing: Stutterheim

Introducing: Stutterheim

Inspired by his grandfather’s old, weather-beaten raincoat found in a barn, Alexander Stutterheim created Stutterheim Raincoats with the same durability, practicality, craftsmanship and great attention to materials and detail in mind. As many things do, the brand was initially born out of necessity. Stutterheim, not being able to find a high-quality and good-looking raincoat, set […]

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Draught Dry Goods is a creative platform with a working philosophy of balancing efficiency and effectiveness. While emphasizing sustainable practices and quality craftsmanship, Draight is passionate about sewing and leather working, and hope that there is evidence of this in each stitch and rivet. With an intent to make smart, beautiful things, with materials and […]