What is Street Wear you ask? It’s a retro-80’s look inspired by the sneaker culture and Hipsters on the Lower East Side of New York. Not to be confused with Urban Fashion or Hip Hop.
Do you like sneakers, cool tees, retro snap back hats and other accessories? If so, this walking tour is for you! Explore some of the trendiest, non commercial boutiques with an expert, while learning about the Boston street wear scene and discovering local haunts.
We'll start in the Harvard Square area, then hop on the T and head over to downtown Boston, where we'll finish the tour.
Details: Originally opened in 1996, Concepts seeks to develop an original and diverse point of view as retail curators.
Details: This big, underground bargain basement for footwear has a wide range of prices and styles for both men and women. Shoes, boots, sneakers, heels, flats, you name it, they got it.
Details: The alternative answer to Boston's chain, Newbury Comics, Hootananny is a mash-up of apparel, footwear, accessories and random novelty items and gag gifts. This stop is sure to keep you occupied for a while.
Details: A store with a fresh look that combines the elements of world culture. Kulturez represents skate culture, DJing, hip-hop, reggae, rock, punk, and more. You won't want to miss this stop.
Then we'll hop on the T and head downtown:
Details: What started as a joke from the trunk of a beat up '89 Toyota Camry now lives on the renowned Newbury Street. You're in for quite a surprise at this stop.
Details: Inspired by art, music, skateboarding and the life that surrounds it, you'll be sure to find your next favorite tee in here.
Details: The last stop is a hidden gem off of Newbury Street that you'll definitely want to tell friends about, and that's all I'm saying!
- Inside knowledge into the street wear culture
- A guided tour of Cambridge
- Discounts @ select locations
- A stroll down the famous Newbury Street
Come with an open mind and spending money. Expect to do a bit of walking, so make sure to wear your favorite sneakers.
Meeting Place18 Brattle Street #352, Cambridge, MA 02138
ReviewsRate this tour!
★★★★✩ I never knew I was interested in street wear until I met Steve by Alana B.
Wow, Steve is the most knowledgable, fun tour guide I've had the opportunity to meet so far. He knows everything about the movement, the clothing and the people involved. Almost everywhere we went, the storekeepers knew Steve and made sure to come over to chat with us personally. Steve is a wealth of knowledge and an all around interesting guy. I definitely recommend you check out this tour, because if a Ann Taylor Loft-loving fashion blogger enjoyed it, you definitely will!
★★★★★ Unique tour in a cool part of the city by Kim S.
Steve is awesome. He's easy to talk to, non-judgemental, and has a great personality. He knows a lot about not only street wear, but related topics that surround the culture and knows a lot about the city since he has been living in the area for a long time. This tour was a great way to browse through stores I never knew existed, be friendly with the shop owners/managers since Steve knows many of them, and learn more about a style and a movement that has existed for some time. I had a blast walking the streets of Boston with Steve, and would recommend this tour to street wear junkies and newbies alike.
Personal recommendation from Brendan N.
I have known Steve for over 3 years in a professional work relationship and he is the perfect person to guide this tour of Boston's street culture. Besides being professional he is crazy enthusiastic and definitively knows what he is talking about. I recommend giving the tour a try and i'll bet Steve shows you a great unique experience that is not offered anywhere else -B
Personal recommendation from Steve S.
I've been on this tour a couple of times. Every time i go is better than the last, if your looking for all of the hot spots for clothing,sneakers or even gifts for other people this tour is the best hands down, Steve Rocks!
Personal recommendation from Katy J.
I've lived in Boston all my life and i never new these stores existed. This tour was way better than going to the mall or walking up and down Newbury st. I got the inside scoop on the best places to get streetwear. Our guide was awesome and funny =)
Personal recommendation from Camellia S.
Being a Boston area resident for most of my life, I felt somewhat embarrased (even if only to myself) when some friends of the family came from overseas to stay with us for a few days and naturally wanted me to show them around. On the advice of a friend I decided to take Steve Aldeus's Streetwear Tour and though I rarely do this, I had such a great time and I was so impressed by Steve's personality, knowledge of the Boston / Cambridge area and the overall tour, that I decided to write the guy an endorsement. My overseas guests had a great time, and I didn't have to do any work. I now also have a whole new set of places to visit that are off the beaten path and will definitely be returning to some of them. If you're from out of town or like me and aren't that familiar with your own neighborhood or even if you are familiar with your neighborhood, I guarantee you that Steve will introduce you to some really cool spots you haven't heard of or been to yet. Get your friends together and go have a great time with Steve.
Personal recommendation from Brendan N.
I have worked with Steve in a professional business setting for three years, and there is NO ONE better to do a streetwear tour than Steve Take the tour and enjoy learning about real life street culture
- Location: Cambridge
- Occupation: Design/Fashion
- School: Art Institute of Boston
- Favorite Places: Cambridge, Boston
- Languages: English, Creole
- About me: I Was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I'm a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston with a degree in illustration and animation. After 7 years of working in sales and being laid off from my last sales job I decided to create my own business. I took time away from work to get back in touch with my artistic roots and after 6-8 months of trying many avenues of art I arrived in the fashion industry. I design watches and accessories for street wear, young adults, and guys and gals in their early to late 20s. Along side of that I do product design, graphic design, painting and graphic arts.