It was brilliant. 2 floors - basement always carrying the dopest stuff. Can't say I was there in '96 but certainly was in '98-99. Returned in mid-2000's after uni and walked there to discover it'd shut up and gone. Gutted.
Fly was a small legend back then, I first "read" about it in Mens Non No in about 1996. If I can dig that issue out when i get my stuff out of storage it probably has a picture and/or interview with Simon Porter from memory.
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Oh hang on, Hideout used to be Hit and Run, didn't it? 1998, iirc. Like I say, I used to go to Fly a lot because it was round the corner from my lab, didn't venture into SoHo as much to shop.
Hit and Run stocked more Japanese labels, stuff like BAPE and the like. Fly tended to have more US product - a better selection of Stussy than the actual Stussy store IME, stuff like Project Dragon, Silas, good sneaker selections, and little odds and sods like those belts with old car or airplane buckles that were briefly cool.
Fly was definitely more skate-oriented than Hit and Run.
yeah okay cool. Yeah hit & run was hideout later, I thought Fly had had jp stuff too.
Didn't Fly used to have Supreme? or not until later on? That would fit into the US thing.
Sydney had a store called Central Station records back then that had a lot of the same kind of stuff, PD, SSUR, SNAFU, there was a store 78 worked at I never found that had Supreme too. I think what Australia lacked was a hit & run type operation at the time, had to go to Japan for that shit. we did have a japanese book store with all the popular pieces in Japan laid out in PX megastore ads in Street Jack mag though!
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