ZEBRA RESTOCK TODAY!

Today, June 24th was another restock for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Zebra". Initially this pair had a very limited release and the prices for "Zebra's" sky rocketed-selling for around $1,500 on the secondary market. It looks like Adidas is testing the waters with limited drops and restocks, learning a lot about the supply and demand market, much like Nike. 

What do you think about the "Zebra" V2 350 vs. the other color ways? Is this the best color way of the V2's to date or was the hype too much when people thought they were truly limited. With a widespread release today and plenty of chances to grab a pair, did you get lucky? Let us know in the comments what you think and if you grabbed a pair today. 

June 24, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

With the #1 pick, the Philadelphia 76ers select....

Last night, the city of Philadelphia was electric as the announcement of our second #1 pick in two years was made official. The moment NBA commissioner Adam Silver uttered Markelle Fultz' name, Philly was already dreaming of NBA Championships with a reputable "Big 3" of our own. Add Dario to the mix and you got the F.E.D.S. (Fultz, Embiid, Dario and Simmons). 

The future All Star isn't just a head of the game with his playing ability, his sneaker game is already made something of legends. Most notably, the Air Jordan 4 PE  with his alma mater Washington Huskies color way is flames. Not to mention the pair of custom "Basketball" Bravos from @no_one_system -made entirely from "Horween Leather". Special shout out to Philly's own @jimmygorecki for his role in making it the connection. 

Season tickets are already almost sold out and this year is looking to be the biggest basketball season in Philadelphia since A.I. ruled the city. It's an exciting time in Philadelphia and we couldn't be more happy to introduce another franchise type player to the mix. Welcome, Markelle Fultz.

June 23, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Enzo rockin' Yeezy's AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!

Last night on Monday Night Raw, the fan favorite tag team Enzo and Cass ended. Big Cass turned heel when he was exposed as Enzo Amore's attacker after a video surfaced showing him faking his own attack.

As always, Enzo was rocking some heat. Last night was no different rockin' the Yeezy 350 V2 "Bred's" and "you can't teach that!" Enzo Amore is a certified sneaker head and "bonafide stud", even going as far as a recent appearance on Complex Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma talking about kicks. AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!!

Things will be interesting moving forward with Cass as a heel. What do you think will happen between the two? Does Enzo team up with The Big Show or go solo dolo? What's Cass' entrance music gonna sound like? Either way, you can count on Enzo Amore to represent RAW with a new pair of heaters every week. AND YOU CAN"T TEACH THAT!!

 

June 21, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Scary Snowman visits Suplex

Recently the Scary Snowman crew reached out to Suplex and asked where would be a good spot to shoot. Of course we told them South Street, right in front of our shop would be best. We spent the afternoon having fun with people, giving them a good scare and laughing at all the different reactions. The video has over 300k views and counting. Check out the video here with the scary snowman and let us know what you think!

February 02, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

The best custom sneaker artist in Philly- @G23custom_215

Our good friend "Gabe 23 Customs" has been supporting Suplex from the beginning. We've known Gabe for over 3 years now and it's been a real pleasure watching him grow into the cities best and must trusted sneaker customizer. You won't find an artist as meticulous as Gabe, ensuring that every brush stroke is to his exact specifications. He refuses to rush or half ass a project, essentially guaranteeing customer satisfaction. Not only does he produce great work, he has the fairest prices you'll find anywhere. Follow his work on Instagram at @G23custom_215 to see more of his work. Send a direct message to Gabe or email Suplex with any inquires for a custom today!

     

     

 

January 19, 2017 by Suplex Philadelphia

Rare Vintage

Shopping With RareVNTG from Brian Nguyen on Vimeo.

Casey Pitocchelli is a native from Villanova, Pennsylvania. He is the owner and operator of Rare Vintage @rarevntg - a company dedicated to authentic vintage sports apparel. A graduate from Duquesne University, Casey started collecting jerseys, sneakers and sports wear clothing at 7 years old with a strong influence coming from his father. Casey's dad was a consultant with Mitchell & Ness, building a strong relationship with the former owner Peter Capolino. It was this connection that fed into Casey's appetite for becoming a fanatic for jerseys and an aficionado of the vintage culture.

The market has always been volatile changing rapidly year to year. Snapbacks and Starter jackets were extremely popular 5-6 years ago, then as time passed not so much. Authentic jerseys, especially from Mitchell & Ness had the spotlight in the early 2,000's with every popular rapper rocking vintage jerseys. Currently, the most popular pieces are vintage designer brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Polo etc. The thrifting scene has rapidly gained popularity as of late. Stores like Round Two and Mr. Throwback specialize in a wide variety of vintage apparel and highlight the obvious financial benefits of finding that rare, valuable piece you can find digging through thrift shops. 

