Alife clothing and footwear reflects the heart and soul of New York City's street art culture. Launched in a Lower East Side storefront in 1999, Alife started out as a studio of sorts for NYC artists interested in experimenting with fashion and design. Since then Alife has grown into one of the key brands on the urban apparel and sneaker markets — collaborating with Nike, Timberland and other major labels on curated apparel and limited-edition shoes and sneakers. Despite its popularity among celebs (Jay-Z and Jessica Alba are fans), Alife hasn't strayed far from its humble roots: its suede sneakers, roomy t-shirts, and classic sweatshirts eschew trendiness and ostentation in favor of simplicity and comfort.
Ah, that perennial problem: You’re scouring a sale for shoes, and just when you think you’ve found the perfect pair, and are starting to figure out which suits and jeans they'll work with, you suddenly discover that the store is completely, utterly sold out of them in your size. It’s the shopping equivalent of that old trope in the movies where a turntable needle scratches across a record. Well, whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, or lace-ups, you won’t experience that here, because every shoe in this sale comes in your size.
Alife’s modest approach to cool streetwear and sneakers has taken the New York City-based company incredibly far since it launched more than a decade ago. Known for highly curated apparel and limited-edition sneakers — often designed in collaboration with leading sportswear brands like Nike and world-renowned street artists and deejays — Alife has become one of the key players in the fast-growing urban-apparel market. Its success has led to loyal celebrity fans ranging from Jessica Alba to Jay-Z.
Exercise your sartorial freedom of choice with all the options in this collection. Hickey does preppy just right, while brands like A-Life and AG Adriano Goldschmied loosen things up with streetwise sneakers and jeans.
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