2007: Pop-Up Shop on North 5th
Mikhail: Aaron from Kill Shop Kill had a space on North 5th [in Williamsburg] and was vacating it, so he asked if we wanted to take it over for about three months, and those three months turned into six months. Some kids ran in and stole a bunch of stuff. [Laughs] It was our first experience with retail and it kind of got us into thinking, “Let’s open up a real shop, a permanent space where we can actually function as a real retail store. What became our actual storefront at 350 Broadway in Brooklyn was our office and warehouse at the time. When we first got it, the initial idea was to make it a store, but it was more important to have a space where we could work out of and keep our clothes and ship them out.