Events June 5, 2017

Karen Civil In-Store Book Signing + Q&A

Last evening at our South Street store location, we played host to a special guest and longtime VILLA friend, the one and only successful, intelligent, media maven: Karen Civil. Karen was interviewed by our Field Marketing Manager and her real-life friend, Anthony (Munch) Steele, with questions asked about her success as a mogul in the music industry, her relationship with VILLA, and her influence in the digital world. She also welcomed guests to a book signing of her first book…

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Events May 30, 2017

Release Event | “Uptempo Experience”

ICYMI, we hosted the release of the Triple White Uptempo Experience at our Chicago store this weekend! Unlike any other VILLA release parties, we got the chance to showcase all three Air Max Uptempos: The Air Max 2 Uptempo ’94, Air More Uptempo ’96 and the Air Max Uptempo ’95. The event was filled with food, friends, live music and a live Uptempo inspired painting. Our customers also got to shop around our store for a summer outfit to match their…

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Events Music May 25, 2017

VILLA Hosts Puma Clyde X COOGI “Biggie Hour” Event

“Honeys wanna chat, but all we wanna know is where the party at?” This is probably what you were thinking on your way to VILLA’s Puma Clyde X COOGI “Biggie Hour” Event. If you weren’t in attendance last night, it’s all good baby, BABY! We’re here to catch you up on what you missed. To perfect the old-school vibe, we hosted the event at the famous Philly spot, Silk City Diner. The Diner’s nightclub area features red and neon lighting,…

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Fashion May 24, 2017

Rih Rih Release | PUMA X Fenty Jelly Slides

Releasing exclusively at VILLA on Thursday, May 25th at 10AM. Can’t get enough of this Rih Rih X Puma Collaboration? Well, prepare to be wooed again. It’s no shock that many of the bad gal’s collections are before our times with lots of modern, futuristic vibes. But this time, the fashion goddess decided to be a bit more nostalgic with these retro 90’s clear jelly slides. Summer is upon us, so these babies are a must-have! These jelly slides were…

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Community Events May 22, 2017

Panel Discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship

On Sunday, May 21st, VILLA’s VP of Marketing, Setfree Richardson, and Manager of Community Engagement, Rodney Robbins, participated in an interactive panel discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship. Setfree and Rodney shared knowledge about VILLA’s history and values, innovative practices in marketing and corporate social responsibility, and their experience working in the retail & sneaker industry, in general. IHHE is a 9-month program for Philadelphians between the ages of 18 and 32 using hip hop’s best practices to…

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Fashion May 22, 2017

Air Max “Gold Pack Experience” Release Event

VILLA Store | Dallas, TX Golden tickets surfaced our Dallas location for the Air Max “Gold Pack Experience” Release Event. Per usual, we hosted a live raffle for the release of the Air Max 95, Air Max 97 and Air Max Zero. The sweet prize of a pair of golden Air Max’s was accompanied by free drinks, food, live Air Max inspired painting, live music, and a fun, easy-going shopping experience for all of our customers. Click on the slideshow…

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Fashion May 18, 2017

New Release| Puma Clyde X Coogie “Sweater”

Coogi and Puma have been conjuring up something that’s going to take us all back to early 90’s Hip-Hop. Giving ode to the late, great Notorious B.I.G., the Puma Clyde Coogi is giving the infamous Biggie sweater look, but in sneaker fashion. The classic low top Clyde is built in two contrasting colors, both with the busy Coogi design. This shoe is designed with premium construction featuring black leather upper with a patterned formstripe and lining matching metallic gold branding…

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Music May 17, 2017

2017 BET Awards Nominees List

We are one month away from the 2017 BET Awards and the list of nominees is outstanding! It’s somewhat predicable, but also a bit bewildering– for example, Cardi B being up for Best Female Hip-Hop artist, alongside Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma? Some raised eyebrows, but a round of applause for the Love & Hip-Hop star nonetheless. To the surprise of no one, Beyonce is in the lead with seven nominees, including her nomination for Album of the…

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Fashion May 17, 2017

New Release | Air Max ‘Metallic Gold Pack’

Photo courtesy of Sneaker News After honorably winning the silver last month, Nike Air Max 95 & 97 finally takes the gold. This time around, the sneaks are getting a complete golden transformation in AM97 form. Each style will come dressed in a shiny old upper that will go along with a varsity red Nike Swoosh and black hits to the likes of the lining, nylon lace loops and rubber outsole. Get your Nike Air Max “Metallic Gold Pack” is…

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Lifestyle Music May 15, 2017

New Song Alert | ASAP Rocky, Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo

New beats from Frank Ocean’s “Blonded Radio” is just what we all need right about now. Each episode of Blonded Radio features new music debuts every week, and May 15th just happened to be the most lit! Episode 6 of the show was hosted by Frank Ocean, Vegyn and Roof Access, which premiered A$AP Rocky’s new song, “RAF”, featuring a hot list of artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and mystery man Frank Ocean. Listen here:  …

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