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 [...]
In the spring of 2011 two local Richmond Creatives, Josh Epperson & Johnny Hugel, began brainstorming around a problem that they had been enountering throughout their various projects: What more could be done to bring the enthusiastic and creative producers and supporters of Richmond together under one roof, and unite them under a common goal. [...]
Just because we sell a fair share of collared shirts doesn’t mean we don’t keep our eye on the adventure world – and the adventure world is certainly a world that you need to keep an eye on. Backflipping dirt bikes is old news, whenever you turn to the television or internet, it seems someone [...]
For our native Richmond art lovers, Chihuly has come and gone at the newly renovated Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. But the VMFA isn’t stopping there. As they continue to bring outstanding exhibits to our great city, they give us the gift of the late American painter, Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004). Wesselman is greatly recognized as [...]
Last week, we partied in the store with the arrival of Topshop Unique S/S 2013, and if you didn’t make it, you missed out on great food, great music, great clothes and a great time. Event photos by Will Godwin
At the end of the week, my time posting for Need Supply will come to an end, but hopefully you’ve learned something about Sweden and its neighbors this month—I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my favorite things so far about this part of the world. If you happen to live in Richmond, there will be an exhibition [...]
Last Friday, the 9th installment of our Meet the Maker series brought brothers Raan and Shea Parton, founders of Apolis, and their traveling Nomad Market installation here to Richmond, Virginia. The Apolis Nomad Market is a traveling installation that presents product collection, stories, and films from Apolis Global. The Nomad Market opened in our brick and [...]
It’s literally impossible to just listen to once. As of now, I’ve replayed “Will You Love Me“, the new video from Richmond’s Matthew E. White, more than six times, and that number will probably grow even more. A nearly perfect combination of soul, gospel, and harmony is met with beautiful Richmond cinematography that reminds you of [...]
Kendra Feather is a Richmond legend. So when local publication Style Weekly profiled her and her army of Richmond hot spots, we couldn’t help but share. Kendra first opened the dimly-lit basement bar and restaurant that became a hip hangout spot in 1998, and has since brought us two more of the city’s best restaurants, [...]
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have our good friend Karl of Rogue Territory fly in from L.A. for the sixth installment of our Meet The Maker series. At the shop, Karl released two items exclusive to Need Supply Co., the Drake Camo Ar-G Trouser and work shirt. Amongst the festivities, we sat [...]
Shop Class is a five-session mashup of innovative thinkers, doers and curious bystanders. It’s designed to showcase Richmond’s creative best and push new thinking by blurring the lines between creator and creative minded. Shop Class is organized and hosted by Peter Fraser, Ansel Olson, John Sarvay, Lauren Boynton and Lauren Stewart in the historic Marvin [...]
A couple of weeks ago, we opened up the store to a first come, first serve table tennis championship. Out of 16 contestants and a hungry crowd, Richmond’s Markalo Prousalis took the gold: a $250 gift card to the store and a year of fame. Mark wasn’t even supposed to play. His brother was originally set [...]
If you make it back alive from GWAR-B-Q this Saturday and still have the energy to party, head over to The Camel for Joyce Manor, Max Levine, Hold Tight!, and Springtime. Hailing from Long Beach, California is Joyce Manor, a four man team made up of Barry, Chase, Kurt, and Matt. We’re not sure why they’re [...]
In honor of the Olympics and the beauty of competition, we’re having a little tournament next Thursday with big prizes and bragging rights for a year. On Thursday, August 16th, Need Supply Co. presents the first annual Richmond Table Tennis Championship held in the store. We’ll be clearing the floor out for a one-on-one co-ed [...]
If Christian knew that we were going to do a little write up on him, he’d probably roll his eyes and say, “Please don’t.” But we’re going to do it anyway. Christian shoots photos because he’s around more gnarly shit than half of us ever do in our lifetime. It’s in his blood. Lucky enough, [...]
Our dearest Rachel of Academy Jewelry recently paired up with New York’s Of A Kind for a limited release of French Blue pieces. With the collaboration came an insider’s look to our lovely home city of Richmond, VA. Rachel covers all the essentials for a day trip to Richmond: coffee, shopping, museums, downtime, and of course, [...]
One of Richmond’s best independent motorcycle shops will be celebrating their 13th year anniversary party this weekend. Velocity Vintage Motorcycles has been a long time staple on Richmond’s Boulevard with large glass windows and and array of dream cycles lined outside their door. Their new location sits just east of their old one, in a more efficient [...]
If you’ve ever been to Richmond, Virginia, you quickly realize that Virginia Commonwealth University is the heart and soul of downtown. Its size and population allow life, creativity, and energy to circulate into the city. Even though the university is home to a nationally renowned art school, there still lacks a common space to express this. Besides the VMFA, located [...]
