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Freshness Week In Review: 11/01/2010 - 11/05/2010

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One of the bigger happenings this week is slightly less frivolous on the stateside, as we had just completed the midterm elections, and to some's dismay and some's joy, the US House is now largely dominated by the Republicans, with the Republicans controlling 239 seats, and the Democrats with 188 seats. In New York, Paladino lost the Governor seat to Cuomo. Politics aside, New York City has been taken over by the Kardashian sisters, who had just opened the New York store of their boutique, DASH. On the same night as the DASH opening, Dr. Martens finally gets its stand-alone store in SoHo, with Burberry and Chanel as its chic neighbors. The weather continues to drop, but on Halloween night, the streets were taken over by NY Bridge Runners who are determined to celebrate the big party occasion with a little cardio instead of alcohol. adidas Originals released new winter-ready shoes for the colder weather, and NBA heats up with spotlight on new blood like John Wall, who had his NYC debut at the Madison Square Garden this past week, and of course, the man of insane assists, Rajon Rondo. Catch up on key things not to be missed before the week is over after the jump.

Nike x UNDERCOVER - Gyakusou International Running Association Collection Preview | Event Recap


Jun Takahashi's UNDERCOVER had collaborated with Nike to create a new campaign-cum-collection for this fall's running theme, named the "Gyakusou International Running Association". The collection was previewed at Nike 21 Mercer, and it attracted not just media from all over the world, but also fans of Takahashi.

» Nike x UNDERCOVER - Gyakusou International Running Association Collection Preview | Event Recap


Nike Stadium x NYC Bridge Runners - "Running Scared"  Halloween Night Run | Event Recap


There is nothing to get the heart rate revving like being chased by monsters and ghosts and ghouls. The NYC Bridge Runners gives runners a little dose of motivation with Nike Stadiums in an organized run for Halloween, "Running Scared". The group of runners proved to be quite a formidable bunch, and definitely comparable to the traditional Halloween parade.

» Nike Stadium x NYC Bridge Runners - "Running Scared" Halloween Night Run | Event Recap


NIKE5 Japan - Invasion: Declaration | Video


In promotion of NIKE5, a special soccer boot designed for both indoor and outdoor surfaces, Nike Japan had released a new video, the "Invasion: Declaration" short which documents how NIKE5 conquers football.

» NIKE 5 Japan - Invasion: Declaration | Video


N*E*R*D - "Hypnotize U" | Official Video


The wait is finally over for N*E*R*D fans as the groups latest album, Nothing, has finally hit stores. And on the same day, N*E*R*D releases the video to "Hypnotize U". Cue a sudsy Pharrell and a battalion of models.

» N*E*R*D - "Hypnotize U" | Official Video


Panasonic Lumix DMC -GF2 | Preview


After the highly acclaimed GF1, Panasonic has finally released specs and details of the new LUMIX DMC-GF2, which is 19% smaller than its predecessor. The camera will be available coming January.

» Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 | Preview


Jordan Brand - Do Whatever it Takes


Carmelo Anthony splits himself into many, playing the coach, the offensive, the defensive, and the commentator all in one busy video, "Do Whatever It Takes", created by the Jordan Brand, right on time for the NBA fever.

» Jordan Brand - Do Whatever It Takes | Video
» Jordan Brand - "Do Whatever It Takes" Behind The Scene With Carmelo Anthony | Video


fragment design x Nike Dunk High


Nike and fragment design are not strangers when it comes to working with each other, but this time around, the collaborative canvas is the ubiquitous street staple, the Nike Dunk High.

» fragment design x Nike Dunk High


Dr. Martens SoHo New York - Official Opening | Event Recap


Dr. Martens have finally established a new stand-alone store in SoHo, much to the delight of the fans of the classic 8-eye combat boots. Lace up!

» Dr. Martens SoHo New York - Official Opening | Event Recap


Dave White - Rodeo Rider Mural | AOL Headquarters In New York City


Artist Dave White had infiltrated the AOL Headquarters in New York City, and left his mark, well, a Rodeo Rider to be exact, in the form of a mural as a part of his commissioned work (commissioned by AOL).

» Dave White - Rodeo Rider Mural | AOL Headquarters In New York City


Casio G-Shock - November 2010 Releases


Crazy colors and shock resistant and more? Casio G-Shock offers a new line-up of colors for its classic models as well as new numbers for November.

» Casio G-Shock - November 2010 Releases


adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Winter Collection


Prepping for the colder weather, the chills and snow, adidas Originals had released a few weather-appropriate survival footwear such as the ZX800 Casual and fur-lined Honey Collection for those who are not going to let the cold stop them from taking over the streets and beyond.

» adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - ZX800 Casual Collection
» adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Honey Winter Collection


Burton x adidas Originals - Quilted Button Down


An urban woodsman strikes this winter and looks rather stylish in the new collaboration collection by adidas Originals and Burton. Corduroy and crisp white cotton never looks so good and manly together.

» Burton x adidas Originals - Quilted Button Down


LACOSTE Legends Collection


12 legendary cultural icons, and one legendary L.12.12 polo shirt will come out to become a collection of sneakers full of distinctive character, flavor, and tradition. Legendary? You bet.

» LACOSTE - The Power Of 12 Collection
» LACOSTE Legends Collection | Video