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Monthly Archives: January 2011


MEET THE TEAM: SNUGGLES MUFFIN

Posted on by Kristina

Have you met Snuggles Muffin Campbell?  Snuggles is a key member to the A Supreme Agent family and our furriest friend.  How could you not love a mug like this?

You can chew on our samples any time…

Name: Snuggles Muffin
Hometown: New Bark City
What do you do at 80%20: I am responsible for removing all shoe stuffing, tearing it up, and making confetti to decorate the showroom floor.
Favorite 80%20 shoe: Anything with shoelaces, I love chomping on lace-ends. And the Bee boot; the light colored fur makes me wild.

Current Obsession: Whipping my fur back and forth
What trend do you want to see go away? Carrying puppies in purses. Seriously, we can walk. How would you feel if you were stuffed in a tote?
Favorite Movie: All Dogs Go to Heaven — maybe that’s why I never care much when Carrie scolds me…
Do you like savory or sweet treats? Dogs don’t do sweet. Come on.
Turn Ons: A sexy bark and an equally sexy dog walker
Turn Offs: Slobber and wagging tails – can you act a little less excited to see me please? Give me a challenge
What trend do you want to come back? Jelly shoes. Those were fun to chew on.

Line A Journal | The Off Season on Newton Creek

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Line A Journal is a quarterly online lifestyle magazine that features profiles, beautiful fashion editorials, and playlists of the latest and best in music.    What we love most about Line A is their emphasis on emerging designers and talent in the fashion and art world.  Their Winter / No. 5 issue is online, you must peep it because not only do we dig Line A, but 80%20 is featured too!

The model looks so fierce in the Eliotte Geometric Print desert boot!  Stylist Kathryn Typaldos and photographer Tom Hines did a fantastic job!

Thing to Do This Friday…

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Looking for something to do this weekend in New York?  This Friday we’ll be dancing at Girls & Boys at Webster Hall.  This week’s party is presented by the lovely Justine D. and features live sets by Glass Candy and the Chromatics (both bands are on the Italo disco revival label Italians Do It Better).

It’s guaranteed to be a good time, don’t miss out!  Buy tickets here.  So we know what we’re doing on Friday night but now we need to figure out which 80%20′s to wear…

Learn more about the bands below…

Glass Candy is an American indie electronic band from Portland, Oregon that formed in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Ida No and guitarist/synthesist/general producer Johnny Jewel. While the band’s early work blends noise rock with electropop, their later work incorporates Italo disco. The band is known for evolving through the years since their original collaboration, and experimenting with various musical genres. They have released a number of albums since the early 2000s, their most recent being 2008′s Deep Gems.

Chromatics originally hailed from Seattle as a quartet featuring vocalist Adam Miller, drummer Hannah Blilie, guitarist Devin Welch, and bassist Michelle Nolan. That lineup debuted in 2002 with a Calvin Johnson-produced 7” on Gold Standard Laboratories — a split with Die Monitr Batss — and followed with the similarly GSL-issued Chrome Rats Vs Basement Ruts LP.   Chrome Rats received critical acclaim but the lineup dissolved soon after and Adam Miller relocated Chromatics to Portland, teaming up with Glass Candy’s Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet on lead vocals, and Nat Walker on percussion and saxophone. The new lineup of Chromatics has a more lo-fi electronic sound as opposed to the earlier dub and no-wave sounds. (via Girl & Boys)

Shit Robot | Take ‘Em Up

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We can’t stop singing along and moving to Shit Robot‘s Take ‘Em Up featuring vocals by Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem/The Juan Maclean) who also stars in the video strutting around town.  Directed by Eoghan Kidney, the new video has some trippy visuals via rotoscoping.  Shit Robot’s latest album From the Cradle to the Rave is out on DFA Records featuring cameos not only from Nancy Whang but from James Murphy and Alexis Taylor too.

FUN TIP:  “Kidney was able to get the rotoscoping done thanks to Twitter which helped him form a team of people in Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Australia and Germany to get it to the finish line on time.” (via Nialler 9)

Shit Robot – Take Em Up from Eoghan Kidney on Vimeo.

Want the song?  Download it at RCRD LBL.

80%20 Needs Marketing Interns ASAP in NYC!

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Looking for marketing experience in the footwear industry?  Well then have we’ve got the internship opportunity for you!

We’re seeking interns to start immediately to assist our Marketing team in our New York studio.

The ideal candidates are organized, detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and follow direction in a quickly changing entrepreneurial environment.

Must be experienced with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and comfortable working with both MAC/PC platforms.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is useful (not necessary).  WordPress experience is a big plus!

MARKETING INTERN

Responsibilities include:
-  Social media research, help maintain Facebook/Twitter accounts
-  Competitive brand and sales research
-  Assist with creation of marketing collateral – from research to design; photoediting
-  Document and archive samples; design showroom maintenance
-  Light errands to sales showroom and PR firm
-  Assist in sales & distribution day-to-day

If interested please email your resume and brief cover letter to Kristina at info@8020nyc.com with subject line “80%20 Marketing Internship”.

SPOTTED: Natalie Suarez wears the Nory, Black creepers

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One of our fave style bloggers Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty wore our Nory Black creepers on a recent trip to Frazier Park to check out some snow.  Looks like most of the snow was already gone but it’s always good to take a break from city life.  We’re happy to say that most of the snow has been cleared in New York too!

Check out more photos of Natalie here.

Refinery29 feature on Ce Ce’s NYC Apartment

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Sometimes good things come in small packages and Ce Ce can attest to this!  Her Chinatown studio is tiny but is packed with history and character.  The apartment has been in her family for over 60 years!

Refinery29 got the lowdown on Ce Ce’s apartment and is sharing it with all of you.  Ce Ce shares tips on her personal style and reveals the history behind the items in her apartment.

Check out Refinery29 for the full story and images!

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