Founded: 1997
Where to cop in NYC: ONLY NY, 176 Stanton St. 

NYC has a strong history of championing sportswear and technical brands that are built with function in mind. The city is a hectic place, and the performance attributes of the garments not only fair well within NYC's environment, but they look cool, too.

Inspired by the city's heritage with brands such as The North Face and Polo Ralph Lauren, ONLY NY has taken the city's connection with underground skate culture and applied it to the most wearable of streetwear pieces. If you're into bucket hats, 5-panel caps, graphic T-shirts, and printed button-down shirts, ONLY is your brand.