Brand of the Week: Streetwear Institution Union LA’s In-House Label
Each week, we take some time to highlight one of our favorite brands. After featuring Japanese techwear label Teton Bros, this week we’ve decided to shine a light on store-turned-brand Union LA.
If you’re passionate about streetwear, you’ll surely have heard of Union LA, a streetwear institution. It first opened its doors in New York in 1989 under the ownership of Mary Ann Fusco and James Jebbia (you know, that dude who founded Supreme a while later), before opening an LA location in 1991. Current owner Chris Gibbs bought the LA store in 2008 after managing it for over a decade, and describes it as “the first streetwear store ever.”