Last year, MSNBC rated Richmond, Virginia as the third most tattooed city in America. Besides cobblestones and cigarette butts, our streets average about 14.5 tattoo shops per 100,000 people. This city also has incredible weather, tons of friends, sturdy front porches, and a lively river that runs through the heart of it. These are just [...]
A few weekends ago, we started off our Meet The Maker series with Billy Moore of Cause and Effect and Ashley James of Ruell and Ray. Billy and Ashley made an in-store appearance and demonstrated their craft and knowledge to anyone who cared to see. Over the course of the weekend, we took Billy down to [...]
Robert Nolley is an articulate man of leisure and currently, limping. He is soft spoken, honest, and will make you laugh in an instant. While he waits for an injury to heal, we caught up with him to find out what he loves about this city and what keeps him going through the winter. You [...]
The schoolboy satchel has been one of our favorite pieces from Pennsylvania’s BILLYKIRK, since we started carrying their product. Much of the company’s understated collection of leather goods are handcrafted by a small group of Amish leather workers in rural Pennsylvania. Their timeless pieces are designed with old school attention to detail and an eye for [...]
There’s really nothing like sitting around a roaring campfire in the middle of nowhere with a few of your close friends. That ring of warmth around the fire attracts everything from cold toes and damp socks to amazing stories and pinch of solitude. Toss in a warm thermos of dark roast coffee and that night [...]
A long time ago, a time during warm weather and lush trees, a time where skirts and tank tops were everywhere, we were on a bike ride through Richmond. It was on this bike ride when (for no apparent reason) we recaptured the many reasons why we love cycling so much. The next day we [...]
Our good friend, Mr. Plett, of You Have Broken the Internet, came down to Richmond, Virginia for a little fall visit this past weekend. He just put up some photos of his travel to the city of brick and beer. If you haven’t had the chance to visit Ryan’s TravelWell blog yet, then let a [...]
A couple of weeks ago our good friend Victor of Raleigh Denim drove a few hours north to see us here in Richmond and introduce the women’s line of RD. The women’s line continues with the same mission and integrity of Raleigh Denim. Jeans made by hand, sewn with traditional machines, made with local White Oak Cone [...]
We’ve always got small little side projects going on. It’s these side projects that keep moving forward and open to new ideas. Whether it’s creating a pair of trousers that we’re proud enough to put our name on or serving BBQ and sweet tea on a Thursday night, just because – we’re a fan of [...]
This year marked the graduation of Best Friends Day. For the 10th year running, the Richmond, Virginia tradition has brought out thousands of people under one giant roof of friendship. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect – sunny and 9o degrees with names such as Strike Anywhere, Zero Boys, No BS Brass Band, Big [...]
Our good friends over at The Blaaahg sat down with Aime Cunningham of Thief & Bandit, one of our frist local vendors. It’s nice to see the progress and growth of such a great local company making an extraordinary product, right here in Richmond. Not to mention seeing how cute baby Wolfgang is.
With all of that new skin showing, why not give it something to look forward to besides the sun. New jewelry from Tom Tom, As Is, MRD74, Lillian Crowe, K/LLER COLLECTION, Garnett Jewelry and more.
Our friend Lauren just handed over an amazing collection of vintage yearbook pictures from her mom’s Douglas Freeman High School yearbook from 1971. It’s an amazing piece of history with priceless photographs of Richmond in the 70′s. Some true inspiration, especially for the gents.
Won Our Photo, pronounced [One-Hour-Photo] is a side project that our friends over at The Blaaahg have been running for some time. They’ve just posted over five rolls of disposables from the past few weeks, including a road trip to Denver. If you want to kill some time, check them out.
At the end of this month, the Hat Factory is going to get really, really packed. Richmond’s own Audio Ammo teams up with Steve Aoki on March 30th. May we suggest getting in line now?
If you’re one of our Richmond readers, then you’ll really appreciate this. If you’re not, then it will make you appreciate Richmond even more than you probably already do. Satan Since 2003 is the latest film/documentary project of Emmy Award-winning documentarian Carlos Puga (True Life, MTV). It follows the fumes of Hell’s Satans riders Pat, [...]
Children of the sixties and seventies may remember Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Over the course of a 17-day motorcycle trip across the northern United States, Pirsig’s narrator uses the relationship between man and bike to reflect on technology and reason. “The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the [...]
I’ve known this gnarly little dude for sometime now. From his video part in What We Do is Secret to his two wheeled creations, he’s definitely made a name for himself in Richmond and beyond. Andrew Schrock, aka “Hippie” can shred your face off while fixing the moped that you just bought and have no [...]