Locations: New York City, San Francisco, Berlin
Legendary artists Futura and Stash both tried their hands in the retail game for a time. While both started off on their own endeavors separately — with Stash with Nort in NYC and Berlin, and Futura with Recon and Subware in NYC — in 2005 they combined forces and opened near Supreme in NYC. They eventually opened a second location in San Francisco, the now home of The Darkside Initiative. Despite the popularity of Stash and Futura, both of whom have a significant track record of creating dope sneakers, Nort/Recon just wasn’t meant to be. A flood got the best of their downtown Manhattan location in the winter of 2009 and after moving to Brooklyn, the end was near for both Nort/Recon locations.