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Mr. Throwback Brings Nintendo, Acid-Wash Jeans to Ninth Street

IMG_1371Suzanne Rozdeba Michael Spitz

Yes, that’s Michael Jordan posting up on East Ninth Street.

He’s part of the display window at Mr. Throwback, a “funky little crazy store in the East Village” that may soft-open tomorrow, according to its owner.

Michael Spitz, a 30-year-old Murray Hill resident with a background in sports management, said his shop at 428 East Ninth Street is inspired by his childhood in Bellmore, Long Island.

In January, he began peddling some of his old clothing, which he had been selling online, at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, and then at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn.

At the storefront, between First Avenue and Avenue A, he’ll sell vintage Starter jackets, acid-wash Levis jeans, concert tees, army jackets, and vintage toys and video games. Read more…

Street Style | Summer of Ray Bans

Street Style: Retro Sunglasses from Jennifer Puleio on Vimeo.

Whether you’re outside on a bright afternoon, or dodging sun showers, one of the most unavoidable trends this summer are fifties-inspired sunglasses. We caught up with people in the East Village who were sporting bold and colorful prints, or keeping it classic and neutral. Either way, they were making a spot-on fashion statement.