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Monthly Archives: January 2011


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This week we’re featuring the lovely Carrie Glenn Campbell of A Supreme Agent (our East and Midwest sales showroom). ASA is an item-based showroom focused on specific product lines that speak to Fashion, Form, and Function—three principles of design and was founded by Carrie in 2007.   We’re proud to stand next to the other lines carried by A Supreme Agent, such as Bensimon and Bloch.  If you haven’t heard of A Supreme Agent, you’ll be hearing a lot more from this showroom!

Carrie is one of the most motivated people we know.  She’s always ready for a challenge – the bigger the better, and she puts the pedal to the metal at all times.  Meet Carrie!

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
What do you do at 80%20: SALES!! LOTS OF SALES!!
Favorite 80%20 shoe: I adore and live in the Molly for 2 reasons; #1 Its well proportioned, unique, not too over the top #2 My sister’s name is Molly.

What did you give for the Holidays? Homemade Ornaments that look like my dog Snuggles for all my nieces and nephews.
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?  What is it?
To get washboard abs so I don’t have to trek down to the laundry room to wash clothes!
What are the five essentials items in your bag at all times?
Toothbrush, Goody Spin Pin, Roll of Cash, 5 or more different colors of lip gloss, American Express Gold Card.
Essential Item in Your Winter Wardrobe: L-A-Y-E-R-S! But above all, my black fur vest. Its thin, warm, and jazzy. Yes, I said Jazzy.
Do you like savory or sweet treats?
I contemplate robbing the Doritos delivery truck while its parked in front of my gym and I’m running on the treadmill. Everyday.
Favorite up and coming designer: Ce Ce Chin of 80%20, have you heard of her?

Lykke Li | I Follow Rivers

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Photo by Daniel Johnson

“I Follow Rivers” is the second single from Lykke Li’s highly anticipated second album Wounded Rhymes.  Remember when “Little Bit” came out and you had it playing on repeat?  We did at least and it still makes our hearts go a flutter.

Her upcoming album definitely has richer sounds and a moodier tone. Also take a listen to her first single “Get Some” off the new album here.

Either way Lykke Li you still have our hearts.

Peep the video for “I Follow Rivers” directed by Tarik Saleh.

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (Director: Tarik Saleh) from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

P.S. This snowy video is also fitting for what it looks like outside in NYC! Well it’s definitely not as scenic but there’s a lot of snow…

Meet the Team: Jasmine Takanikos

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It’s time to meet our Brand Strategist and Consultant Jasmine Takanikos.  Jasmine works closely with Ce Ce on 80%20′s overall branding and marketing initiatives.   When we want to know about the latest trends or gadgets, she’s our girl.  Jasmine’s experience is expansive and impressive; her portfolio of work ranges from footwear to real estate brands.  We recently chatted with Jas to get the scoop on what’s new and asked her some of our Meet the Team questions.  One of the questions we asked was “What trend do you want to come back?”  Her reply was, “love” – one of our favorite responses and just another reason why we adore Jasmine.

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
What do you do at 80%20: Brand Strategist/Consultant
Favorite 80%20 shoe: My favorite shoe is the Eliotte!

Turn Ons: Numbers, Honesty, Spring time in NYC, Dior Homme, Bicycles, The Lakers, Music, & Swimming
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Having developed a groundbreaking strategic branding formula that can be applied to any product/company because it starts at the human level.
Best date: The Inn at Langley
What are the five essential items in your bag at all times? iPad, Blackberry Torch, Note pad, burts bees chapstick, rosewater facial mist
Favorite Blog: it is a tie between these three- Cool Hunting, Yatzer, & PSFK
What trend do you want to come back? Love
Favorite Spot in NYC? Mark Morris Dance Center Brooklyn
What is the most fun thing about your job? Access

Little Dragon | Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Little Dragon‘s performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg was absolutely fantastic.  Their encore was the best encore we’ve ever witnessed.  Everyone was dancing!

Check out our video clip of Little Dragon performing “Twice.”

Little Dragon – Twice (Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg) from 8020shoes on Vimeo.

And look…Yukimi is wearing the Diva in Black Sequins!


