When is hitting the shops ever a bad idea? (Never, fyi). When it’s the beginning of the month, the arrival of pay day means that it’d actually be rude not to; and even at the end of the month when our bank accounts are begging us to reconsider, it’s probably going to happen anyway, right?
But rather than doing the rounds of the same five high street shops on loop, get acquainted with Crywolf, the exciting new retail concept revamping the way we way we discover brands and spend our £££.
Dedicated to championing new talent, emerging designers and artists, and hosted by Leeds retail space BLK BX (on the corner of Albion Street and part of Leeds Trinity), Crywolf will present garms from lesser-known street style labels to more established brands, all rotating over the three-month period to keep it fresh. On offer? Steals from buzzy labels including Katharine Hamnett (you know, “CHOOSE LIFE”), Oliver’s Archive (vintage designer steals from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi etc), Mathew Miller and Undercoat just to name a few. Oh, and also Spring 19 issues of Wonderland, Rollacoaster and Man About Town (order online here).
The revolutionary concept launched last night in Leeds with bevs a-flowing, live performances and DJs. Plus, it’s not just clothes, the space will also be host to brand launches, performances, events and panel discussions – and don’t miss the accompanying online platform so you can shop from the comfort of your sofa, and check out curated content, from fashion to current affairs.
“Being able to sit amongst these thriving emerging brands as well as highly established designer labels is really something special, it’s a collective growth,” explains Oliver Purnell of Oliver’s Archive.
Crywolf will run from 18 April – 1 July 2019. Find out more here.