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F at Second Ave.; J, Z at Bowery
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This venue is closed.
This sub-level streetwear store carries classic sneakers and graphic t-shirts from Norway, Germany, Finland, Japan, and the Netherlands. Co-owners Kareem Woods and Rob Dallas were sneaker collectors with wanderlust throughout the 1990s, exploring Asia and Europe and soaking up foreign trends. The pair opened their store in 2006, mixing limited edition tees from local and international designers like Kiks Tyo, Koeurele, Sweet Cheeba, and Brian Woods. The spot’s worldly slant is reflected in the collage of maps covering the brick walls, along with scattered foreign currency from Brazil, China, Peru, Turkey, and Suriname. Although the focus is on shirts and shoes, cooler months bring lightweight jackets, artistic hoodies, and thick knit cardigans. World NYC adds its own line of screen printed shirts to the racks, releasing new designs every month. Sleek sneakers by L.A.M.B., classic Nikes, and neon, high-top Reeboks ranging from $90 to $600 line long, low shelves, and a small display in back offers vintage Ray Ban and Carrera sunglasses.