L at Bedford Ave.; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
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Neighborhood skater kids and hip-hop hipsters rub shoulders at this Williamsburg skate-shop-cum-boutique. Fashion-forward apparel like Toms’ burlap slip-ons and slim-fitting lumberjack-plaid pants mixes with a small but smartly chosen selection of boards, trucks, bearings, and wheels by makers like Shut and Girl. Similarly, the shoe selection is modestly sized but immoderately cool, leaning heavily toward Nike but also boasting such eye-catching rarities as royal-blue pleather Dunks and hot-pink high-tops. Accessories, like chrome boom-box–shaped pendant necklaces, Kanye-worthy shades, and a wall-gobbling spread of 59-Fifty caps (sporting text-message and watermelon-seed designs), boost the store’s street cred, but the clincher is actually the outside of the shop. Local graffiti artists color the walls with new murals every season; staffers claim a giraffe-themed piece was done by the guerilla-art guru Banksy himself.