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Staff Picks: Marleigh

Staff Picks: Marleigh

Need Supply Co. graphic designer Marleigh Culver is a plant whisperer. With a flat filled to the rafters with succulents, palms, banana and rattlesnake plants, she surrounds herself with organic beauty as stimulus for her prolific output. It seems to be working pretty well. Her designs and paintings all reflect her own naturalistic tendencies and […]

Han Kjøbenhavn x Fritz Hansen at Need Supply Co.

Han Kjøbenhavn x Fritz Hansen at Need Supply Co.

In cooperation with Fritz Hansen, Danish fashion brand Han Kjøbenhavn has created an homage to to the beautiful and iconic Grand Prix™ chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957. The result is a contemporary interpretation which, like the original, was created with a focus on craftsmanship, materials, and aesthetic quality. On Friday, August 1 from […]

Staff Picks: Eric

Staff Picks: Eric

Senior Designer Eric Gilkey is a stalwart of the Need Supply Co. creative team. With a razor sharp eye and particularly judicious tastes, Eric works through each assignment in search of the clearest solution, creating systems as elegant as they are visually powerful. A Richmond native, Eric likes to do things his own way. He […]

Style Icon: Dad

Style Icon: Dad

Sartorially speaking, we have much to thank our dads for these days: the resurgence of New Balance, socks with Teva sandals, and perfectly crisp white sneakers. But while “dadcore” is having a serious moment, the life lessons our fathers taught us will never go out of style. So in honor of pops, we gathered snapshots […]

A Short History: Victory in Europe Day

A Short History: Victory in Europe Day

Seventy years can make things disappear into vapor, even the most momentous of events. For those that lived in the 1940’s, the rest of their days were a blessing, a joy of every day being thankful for what actually happened versus what could have happened;  but also anti-climactic because nothing they would ever do or […]

An Ode to Climbing in Mallorca

An Ode to Climbing in Mallorca

How does a blog post about climbing in the Spanish island of Mallorca relate to a men’s and women’s clothing store? It doesn’t. Which is why we’re excited to post it. Believe it or not, we’ve written on climbing in the past. It’s one of those activities (if you will) that we’re pretty fond of. […]

Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Continuing our ongoing narrative of interesting things happening around the world, our very own quasi-expat and former Seoul resident, A.J. Lund, took a quick jump across the Pacific to catch the Seoul Fashion Week in its fourteenth year. While there, she caught up with old friends, mingled with supermodels and K-pop singers, and got a […]

How To:  Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

How To: Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

Today is your lucky day.Why, you ask? Because you will learn how to make one of the best paper airplanes of all time. Step 1. Grab yourself a piece of paper, preferably size A4 or letter. Step 2. Bend the paper over from the corner, so the front of the paper is flush with the left […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Road Trip: NYC

Road Trip: NYC

On New Year’s Eve, friends and coworkers Jason and Marleigh decided to take an impromptu road trip to New York to see some friends and attend our pal Archie’s party. With about an hour’s notice, they packed up and drove to Brooklyn from here in Richmond for a one-night trip full of fun, friends, snacks […]

Staff Picks: New Year’s Resolutions

Staff Picks: New Year’s Resolutions

As we’re gearing up to head out to our respective parties, we can’t help but reflect on what an awesome year 2013 has been, and what we’re looking forward to in the upcoming year. We asked our staff to share their own New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Share yours with us on twitter @needsupply! Molly […]

Holiday Party 2013

Holiday Party 2013

We partied down this week at the annual Need Supply Co. holiday party with our friends at Carytown Bicycle Company. Thanks to Stella’s for the incredible spread, Belle Isle Craft Spirits for the delicious cocktails, and DJ TZA aka Tyler Worley for the sweet party tunes! Party photos by Cameron Charles Lewis

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line, is one of the last remaining shirtmakers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. As part of our Meet the Maker series, Chris Olberding welcomed us behind the lines into Gitman’s Pennsylvania factory and talked to us about the evolution of the brand, what it takes to […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection, by designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, in 2009. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each piece to stand on its own and achieve archival quality. The collection, which Armas describes as authoritative minimalist, is one of our favorites, with clean designs and important details. Last month, Greg […]

Staff Picks: Emi

Staff Picks: Emi

Merchandise Assistant Emi has always admired the fashion industry and knew she wanted to be a part of it. Now, she plays a hand at what goes on our shelves, and gets to scratch her traveling itch a bit while doing so. Emi grew up in Arkansas and moved to Singapore when she was a teenager, […]

Staff Picks: Peter

Staff Picks: Peter

Peter is a Richmond transplant who came to us from Brooklyn, New York as our Creative Project Manager. With a diverse background from Guatemala and the Middle East, he grew up surrounded by his parents’ different cultures and families which led to a love for travel, language, and different cultures. Though he’s been traveling his whole life, Peter’s […]