Although it seems easy enough to turn a $1.00 thrift find into a $30 flip, it's not all that easy. Casey has a few pieces of advice for you before you go thrift. First, do your research! Understand what your looking for and what it could be potentially worth before you even hit the thrift. If something stands out and it's cheap, BUY IT! Second, be aware of fakes-they're everywhere! Just because a jersey is "stitched" doesn't mean it's authentic. The brand, size tags, name, and number font will tell you a lot about a jerseys authenticity and value. If you become more aware of these two rules you will do great thrifting!

Casey's passion for vintage jerseys is rooted deep but what keeps him interested are the items quality. Unique pieces from the 80's and 90's-the timeless look and the nostalgia of wanting certain things as a kid is what keeps him drawn to the vintage hustle. "Every piece is different, some more uncommon and rare than others, but it's about the good memories from when I was younger that makes me love vintage." 

December 07, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia

Summer Camp with Suplex

A few weeks back, we teamed up with The Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) in supporting the Armenian Sisters Academy (ASA) with a summer recreational camp! Some of the activities included were: Trust Fall, Tic-Tac-Toe Relay Race, Bowling Pin Dodge Ball, Capture The Flag, Obstacle Course, and our favorite- a Sneaker Designing Competition, By integrating creative teamwork building activities, the kids learned about the core values of leadership, sportsmanship, and trust. From the beginning of camp to the end of camp, we passed along a pair of shoes for the winners of each activity to sign. Moreover, each activity was a chance to sign the shoes. Though only the “winners” were supposed to be able to sign it, we made sure that all of the kids eventually won some sort of game. Everyone has a skill and we helped identify their strength by letting them soar. This not only exemplifies the message that everyone’s a winner, but also shows greatness through being humble.

We are extremely proud to be a part of a philanthropic mission of service and education and will continue to do our best everyday to serve our community well!

As a part of our promise, we will be giving away a $100 Suplex Gift Card to the first kid that comes in with straight A’s on their most recent report card! Amongst all, education comes first!

The amazing kids of UIF!

Signatures from everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 22, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia

Never Giving Up

A couple weeks ago we were lucky enough to meet Jose Martinez (IG:@1guru1). An United States Army Veteran who lost both his legs and right arm serving for our country in Iraq. Jose is a true inspiration for anyone who has ever thought about giving up-because he won't. His determination and resilience are a just a couple qualities that help his efforts in the fight for medical marijuana. His crusade against restrictive medical-marijuana laws brought him to Philadelphia recently where he met Tuffy- a nine year old who suffers from Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy. Cannabis oil has decreased Tuffy's seizures nearly 95%, from 200 a day to nearly none at all. Jose and other medical marijuana activists are traveling the country fighting for people like Tuffy. "There’s a reason for me to be here, and it’s to help out everybody who needs that push, that extra motivation to go on. Society says [people who smoke marijuana] are bad people. We’re just like everybody else." It was a true honor meeting Jose and we wish him the best of luck creating more awareness for people fighting for medical marijuana. Thanks also to Mike Whiter @phl_stoner from Weeds For Warriors Project for the photos!

Mike @feetheat blessing the homie Jose with a pair of Kobe 9 Mid's EXT!

 Mike @feetheat helping Jose get on the pair of Kobe 9 EXT's we blessed him with!

 

Jose with Tuffy and her father Ricardo

 Jose, Tuffy and her father Ricardo. #tuffysfight

May 21, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia

Suplex Spring Sale

Great news! We will be having our first ever "SUPLEX SPRING SALE!" This Saturday, April 30th, we will host another sale in a first-come, first-serve style. One pair per customer, once you've purchased a pair you're more then welcome to go to the end of the line and buy another! Doors will open an hour earlier then normal at 11AM. This will be our third sale to date and we could not be more excited that this will be our biggest sale yet! There will be sneakers listed for unbelievable prices ranging from $20-$200+. Surprise listings, giveaways, and FREE sneakers can all be expected throughout the day. We will also have drinks and food provided from our amazing neighbors on South Street. 

We will do our absolute best to keep everyone satisfied, moving the line, and providing check outs as quickly as possible; this is our third sale and we have modified the system to be the most efficient as possible. 

Leading up to the big day, we will list the majority of our sale items throughout the week on our secondary IG account, @suplexsteals. There are currently hundreds of pairs listed here already with prices and sizes. Look for updates on both accounts including $100 DS Legend 11's or a FREE $100 Gift Certificate to SUPLEX. A surprise raffle will also be announced at the sale.

