SHELFLIFE STORE & GALLERY
119 Loop St Cape Town South Africa.
Mon-Fri 10am-5:30PM, Sat 10am-2pm
Tel: +27214223931

Online store: www.shelflife.co.za

PREMIUM SNEAKER & STREETWEAR STORE & GRAFFITI ART SUPPLY; OFFICIAL STOCKISTS OF NIKE SPORTSWEAR, JORDAN, PUMA, NEW BALANCE, ADIDAS, MONTANA MTN 94, STUSSY, ALIFE, LEVIS, OAKLEY, CASIO G-SHOCK & MORE! SPECIALIZING IN LIMITED EDITION, RARE , EXCLUSIVE & COLLECTIBLE PRODUCTS.

SHELFLIFE PREMIUM VANDAL ATTIRE

Hide your face but broadcast your state of mind!

It's here! SHELFLIFE stores' debut clothing & product range! ... just a taste of what you can expect to see at self-respecting street store near you! Including SHELFLIFE (obviously!) Stay tuned as we leak more pics on the net...

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CHIRSTMAS PACKS! READY, SET, GO!

We've put together some rad little christmas packs for all the people looking for a good deal.

For only R320 you can get a BRAND NEW Shelflife Vandal Attire Dripper Tshirt, a shopkeeper toy, Stylefile mag, ON THE RUN markers, Montana Hardcore spray can, nozzles and some black gloves.

Christmas Pack

Head in to the store and get yourself this sweet deal before Christmas!

CHRISTMAS VOUCHERS!

Listen up kiddies, Christmas is just a few days away and we are sure the shopping madness is hitting you hard. So for the moms and dads we have tried to make things easier.

Send your parents this link and print out a simple voucher and a Merry Christmas to you!

Christmas Voucher

Step 1) send email to contact@shelflife.co.za with requested amount
Step 2) you will receive an email with an invoice for the amount and account details
Step 3) deposit money or do an EFT into shelflife account to make voucher valid
Step 4) you will be sent a valid Shelflife voucher with the amount.
Step 5) print voucher
Step 6) fill out details on voucher

VANDAL ATTIRE LAUNCH

Shelflifes first ever debut clothing line has been launched. Here's some evidence from the night.

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Thanks to all the people that came to our soft launch of the new Shelflife Vandal Attire clothing line.

The team has been working hard to put everything together, and finally it is time to show it to the world. Step into the store and buy yourself an original SLVA t-shirt.

Check out more photo's from the night by Paul Ward here and then some on the Shelflife Facebook group here.

MAD NEW BOOKS IN STORE!

Its almost Christmas time and Shelflife has made sure to stock all the goods we think are the best for our friends and fam...our latest arrival are some of these rad books filled with some awesome graphics. So pop in to the store before they all gone.

Suicide Girls

Suicide Girls : Beauty Redefined

Beauty Redefined explores the Suicide Girl phenomenon from their start in 2001 to their websites one million unique weekly visitors today. This giant tome provides a timely look at the fascinating women who created and inhabit the SG community.

SABER MAD SOCIETY

SABER : MAD SOCIETY

Born in 1976 in Glendale, California, SABER had already made his name a visual fixture in Los Angeles by the end of his teens. But it was as a 20-year-old that he completed the painting that would catapult him to the status of a global legend. His piece on the sloping bank of the Los Angeles River is nearly the size of a football field, and can be read clear as day from a satellite photo. In a famous photograph taken by his father just after it was completed SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color.

We all want to remain permanent, explains SABER, and in his book, SABER: MAD SOCIETY, he shows the entire scope of his efforts at permanence from oil paintings on canvas to the largest graffiti piece in the world. Alongside a wealth of photos, the monograph comes complete with colorful stories of his graffiti misadventures.

London Burners

London Burners by Jete Swami
Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrels through the city of London in a blur of colour. These moving canvases and the people who create the dubs or burners are the subject of an electrifying collection of images by photographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out in sidings and soon learned to paint trains, all the while taking photos and filming his friends which he continues to do today. In revealing interviews with the photographer, these artists speak out about the joys and dangers of bombing and burning their tags, throw-ups and pieces on to London transport.

STYLEFILE


Featuring Trex, Golden Green, Form 76 and Zomby.
In addition to this there are the usual throw-ups, trains and walls from around the world. Another great issue of Stylefile!

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Sabe - FYS Crew : ON THE RUN

Sabe is a true master of styles. Adept on many levels, he is able to switch between advanced mechanical compositions, bubble styles, throw-ups, characters and photo-realism with ease. With a ‘paint now, think later’ attitude he mixes up these styles to suit the occasion, leaving a legacy of playful hybrids that sit left of mainstream.

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Ghost : ON THE RUN

Ghost is one of the last purveyors of the New York City train-writing era. He has developed his own funky letter styles that defy convention. A mad bomber at heart, he thrashes out a few hundred throw-ups without a second thought.

Ghost is also known for his collaborations with Stussy, so why not pair this book with some Stussy products that just came in.

Graffiti Tattoo

Graffiti Tattoo : ON THE RUN

In their quest to improve their artistic talent and earn honest livings, many graffiti writers have naturally gravitated towards other artistic endeavors. Since the 1970s, these artists have been making the leap to become muralists, fashion designers, art directors, and, as of late, tattoo artists.

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ALIANZA : El Mac & Retna

El Mac and Retna have risen to worldwide prominence in recent years with their graffiti, murals and canvases attracting massive praise. This superb new book documents the artwork of The Mac & Retna over the last six years, and is the first to fully present their collaborative murals.

