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Best Skate Shop

  • Wampum

    5 Cleveland Pl., nr. Broome St.; 212-274-1544

    The Hamptons aren’t exactly known as a skate hub, but this new Soho outpost of the Bridgehampton-based shop has some legitimate street cred. Opened by brothers Lennon and Marley Ficalora (sons of jewelry designer Helen), the small shop is lined with more than 50 decks from Real, Flip, and Coda, and accompanying wheels and trucks fill cases nearby. There are also a dozen one-of-a-kind decks by local artists and graphic ­designers. The clothes and kicks—from Fresh, RVCA, Brixton, and ­Supra as well as Wampum’s in-store label—are a step up from your regular graphic tees, too.

From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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