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6/23/08 - SEATTLE GEMS

Seattle is finally starting to be a great destination for streetwear and sneaker shops. Last week we saw the opening of Rock Paper Scissors. And now, we've got Gems! Where there were only a few shops a couple of years ago, Seattle and it's surrounding areas have close to a dozen stores that I can think of off the top of my head.

The owners of Gems originally hailed from the PNW, moved to Boston for a minute, but now are back to bring some eastcoast flavor to the area. We were fortunate enough to be invited to their grand opening party. The custom buildout is sick! Funny thing, they bought the chandelier I was looking at a few weeks ago but couldn't quite afford. Oh well, at least I know where to look at it if I ever get the urge.

And no, they don't carry precious stones...only precious kicks and gear us hypebeasters covet on the daily.