Founded in: 1989
Headquarters (HQ): Los Angeles, USA
Keepin' you fly since 1989
Born out of the desire to have a place to showcase what the local community of kids were up to with music, art and fashion, as well as being a bridge to unique items from various parts of the world, Union first opened its doors in NYC back in 1989 on Spring Street in Soho. In short, it was the store that represented the fashion side of New York City’s youth and counter culture.
The Los Angeles shop followed soon after when Eddie Cruz (one of three original owners) decided to move west. Maintaining the same principles as the New York shop, Union LA embraced the creativity of fresh designers within the city and continued the hunt for cool shit coming out of countries like Japan and the UK.
Over 20 years later, Union continues to bring its customers a curated selection of up and coming designers mixed with off-the-beaten-path high-end brands from all over the globe. Union’s concept is simple (and we have stuck with it since day one): buy brands that we will wear ourselves and clothes that walk the line between fashion and function, avoiding the ‘costumey’ side of fashion by offering classics with a twist.
The LA shop is now the only remaining door and is currently owned and operated by Chris Gibbs, who worked at the original NYC shop as a young’un.
Come through and check for yourselves.