The Darkside Initiative

    Limited edition, top-tier, hard to find, mostly imported clothing and shoes—that is what The Darkside Initiative is all about. A very limited number of units are available for many items you will find here, for some of which this shop is only one of two US retailers selling the product at all. Dark Side Initiative is located on the northern end of the North Beach neighborhood, but the trek is worth it. The store carries a large selection of footwear—a lot of retro styles, and some covetable concept designs by brands like Nike, Converse, and Vans. Besides rare sneakers, another specialty here is technical apparel gear by German design agency ACRONYM (if you haven’t heard of this brand, the fact that they design apparel for German Special forces should give you an idea of the type of clothing they make). Think futuristic James Bond clothing. Expect to see clothing and shoe wear you can’t find anywhere else in the US, and in only a few other locations worldwide.Show lessRead more

    1827 Powell Street , San Francisco (btw Greenwich St. and Filbert St.)

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