TDE: The Championship Tour Pop Up Shop at The Gallery x WISH

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The TOP DAWG ENT Championship Tour Collection popped up at WISH! The concept of the collection was expressed through the use of mesh jerseys and shorts, Nike Dri Fit apparel, including novelty souvenir items like the exclusive TDE Football. The Championship Tour Pop Shop attracted a large crowd wrapped around front to the parking lot of The Gallery x Wish. All fans were able to purchase their exclusive merchandise then head to the show! Check out our Instagram Highlights for more. #WISHATL | #TheChampionShipTour

PUMA x MCM Puma Suede 50th Anniversary Collection at WISH!

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PUMA & MCM combine their influence to highlight the classic Puma Suede and MCM’s historic monogram. In-Store we celebrated the Puma Suede 50th Anniversary PUMA x MCM Collection. The two fashion houses created pieces that were nostalgic, reminding us of our favorites in old school hip hop and 90’s TV shows. Collection Sold In-Store at WISH.

TURN TABLE YOGA: Special Pop Edition w/ @Activvely + YEAR OF OURS

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TurnTable Yoga sponsored by Wish ATL & Year of Ours Activewear!

Atlanta’s hottest yoga party by Acvtivvely came to L5P’s dopest space, THE GALLERY x WISH. It was a one of kind evening featuring a sweat sesh, fresh activewear trends straight from LA and a first look at Pastiche Lumumba’s never before seen exhibit. It was an absolute success! From the incredible energy & Core Power Yoga’s amazing instructor Kayla Preston. I think it’s safe to say WISH may be your next favorite spot for yoga. Thank you ATL Yogis & Fit Fam for joining us! Shop YEAR OF OURS at WISH & STAY TUNED to what’s new in-store & at The Gallery By Wish!

Optimo Cigars Presents: Sticks & Kicks at WISH!

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ATL, came through! #SticksAndKicks was a great success filled with the love/community of Atlanta.
The panel discussion featured Atlanta’s Own, Sneaker Marketer: Senor Kaos. Our discussion was focused on music, sneaker culture & so much more. WATCH RECAP Here: Special thanks to @SpazVisuals!

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Music by: @seanfalyon
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The Gallery By Wish x An Exploration Of Her Ritual: Opening Night

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Art By: Chrissy Brimmage

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Live Painting By: Faatimah Stevens

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An Exploration of Her Ritual (HER RITUAL), is an exhibition focused on the exploration and celebration of the rituals practiced by women of color.

HER RITUAL features twenty-three (23) new and original works created by Atlanta-based artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers, focused on the mystery and normalcy of feminal rituals. Each woman explores a ritual through the lens of personal, cultural and familial traditions, as well as non-traditional, modern rituals. Each work incorporates photography as a connective thread reinforcing the rawness and authenticity of each ritual. The opening will include interactive elements, inviting guests to also engage in on-site rituals. Our community continues to help make the gallery opening a success! With a line passed the gallery and around the corner, we can say we had a packed house! The feedback and interaction with the art/artists was positive and so empowering.

An Exploration of Her Ritual | Curated by: Monica Campana, SOAP Goods Creative and Paula Cuevas On View till May 4th, 2018!

Adidas Consortium x Sneakerboy x Wish ATL Climacool Restock

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Coming off the successful drop on May13th, we will have a small restock of the Climacool’s. This iconic, early 21st century runner is currently enjoying a real renaissance. This time it is made translucent and, as its counterpart, luminescent. Similar to the PureBOOST, a new Primeknit fiber processing is applied that results in a geometricpatterned upper. As well as an outstanding product, it is a great example of adidas returning to an archive model and giving a type of contemporary rework impossible at the time of the Climacool’s initial conception.

Sneakerboy’s stores are all situated on the Australian Coast so the retailer looked to the sea for inspiration and began exploring aesthetic references to the box jellyfish, the world’s deadliest jellyfish. Its translucency and luminescence were the starting point for the collaborative design process. Even though native to the Australian waters, Wish – by chance – also knew of this particular jellyfish: the Georgia Aquarium is one of only four institutions in the world which houses the specimen. A great coincidence and exceptional link between these two partners.
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Wish ATL x Adidas Consortium x Sneakerboy Event Recap

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This past Saturday Atlanta gathered at Wish ATL for the launch of the Adidas Consortium x Wish x Sneakerboy collaboration. The store was transformed into an under the sea experience – the sneaker room was a glow in the dark ocean oasis and upstairs, a jellyfish installation greeted everyone as they made their way into the store. We also had DJ Don Cannon bring the sound, creating an awesome vibe. As a token of our appreciation, the first 100 people who bought sneakers were gifted with a special edition glow in the dark sneaker pin that mimicked our collab shoe which was super dope. Thank you to everyone who came out and check out the photos below!

 

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Adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange: Wish x Sneakerboy Coming Soon

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We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Sneakerboy in Australia for the Adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange program to create glow in the dark editions of the PureBOOST & ClimaCOOL, inspired by the worlds deadliest jellyfish.  The pack will release at Wish & Sneakerboy on May 13th In-store & Online. Stay tuned for more info.

Wish for Kicks

Wish ATL is launching a new charity initiative this month called #wishforkicks. We are collecting donations all month to turn those dollars into sneakers to give away to the teens from Chris180.org. Chris180 serves youth ages 6-17 in foster care who have emotional challenges stemming from trauma, as well as 18-24 year olds that are “aging out” of the foster care system and need help to get on their feet. Our goal is to provide a pair of sneakers from Wish for each child & teen in the organization for the Holidays.

