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Zoo York

It began in the early ’70s in the undisputed center of the universe, New York City. Championed by a tight-knit crew of progressive minds who lived and breathed NYC’s raw creative energy, a unique social movement began to take root that was strongly influenced by NYC’s unforgiving streets and colorful weave of global flavors. The Soul Artists of Zoo York sprang to life from Manhattan’s Riverside Park and built a thriving scene with aerosol, skateboards, block rockin’ beats, and originality at its core that quickly took on a life of its own and became an unstoppable global force.By the dawn of the ’80s, the term Zoo York had come to firmly symbolize NYC’s underground sect of artists, b-boys, skateboarders, punks, and their various creative off-shoots. The Zoo York revolution was in full effect as graf writers bombed trains, DJ’s mastered the wheels of steel, and skateboarders staked their claim to now legendary spots like Astor, Washington Square, and the Brooklyn Banks.In 1993, OG skateboarders Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Gessner, and Adam Schatz teamed up to found the East Coast’s first true skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brand - Zoo York. The trio siphoned creative inspiration from NYC’s rapidly evolving skateboarding, hip-hop, and graffiti scenes to produce a variety of culturally relevant, authentic products that were dark and gritty like New York City. What began as a simple line of decks and T-shirts steadily grew into a full blown streetwear collection marked by military surplus, urban-athletic styling that was designed to withstand the city’s rugged terrain.Today, Zoo York is a highly evolved, globally recognized brand with unbreakable East Coast attitude and dialect. As it has since day one, The Institute’s product line continues to be heavily influenced by skateboarding, graffiti, hip-hop, punk, and everything in between. The Manhattan-based brand proudly serves up a wide range of casual, utilitarian looks for men, women, and youths that fuse authentic military-influenced overtones with iconic Zoo York City imagery to capture the raw essence of NYC. Additionally, the company continues to be backed strongly by the Zoo Crew which includes original NYC graffiti artists, designers, musicians, new and old school skateboarders, and some of the biggest names in the surf, snow, BMX, and motocross communities.Look for Zoo York’s extensive line of skateboards, accessories, tactical clothing solutions, and footwear at finer retailers worldwide. Fourteen years strong and counting.

Size

Young Mens, Missy, Junior

Market

Womens, Mens

Price

Moderate

Apparel

T-Shirts, Streetwear

Import/Export

Showroom

40 West 23rd Street

New York, NY US

Main 917.262.3000

Fax

Headquarters

40 West 23rd Street

New York, NY US

Main 917.262.3000

Fax