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VIDEO: Banksy sells his art on the street for $60 a pop – and we all missed it!

This past weekend graffiti artist/prankster/statement maker Banksy pulled another one of his stunts by selling his art on the street for a mere $60 a pop. He brought in an older man to play the street vendor, set up shop with 100% authentic pieces on display – and documented the one day sale on video. Watch it all happen in the clip above as much of the prices get haggled by customers, many of them unfamiliar with Banksy’s work obviously, as one man put it “I just need something for the walls.” Perhaps this is art being appreciated in the purest form, without hype or expectations, but don’t we all feel dumb for missing this one.

UBIQ The World Over: August trip to NYC

Last week, UBIQ made its way up to NYC for the day to visit with some of our favorite vendors and shops. It’s always nice to pop out of Philly once and a while and see all the innovation and creativity that New York City has to offer. Take a closer look as UBIQ buyer/brand manager Paul Lee and I tour the city, traveling up and down Manhattan, stopping in at the Asics Showroom, Stussy NYC, Vans x DQM General Store, Reed Space, and many more exciting places on this rainy day in NYC for this UBIQ The World Over feature.
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Agenda NY 2013 Recap

As many of our brand friends make their way to Long Beach for the West Coast Agenda tradeshow, here’s a brief look at who actually attends these things. Sure, there are buyers and sales reps taking orders, creative directors and store owners talking potential collabs or the next pop-up shop, but also marketing directors looking for “inspiration”, media bloggers prepping their upcoming season editorials, the occasional cool kid who would rather been seen than see anything being shown, and of course crashers/groupies/interns hoping to catch glimpses of street wear’s future (and maybe Future). Despite the casual hangout atmosphere, real business ventures do take place at tradeshows like Agenda, and a few industry heads drop some sound advice.
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