69. Neighborhood

Americans make something and then the Japanese take it and make it better. They do it with our cars, TVs, and in the case of Neighborhood, our Americana denim and biker culture. If a product is Neighborhood, it sells out in New York, regardless of the price (which is insanely high). That's just how it is. Solid brand, moves product. There has recently been some Internet shakeup over some Nazi imagery in the Fall 2009 collection, we'll see how this effects the power of the brand from here on out.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Neighborhood designer Kazuki has a capsule collection with adidas under the ObyO line.