Recap: The Candy Store Re-Opening

This past Friday was a big day for streetwear in the UK, and for Birmingham especially, as the doors of the brand new Candy Store opened to the public for the first time. The new retail spot has been in the works for a while now, but on Friday at around 10:30am, months of hard graft and preparation finally came together in what looks to be an excellent new store.

The man behind the store is Brum’s own Jay Read, who you may already know from his Jilted Royalty brand. Jay and his team have brought together the most established names in streetwear, together with some lesser known, in a new location, bringing a fresh breath of air to the city’s streetwear scene. The Daily Street’s own JB was on hand to check it all out, after getting through a line that started around 8:30am, and eventually faded out around 2pm, and stepping across the gargantuan welcome mat…

The walls and windows were stacked with product – a well thought out space with plenty of room and space to chill. Neon tubing lines the windows, matching a black/white/purple colour scheme that runs throughout, and there are plenty of special pieces decorating the space too, including custom bikes, individually framed art pieces, and the custom comic book counter.

I’m hugely impressed with what the new Candy Store team have put together, and the store is even better than I could have expected. I think it’s going to be a real good thing for Birmingham and it’s scene, and I’m really looking forward to what’s to come. Make sure to check out The Candy Store on your next trip. Time to let the pictures do the talking.

Adam Scotland

One of the three founding members of THE DAILY STREET, Adam is our Editor at TDS. Adam works in the streetwear industry for Out Of Step Ltd., specialising in both USA and UK brands. He also contributes to The Hundreds website.

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Comments

  • Doc

    was a good day! new stores dope

  • RIQO

    AWESOME STORE!! I CHECKED IT OUT OVER THE WEEKEND AND IT WILL DEFINATELY MAKE BIRMINGHAM PROUD. PLUS, WITH THE TEAM THEY HAVE, IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER….BIG TINGS A GWAN

  • toocoolfoschool

    woah! looks a lot different than before. will definitely be popping down to come visit and stock up!

  • bundem

    yeh this is sick

  • luis

    Jeez….what happened to Ian?

  • nick

    since when did jay reed run it? i thought it was a guy called ian?

  • Suffocake

    Ian owned/ran the old store, Jay is in charge of the new venture and to my knowledge, Ian is no longer involved.

  • http://- y

    not that great hate it when independent shops use ikea untis its so shit my baby bros got them in there room on top of that the purple lights make it look seedy as fuck dead brands to but yh its all gd

  • THEBOSS

    I think this is one of the first UK stores that is on a level with U.S shops.
    If you look at The Hunders, Supreme, Diamond Supply Co, they all have wicked U.S stores..
    Its about time somewhere like this opened up lets just hope they start stocking the right brands.