Can't make the sale on Saturday? Don't worry! We've decided to extend the sale into Sunday, May 1st, to accommodate anyone that missed out as well as a second chance at even more steals.  We expect the line to form early on both days; you don't want to hesitate getting your spot. Remember, this is a first-come, first-serve basis. Everyone will have a chance at a great pair at a great price, and we will prove that the most organized, respectful, and orderly line in the sneaker game is at the quarterly SUPLEX Sale.  

 

April 23, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia

Consignment or Cash?

The world of sneakers has transformed from what once was considered as a sub-culture of sneaker enthusiasts and collectors to a mass marketed endeavor. A whole new marketplace was created and sneaker consignment shops were the result. Our goal is to help ease the learning curve with an insightful post about some of the most asked questions regarding sneaker consignment and cash buy backs.

Consignment is defined as an agreement to pay a supplier of goods after the goods are sold. We at Suplex can explain the process in 4 simple steps:

1. Bring in or send us your sneakers
2. We advise to determine a comparable market/competitor price
3. We sell your sneakers in our store and on-line (http://suplexphiladlephia.com)
4. You receive a check for 80% of the total sale price, our commission is 20%.
We consign deadstock (brand new) sneakers and slightly worn pairs in at least 9/10 condition. Our PRE-OWNED section has a quick turnover rate for consignors and more reasonable prices for customers.
How do you determine MARKET VALUE?......
-At Suplex we price our sneakers based on our previous transactions and knowledge of the market, however SOLD eBay listings are a reliable indicator. Also, we look at other sneaker consignment shops locally and Flight Club NY to beat their prices. At Suplex we take pride in great value for our consignors while offering that same value to our customers.
Why pay a premium for SNEAKERS?....
-The emergence in sneaker consignment shops stem from the basic principles of supply and demand. Currently, Nike/Jordan and other exclusive sneaker releases are not meeting the overall demand for their product. Air Jordan's are sold out online in seconds, and with the emergence of BOTS(computer software that adds items to carts automatically)-it's become more difficult then ever to score a pair online. Retail stores have resorted to raffles/lotteries and TICKETS handed out a week in advance to avoid the headaches with long and rowdy lines on release day. 
-confidence as a buyer. The recent sneaker boom has created an equal surge in the production of fake sneakers. These high-quality fakes are produced in factories in China by skilled experts that make it possible to re-create authentic pairs using an identical process. SUPLEX PHILADELPHIA can guaranetee authenticity. We are experts in determining fake sneakers, however we realize from time to time no one is perfect. For that reason, every pair is inspected multiple times from multiple experts to double and sometimes triple check a sneakers authenticity (IT CAN BE THAT DIFFICULT). The majority of fake sneakers are sold on eBay, even perfect sellers don't know what to look for when determining legitimacy of a sneaker. RELAX. No stress. At SUPLEX, buyers can feel confidence in their purchase from SUPLEX, an establishment that takes pride in being Philadelphia's most trusted consignment shop. 
If you're already a re-seller?...
-Selling sneakers is not as easy as everybody must think, if it was then we would all be able to do it. If you find yourself already an eBay member selling sneakers, consider the upside of some of the following:
-avoiding fraudulent buyers, fees, responsibility for shipping, and bad reviews. Simply drop off your sneakers and receive a phone call/email once your items sell. (We pay-out our consignors every Friday). A check, or in some occasions, cash is available for pick-up. We also mail checks to our consignors who live outside the city for their convenience . 
-Our unique software system offers the most accurate, organized and current inventory available for consignment shops in Philadelphia. We offer a timely and up-to-date status report for our consigners that show every item you have sold or currently hold in stock at Suplex. 
-With over 600 different consignors and counting, we need a system that can accommodate such a high amount of information. Our software enables us to visually see every separate consignor's current information and account. As soon as your shoes sell, you will receive a prompt reply in the form of an email or phone call. 
Do you buy sneakers at Suplex?
-YES. At Suplex we offer a  "buy back program". This is where we offer to buy your DEAD STOCK AND USED sneakers back from you, for CASH! If they are not completely DEADSTOCK, we consider the sneaker worn and consistently buy used pairs around $40-60, depending on model and quality.  We encourage consignment, for the seller to get max value, but we're also here to help out, and as we stated above, re-selling sneakers independently can be very difficult. So, wether you're looking to make space or just cannot sell the sneakers on your own, we're always buying.
For any additional questions or concerns please feel free to email the store at info@suplexphiladelphia.com
January 30, 2016 by Suplex Philadelphia