Silver Spoon store. The original is in Berkeley ,(the real emporium) a true bazaar, a dynamic and fluid retail experience, one that has fundamentally the same shape every day, but varies in the details.
Some of the primo items get shown on the store’s Instagram, but there are some items at theonline store. Things move too fast for that.
That’s because Silver Spoon is a place to both buy and sell (and trade, too). Along the back wall is the selling/trade counter. All day long, young men — they are almost all men, as these things go — walk in with bales of sneakers and shirts, flipping for cash coveted items they’ve just bought or pieces that have been sitting in their closet for years.
Then, with little fanfare, those items are placed out for sale. (Nothing here is sold on consignment.)
The clothes are arranged loosely by designer (Supreme, mostly, but also Palace, BAPE, Off-White and others) and, within that, by color. Beyond that, try your luck.
There are never-worn $300 shirts tossed in among $40 ones that have been through a few wears and washes, items released this week mixed in with pieces from a decade ago.
I was happy to find — and take home — a worn-in but not worn-out T-shirt from the first Supreme collaboration with Public Enemy, from 2006 ($200). You could buy Supreme shirts featuring Sade, Madonna and Raekwon & Ghostface Killah (that one running $750).
Nothing is in plastic. Even the items marked deadstock have been handled by any number of shoppers perusing the racks. It reflects an understanding of clothing as a tactile, democratic experience, not an investment strategy.
To really navigate the store expertly requires a working knowledge of an ever-changing landscape And there is a respectable amount of vintage here.
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