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Three years ago we were exploring the stores along Abbot Kinney in Venice California, and we stumbled upon a great looking optical store, which turned out to be GLCO. We had heard of Garrett Leight’s eyewear because of an early collaboration that he did. The vibe of the A. Kinney Court store was awesome, and […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection, by designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, in 2009. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each piece to stand on its own and achieve archival quality. Subtlety is paramount and design details are concealed and personal, available only to the wearer. On Friday, November 15, Greg will visit […]

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

We were lucky enough to bring the guys behind Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past, down to good ol’ Richmond, Virginia for the 11th in our Meet the Maker series. We designed custom Gitman shirts during the event, released eight exclusives with the brand, available here, and of […]

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Gitman Brothers Vintage, est. 1978, is an American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of the last remaining shirt makers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. We’re bringing the guys behind the brand down to Richmond for a special Meet the Maker event, complete with […]

Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

We recently held our 10th Meet the Maker event with Steven Alan. He traveled to Richmond, Virginia to introduce his fall collection and meet and chat with an audience of fans from all over. He talked to us about his love for photography, passion for great product, and learning about the fashion industry all before […]

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

West of Marseille was shot by photographer Stella Berkofsky and styled by Carolyn Doolittle in and around the downtown Los Angeles home of Su Wu, and with the help of prop stylist Claire Cottrell. This is our behind-the-scenes view on disposable 35mm film.

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

We recently celebrated the release of the 3rd issue of our in-house biannual print publication Human Being Journal with a gallery show at the esteemed ADA Gallery and an after party at Black Iris. Our friend Constantine Giavos supplied the music while we drank beer from Hardywood Brewery and snacked on a myriad of meats […]

New York to LA

New York to LA

Our merchandising team has been jetting all across the country looking for the best stuff to bring in-store next spring, but not without a few pit stops for a good sandwich, a quick dip in the pool, or to snap a few pictures. This is the disposable film caught along the way.

Interview: Devyn Galindo

Interview: Devyn Galindo

Devyn Galindo is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. Devyn grew up as a nomad, living all over America before settling for a bit in Los Angeles where she also mentors teenagers and works with kids whenever possible. Having been obsessed with taking pictures and the magic of film […]

Human Being Journal Issue 3

Human Being Journal Issue 3

We’re excited to announce the release of the third issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 3 explores a cross-section of subjects bridging fashion, lifestyle, food, design and art. Includes work by contributing photographers Stella Berkofsky, Bene Brandhofer, Piczo, Devyn Galindo, Clement Pascal, Andrew Musson, and Adrien Toubiana, along with 192 pages of: […]

Meet The Maker: Steven Alan Event

Meet The Maker: Steven Alan Event

A few weeks ago, we partied in-store with Steven Alan, the man behind the eponymous clothing line, and had the chance to preview his fall 2013 collection. As part of Meet the Maker, we also developed exclusive products with Steven Alan, available here. For more than 15 years with his showroom and collections, Alan has been […]

Introducing: First Base

Introducing: First Base

First Base began in Bondi Beach and was founded on a love of surf and skate culture and a desire to take things back to basics. First Base is, first and foremost, great basics with a sportswear slant, authentic, understated and slick. First Base is really getting down to the bones, and doing it well. […]

Staff Picks: Giovanna

Staff Picks: Giovanna

Giovanna is our assistant stylist, and helps make everything look superb. She’s got an eye for style, a killer attention to detail, and we don’t know what we’d do without her smiling face and great attitude every day. Get to know our girl Gio a little bit better. How do you describe your personal style? […]

Northern Grade Richmond: September 21st & 22nd

Northern Grade Richmond: September 21st & 22nd

We’re very excited to host the 10th annual Northern Grade traveling market in our hometown this September 21st and 22nd in the iconic Power Plant at Haxall Point. The mobile pop-up showcases American-made menswear and has made recent stops in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Nashville. The event was founded in 2009 by husband […]

Go Explore: Instagram Contest

Go Explore: Instagram Contest

In the spirit of discovery, we hosted an Instagram contest and encouraged everyone to share their travels and adventures with us, near or far. We saw so many inspiring images that made us yearn for travel, and that so thoughtfully captured the spirit of transition, the energy of life in flux, and the power of […]

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

Go Explore: Weekend Road Trip

You don’t have to take an extravagant vacation or jet-set overseas to go explore. Travel and exploration can happen in a day trip, a weekend get-away, or right down the street. All you need is a curious spirit and an adventurous attitude. Last weekend, a couple of friends from our crew took an impromptu road trip a […]

Go Explore

Go Explore

In the spirit of discovery, we’ve collaborated with three of our favorite designers to develop exclusive, limited edition collections for Need Supply Co. perfected for travel, that capture the spirit of transition, the energy of life in flux, and the power of exploration. In addition, we’re hosting an Instagram contest to encourage you to go […]

Staff Picks: Chris V.