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Illus­tra­tor Hye Su Lee first caught our eye with the color illustration of a map of Manhattan on Design Work Life.  We were so intrigued that we had to learn more!  Hye Su splits her time between New York, Seoul and London – sounds awesome, right?  Drawing is her passion and she draws inspiration from her surroundings to reproduce works that are part interpretative observation fused with her imaginative thoughts.

Map of My Brain – 2009

Check out more of her work on her site.

To fol­low along with her recent work, check out her blog, and for  closer look at that amaz­ing map of Manhattan you see below click here.

The Creators Project teams up with Coachella

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This past June, we attended the The Creators Project, an Intel and VICE-headed event series that launched in New York at Milk Studios.  It was the first of four events and it was truly groundbreaking event -highlighting the best of today’s musical acts, art, and installations, with a wide range of interesting panel discussions.  See our coverage from the event here.

We were pretty thrilled to hear that The Creators Project is teaming up with the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this year!  Coachella always has the most amazing lineups and they’ve just released this year’s roster.  Some of the bands we’re excited about are Arcade Fire (first saw them in 2004 and it was awesome),  Suede (so major!), Cut Copy, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and it looks like Death From Above 1979 are reuniting for the show too.

Wth the Creators Project collaborating with the festival this year, we can only imagine how much fun and inspiring the three day event will be.  It will definitely add a new visual aspect to the festival as they will teaming up with headlining acts to create new works of art, curate art installations on the festival grounds, and also bringing some of their favorite International musical acts to perform too.

The Creators Project will be making a HUGE announcement on February 16th with more details.  Stay tuned here.

We’ve already marked our calendars for April 15th-17th!

Little Dragon | My Step

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Our love affair with Little Dragon continues!  We checked out lead singer Yukimi Nagano at the Gorillaz show this summer (she’s a guest vocalist on the Gorillaz’s latest album), which was awesome but it just left us wanting more…

Little Dragon just kicked off a U.S tour and are playing three shows in NYC!   Their new album Ritual Union is slated for an April or May release.   If you haven’t checked out their last album Machine Dreams, you’re really missing out.  It was released back in 2009 and the band has a new video for the track “My Step” directed by Matthew Scheuererwas.


Catch Little Dragon in a city near you!  See dates below…

Little Dragon – 2011 Tour Dates
1/18 MONTREAL, PQ @ Il Motore
1/19 BOSTON, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/20 BROOKLYN, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
1/21 NEW YORK, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/22 WASHINGTON, DC @ Black Cat
1/23 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Johnny Brendas
1/24 NEW YORK, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (JUST ADDED)
1/25 ATLANTA, GA @ Masquerade
1/26 ORLANDO, FL @ Backbooth
1/27 TAMPA, FL @ Crowbar
1/28 MIAMI, FL @ The Electric Pickle
1/29 Sundance SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Urban Lounge
1/30 AUSTIN, TX @ Parish
2/1 PHOENIX, AZ @ Rhythm Room
2/2 RIVERSIDE, CA The Barn @ UC Riverside
2/3 SANTA CRUZ, CA @ Rio Theatre
2/4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Independent
2/5 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Independent
(all 3 NY shows w/ Theophilus London)

Retailer Spotlight: ATRIUM

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Atrium is the Pulse of Fashion.  When you walk into Atrium’s retail locations you know that the buyers and staff live, breathe, and love fashion.  The store is filled with trends, recognizable brands, emerging talent and prides itself on carrying quality products with unique textures and details.

We’re very excited to have our shoes in their stores!  As a native New Yorker, I don’t know what it would be like to not have Atrium NY on the corner of Bleecker and Broadway!  Growing up it was one of my go-to retailer, and it’s still high on the list!

Atrium recently launched their blog, Atrium A List with commentary on the latest in fashion and pop culture, and soon to be launched features like Ask Alan.  Have no clue what to pair with that vest? Want to know what the next big trend will be? Trying to find that hard to find item…Alan is your man.

Check out 80%20 at Atrium in New York City and in Miami.

644 Broadway
New York NY 10012

1931 Collins Ave
Miami Beach FL 33139

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