Freshness Week In Review: 6/21/2010 - 6/25/2010

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This week wrapped up in sad times for the stateside, as USA will be going home after losing to Ghana in the round of 16. Ghana secured its victory in extra time, and while the USA fans held their breaths, fingers crossed and praying for a miracle that the USA team seemed so apt at delivering from before, the time just ran out, and Ghana will be advancing to the next stage alongside Uruguay, who had beat out South Korea in round of 16 as well. However, all soccer talk aside, since there is nothing else we can do than put the defeat behind and come back again in 2014, the NBA draft went along pretty smoothly, and John Wall, as predicted, went to the Washington Wizards (so there may be hope and magic yet). Also, those who had pre-ordered the iPhone 4, some might have ended the week happily with a new sleek, black iPhone 4 in hand, so the soccer loss might not have been such a big blow. After all, life does look better on a high resolution screen-- be it good news or bad. This week, Freshness was at the front line of things that went on around the world, including the launch of a new Dee & Ricky x G-Shock GA-110, the opening of Man Is In The Forest and the crazed snaking lines outside BAPE Pirate Store and Apple Store. Catch up, and have a great rest of the weekend!

UNIQLO Taipei | Opening in Uni-Hankyu

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Joining 916 UNIQLO locations worldwide, Taiwan will finally be getting its very own space for a kaleidoscopic range of fine, affordable cashmere sweaters this fall.

» UNIQLO Taipei | Opening in Uni-Hankyu

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Nike "Write The Future" - Write Your Headline | Video

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Nike is letting you decide what goes up the skyscraper to shape the Johannesburg skyline. No lie.

» Nike "Write The Future" - Write Your Headline | Video

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Mercedes Benz SLS AMG E-Cell | Prototype

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Think all green and fuel efficient rides have to trudge along the road like Prius? Mercedes Benz proves that its most popular super car can be speedy and environmentally friendly.

» Mercedes Benz SLS AMG E-Cell | Prototype

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CLOT x Disney - Man Is In The Forest - The Pop-Up Concept Store

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The happiest place on Earth is also the most imaginative and thus most beloved for collaborations. A concept store housing designer collaborations with the great Walt Disney? Yes, please!

» CLOT x Disney - Man Is In The Forest - The Pop-Up Concept Store

» CLOT x Disney - Man Is In The Forest | Opening Recap

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Nike Air Max Lebron VIII (8) | First Look

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A first look at the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII (8). Enough said.

» Nike Air Max LeBron VIII (8) | First Look


Damien Hirst x Audi A1 For Elton John's AIDS Foundation

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The art world's irreverent bad boy has lent his paint brushes to Elton John's AIDS Foundation charity auction and spin painted the new Audi A1 mini car, which sold for a whopping 420,000 euros.

» Damien Hirst x Audi A1 For Elton John's AIDS Foundation

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Dee & Ricky x G-Shock GA-110 Launch Party At The Bowery Hotel | Event Recap

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Dee & Ricky brought their LEGO game to G-Shock, and as the watch promises a lot of fun, the party which launches it was bags of fun as well.

» Dee & Ricky x G-Shock GA-110 Launch Party At The Bowery Hotel | Event Recap

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A.P.C. - A.P.C. Journal

" Dear Diary, today the resort collection has finally hit stores, and our Spring/Summer 2011 models are looking quite fine..."

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» A.P.C. - A.P.C. Journal

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Air Jordan IX (9) Retro - Black/Dark Charcoal

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Air Jordan? Retro? What's not to love?

» Air Jordan IX (9) Retro - Black/Dark Charcoal

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Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite | Available

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We've previewed it, talked about it, lusted over it, and now, the futuristic two-process molded Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite is finally available!

» Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite | Available Now


adidas Originals x Stan Smith | Video

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Stan Smith-- the man, a sneaker, the legend.

» adidas Originals x Stan Smith | Video

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adiCup 2010 Herzogenaurach Pack - adidas x 46664

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For the last leg of the adidas adiCup Consortium pack, adidas called out the big guns and shot for Nelson Mandela's non-profit organization, 46664, to collaborate on the pack of sneaker, jersey, bag and ball, that will only be available in a run of 250.

» adiCup 2010 Herzogenaurach Pack - adidas x 46664

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A Bathing Ape (BAPE) New York Pirate Store + Apple Store | Line-Up Galore

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We thought the retail gods invented pre-order so no one has to line-up. However, that's not quite the case with Apple's latest iPhone 4. And with the BAPE Pirate Store, well, since there's really no pre-order for sinfully good deals, a line-up is inevitable.

» A Bathing Ape (BAPE) New York Pirate Store + Apple Store | Line-Up Galore