Also in store is a RETNA special edition Montana can...pair them up and make a killer Christmas present.

The Art of Rebellion

Art of rebellion

“What once seemed to be a small art movement and in a way also rebellious, has become a highly respected art form, accepted and pushed by galleries, museums and the media – all over the world. Street art has already become an industry with some artists promoting themselves like rock stars and collectors pay big money for the art…” (The Art of Rebellion 3, Intro)

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FEATURED DESIGNER: MISTER

Mister is featured designer for the month of December. Mister clothing has been around for roughly a year now, and has grown from strength to strength.

An impressive range of hoodies, tee's and caps have just dropped at Shelflife stores Featured Designer section, and started shifting on the first day! If you havent heard of Mister come pop in to see what the brand has to offer. Also keep your eyes out on the streets for Mister stickers, they are literally everywhere!

"These stylish tees and caps are designed for the youth of today that live to vibe the streets we dwell apon. Giving you that feeling of confidence to express your true personality. Our brand shouts its name out loud and proud, MISTER. Rock your neighbourhood with these dope tees, be the Mr that you wana be..."

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ADIDAS BAGLIONE

So these Herbert Baglione X Adidas sneakers just dropped in the store. Herbert Baglione is a fine artist from Brazil who has collaborated with Upper Playground and Adidas to create this one limited edition Originals sneaker. Known for his minimalist and simplistic approach, Baglione has taken the same approach for this sneaker.

“My sneaker design expresses my personal taste in shoes. I don't like colorful tennis shoes that are full of designs or anything that I feel is more than necessary. I believe being simple ends up being more challenging,"

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INVASION MAGAZINE X MONTANA

Montana and Asian graffiti magazine Invasion collaborated to created a porcelain Montana spray can.

“…as a launch of issue number 4 of the publication; a normal-sized, porcelain-glazed MTN can, decorated down to the last detail. This is a unique hand-made piece with a certificate of authenticity, in which you can see the love for graffiti and the mark.”

They only made 852 porcelain cans throughout the world, and Shelflife has gotten their hands on one of them. Check it out at the store...become one of the 852 owners of this limited edition porcelain can.

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FRESH STUSSY DROP

Stussy was started in the early 1980’s by Shawn Stussy, a local surfer. It all came about when Stussy began scrawling his surname with a fat black marker over his handcrafted surfboards. And so the ‘Stussy’ logo was created. Shawn started printing his logo on tshirts and selling them out the boot of his car in Laguna Beach, California.

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Shawn Stussy later became business partners with his friend Frank Sinatra and together they started to build the Stussy brand. They began producing Stussy apparel, printing Shawns signature logo onto tshirts, shorts and caps. Within four years they had expanded to Europe and opened a boutique store in New York.

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Stussy became huge in the hip hop and DJ scenes. Stussy says it himself, "Everybody calls it surf wear, or urban street wear, or surf street... I don't name it, and I don't name it on purpose."

Stussy Old School

In 1996 Shawn stepped down from presidency of Stussy and sold his half of the business to Sinatra, his business partner. He decided to concentrate on his family and leave the big business world behind. In 2002 he decided to start his own brand again, calling it S/DOUBLE STUDIO.

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Frank Sinatra is now running the company, and although Stussy (the brand) hasn't been seen in quite some time it is still going strong. Come in to the Shelflife Store and check out the new Stussy stock we received the other day. Its super fresh...so be quick to get your hands on this merchandise.

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BANKSY RE-SCREENING

So the screening for Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" was a major success and both shows were sold out within weeks. The Labia got such a great response form the public that the shows will be repeated next week on the 13th and 14th of December.
So book now to get your front row tickets before they all sold out....again!

Details:
R30
8:30pm
13th (Monday) & 14th (Tuesday) December
LABIA on KLOOF
021 424 5927

Banksy's "Exit through the Gift Shop"

MARRIED TO THE MOB UPDATE

Ladies, Married to the MOB is a brand created by Leah McSweeney, a juvenile delinquent, who used the money from some police-brutality to lift her fashion business off the ground. Her success has become highly respected throughout the fashion world.

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In the last few months the MTTM team has been really busy. They recently collaborated with Reebok, creating their "Double Bubble Freestyle" Reebok exclusive sneaker.


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Just the other day Leah, the 'Head Bitch' at the MTTM headquarters, was interviewed on Fox Business News showing the world her products and her success in the fashion world. Check it out here.

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The Shelflife store brought you Married to the MOB a few months ago. Come in to the store, and get your hands on some Married to the MOB gear.

PUMA: REDEFINING THE EVERYDAY BIKE RIDE

So, PUMA are bringing their more than practical urban bikes to South Africa in February. These bikes serve every urban need while still being super fashionable with fresh designs.
We've shown you these practical designs from PUMA and Biomega before with their limited edition "Cool Cats" collaboration.

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"PUMA Bikes redefine and reinvigorate the city ride with a bit of radicalism and a whole lot of practicality. They fold, they carry, they cruise. They’re everything and more, packed tight in a sweet, colorful ride."

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PUMA collaborated with Biomega during the creation of these urban bikes. Biomega is a premium urban bicycle brand, alone in its category. Biomega designs and develops bicycles and related accessories.

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BURN RUBBER X NEW BALANCE

New Balance and Burn Rubber Detroit have, for the first time ever on American soil, collaborated to create this auto-shop themed MT580 sneaker. With its cold grey's and argyle inner print, this MT580 sneaker is a must have in the sneaker world.

Only a few pairs have been made and they are super exclusive to Shelflife...so get in the store and cop a pair.

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