No relation to the original entity in North America, which ceased storefront operation some years ago, the Japanese subsidiary of TOWER RECORDS will celebrate it 30th anniversary this year. Still going strong despite recessions and online competition, it now account as the largest music retailer of that country. To commemorate this milestone, TOWER RECORDS Japan and apparel label BAL (Balance Wear Design) will issue a limited t-shirt collection. In homage to the classic TOWER RECORDS store on Sunset Blvd., BAL's design features a distinctive silhouette in classic Art Deco tradition. The upper rear of the tee will feature a specially designed 30th anniversary "smiley face" motif in classic.
As part of 14 collaborators series organized by ZOZORESORT of Japan, including on from Stussy, a total of 3 colorways of the BAL x TOWER RECORDS will be available in September. However, DEDUE chapter of ZOZOTOWN shopping network is currently taking pre-release reservations.