Wish ATL has teamed up with a number of celebrities to help launch the program. Their generous donations helped us jump start this terrific campaign

A very special thanks to Kenny Burns, Josh Childress, Jermaine Dupri, David Fizdale, Jarrett Jack, K. Camp, Lloyd, Tyronn Lue, Lotto 7, Rayven Justice, Renaldo Nehemiah, Sammie, Shannon Sharpe, Josh Smith, Steve Smith, Greg Street, and T.I.

Stop in Wish today  to make a donation and help us grant a #wishforkicks

If you would like to contribute and are not local, please email us at admin@wishatl.com for more information.

 

ATLANTA EXCLUSIVE: Nike SC Trainer High ATL 96 Release

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Wish ATL & Epitome have teamed up for this exclusive Atlanta event. The Nike SC Trainer High ATL 96 will release on 8/5 in store at both locations.
Staying true to Atlanta and the history of the 1996 Olympic Games, on Thursday 8/4, we will host an Olympic themed scavenger hunt for 5 lucky winners from each store to be awarded the chance to reserve their sneaker on release day, Friday 8/5. Clues will also be given via each store’s snapchat.

Rules:
• Meet at Centennial Olympic Park at noon to enter the race. Representatives from both stores will be present.
• Participants will be given a clue at the start of the race that will lead them to their next destination.
• Participants who answer correctly and retrieve the next clue will then be placed on teams (#teamwish) (#teameptiome). 10 participants are eligible.
• Team Wish & Team Epitome will  need to find the remaining 3 clues each and return to the store of their team.
• Each participant/team member that retrieves all 4 clues and returns them to the team store will be eligible to reserve their shoe and place in line prior to the release on Friday 8/5.
• Each participant must be registered at the start of the race. Collecting any clue out of order will be dismissed.
• Participants may not use assistance from any other persons during the race
• Winners will be notified of instructions for pick up once race is complete.
• For those not participating in the Scavenger hunt, the release will be first come first serve on Friday 8/5 @ noon at both location.

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Wish x High Museum: ‘The Rise of Sneaker Culture’ VIP Event

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Wish played host to athletes and sneakerheads alike on Friday night, as we hosted a special VIP event for the opening of The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the High Museum. Guests were given access to the exhibit to check out over 155 sneakers from the archives of Adidas, Converse, Nike and of course, Jordan. A real sneakerhead’s delight as they can walk thru the collections, read the history, and see the shoes evolve from 1800s until present day. The exhibit runs from now until August 14. Make it a must to check it out!

Check out our album from our event. Stay tuned for a video coming soon.

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WISH x High Museum Presents: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

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In partnership with the High Museum, Wish ATL is excited to announce that “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” exhibit is coming to Atlanta! The exhibition explores the evolution of the sneaker from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as an urban status symbol and marker of masculine identity. There will be 155 different sneakers on display from the archives of adidas, Nike, and Converse, to design houses such as Prada and Louboutin. Come by the store and snap a pic standing on our Sneaker Exhibit mat and share on social media with the hashtag #SneakerHigh2016 for a chance to be included in an interactive slide show. Don’t miss the exhibit when it lands in Atlanta on June 11th, 2016.

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Wish Black History Month “Georgia Greats” Tee

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For this year’s Black History Month capsule, we collaborated with Atlanta based artist Markeidric (@Markeidric) to pay homage to four musicians: Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, and Gladys Knight. Taking inspiration from Mount Rushmore, we chose these four iconic Georgia musicians to be the faces on our own mountain of greatness. Through a t-shirt consisting of butter yellow and red graphic in resemblance of the Georgia clay, these musicians are recognized for sticking to its roots and cultivating music’s greatest sounds. The collection is now available here.

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Wish ATL x Vault by Vans Launch Party Recap

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This past Friday evening, sneakerheads, creatives, and everyone in-between gathered at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta to help celebrate the launch of Wish’s collaboration pack with Vault by Vans, the Fine Wine & Olives pack. The event, sponsored by both Heinken and Hercules, was a full house and hit amongst those in attendance. Sounds were provided by Two-9’s own DJ Osh Kosh, and helped to create a lively environment. Also a part of the entertainment was the OMG Booth, in which people could take pictures with the whole squad in front of a Wish backdrop. Check the rest of the post to see some of the action from the event.

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Wish & Peach Castle Presents: #WishBoomin Event Recap

Prior to opening up for Chance the Rapper on the Atlanta leg of his Family Matters Tour, superproducer Metro Boomin stopped by Wish ATL for his first official meet and greet, signing tees and meeting fans. Sounds for the event were provided by Toronto’s own DJ Osho, while fans got to kick back and vibe. Just for the event, Wish ATL x Peach Castle teamed up to release an exclusive set of “Wish Boomin'” tees for Metro to sign. This meet and greet comes on the heel of Metro’s flock of success and is sure to be the first of many come.

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Wish x Matt Senna Presents: “Higher Learning: Study 001” Exhibition Recap

Last weekend we teamed up with Los Angeles based conceptual artist Matthew Senna, known for his Air Jordan sculptures for a one night only event showcasing his first ever gold Air Jordan 1. His work conveys the cultural importance imbued within everyday objects, as well as their ability to symbolize a striving for greatness. With a sold-out RSVP list and a line out the door, the guest who arrived early were given a chance to purchase  85 Wish x Matt Senna Gold Logo T-shirt made for the event. Special thanks for our sponsors Dos Equis and Ciroc for the complimentary drinks throughout the night.

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