Staff Picks: Chris V.

Chris is our resident Frenchie that recently moved from our sales floor to the office as our new Men’s Merchandise Assistant. He’s a world traveler, a super stylish dude that knows how to pull off double denim, and has been mistaken for Ryan Gosling on more than one occasion. You may have even seen his […]

Travel Light: Gabriel’s Edit

Travel Light: Gabriel’s Edit

Whether you are staging an impromptu escape or a well-planned weekend getaway, efficient packing is the key to traveling in comfort and ease. To assist you in your journeys, we’ve hand selected a weekend’s worth of versatile looks to fit perfectly in your carry on luggage. Creative Director Gabriel Ricioppo is no stranger to airports […]

Travel Light: Krystle’s Edit

Travel Light: Krystle’s Edit

Whether you are staging an impromptu escape or a well-planned weekend getaway, efficient packing is the key to traveling in comfort and ease. To assist you in your journeys, we’ve hand selected a weekend’s worth of versatile looks to fit perfectly in your carry on luggage. Our women’s buyer Krystle Kemp is a seasoned traveler […]

Northern Grade RVA

Northern Grade RVA

Northern Grade is a menswear market for the very best American-manufactured goods. The pop-up market has visited Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, and we are proud to now bring it here to Richmond, Virginia. Mark your calendars for Northern Grade RVA, September 21 + 22, 2013. Northern Grade was founded in 2009 […]

Staff Picks: Olivia

Staff Picks: Olivia

Visual Merchandiser Olivia keeps our store looking fresh and keeps us all in line in the meantime. A North Carolina native, she’s a fiery pisces that’s not afraid to show her Southern roots once in a while. We caught up with Olivia to ask her a few very important questions.

Summer Reads

Summer Reads

The most important things to remember when you head off to the beach this summer are sunscreen, sweet sandcastle building skills, and a good book or two. We asked around the office for some suggestions and favorite beach reads – some are new to us, and some get re-read every summer.

Staff Picks: Ian

Staff Picks: Ian

Ian works in our shipping department, DJs in his spare time, and also acts as our team’s resident shaman. He’s got a truly unique take on style and on life in general, is the most laid back guy in the office, and we think Ian is someone that everyone should know. We asked him some […]

Style Icon: Dads

Style Icon: Dads

Your dad may not be perfect. Maybe he gave you a black eye while playing catch in the backyard or let you try your first sip of beer far before you could ever appreciate it. But, we’re sure he did it out of love, and most likely looked super sweet while doing so. You’ve heard […]

Interview: Ryan Plett

Interview: Ryan Plett

Ryan Plett is a photographer and entrepreneur based in New York City. You may know him from You Have Broken the Internet, TravelWell, or his most recent pursuit, #CURRENTLY. We teamed up with Ryan, who shot the lookbook Nowhere Fast in Brooklyn, New York, featuring Leebo Freeman and styled by Carolyn Doolittle. Can you introduce […]

The Cookout Collection

The Cookout Collection

Need Supply Co. and New England Shirt Co. are proud to present The Cookout Collection, a small collection of lightweight summer shirts, perfect for grilling out. The three exclusive short-sleeved button ups feature contrast prints, breathable materials, and names taken from some our favorite oyster varieties. Shop The Cookout Collection here.

Warby Parker: Interview and Launch Party

Warby Parker: Interview and Launch Party

Early this month, we launched the tenth Warby Parker showroom in the country right here in our store in Richmond, Virginia. The entire Warby Parker collection is now available to try on a purchase with prescription or non-prescription lenses. Warby Parker was founded in 2012 by four friends and business school grads, David Gilboa, Neil […]

Elise’s Summer Style Picks

Elise’s Summer Style Picks

I’ve got summer weather (and wardrobe) on the brain, and am having too much fun gathering outfit ideas for any possible summery occasion.

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

Human Being Journal: Issue 2 Launch

To celebrate the release of Issue 2 of our in-house publication Human Being Journal, we packed up and traveled from Richmond, Virginia to New York City and invited all of our friends and family to party with us. Special thanks to Space LES for hosting us, DJ Lucas Walters for playing the jams, Heineken for providing […]

Interview: Harper Smith

Interview: Harper Smith

If you can’t actually transport yourself to California at this very moment, Harper Smith’s photography is the next best thing. Her dreamy California-scapes are at once romantic, nostalgic, poetic, and still gritty and grimey. Hailing from the dusty midwest, Harper studied photojournalism and went on to photograph some of the biggest names in music, including […]