Nothing stokes the fire of desire like the prospect of unavailability. That is, when Gallery Dept. founder Josué Thomas announced that the brand would be closing its doors a few months back, we began writing a list of all the pieces we have to own before we don’t have the possibility anymore. Luckily, Gallery Dept. stockists continue to sell stock but make no mistake, once it’s gone, it’s really gone.
One such stockist is Luisaviaroma. The Italian retailer still has some of the label’s best work to date in stock, including a bunch of pieces from the Lanvin x Gallery Dept. collaboration that signaled the climax of this brand’s shortlived story arc.
Founded in 2017, Gallery Dept. covered a lot of ground in very little time. Dressing names like Migos, LeBron James, and Virgil Abloh in its signature paint-splattered pieces, the brand grew to renown quickly despite its opaque PR tactics: in the sense that there wasn’t any, really.
If you knew, you knew. That was always the philosophy for Gallery Dept., a philosophy that’s all too rare nowadays. So, in honor and remembrance of this enigmatic label, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best Gallery Dept. sneakers and pieces still available at Luisaviaroma.
Shop 10 pieces of Gallery Dept. sneakers & clothing to cop before the brand closes.
Studio Gym Shorts
Translating streetwear classics into artworks was the name of the game for Gallery Dept. and this pair of Gym Shorts embodies that concept.
The Lanvin collaboration proffered some memorable products but, at the end of the day, we think that this Bumpr update was our favorite of the lot. Don't sleep on this pair.
While most of the brand's clothing features bold painted details, this jersey polo cuts against the grain with a simple finish. Just a text logo to the reverse calls for attention.
Ol' G Cap
It's harder than you might think to make a perfect cap. This is it. Chenille detailing to the front complements the clean white cotton construction for a retro varsity feel.
Exclusive to Luisaviaroma, this tee features collaboration branding front and center in contrasting colors. Bold, brash, and built perfectly.
We love a signature and these jeans combine two. Gallery Dept. is well known for its panel-cut flares and this pair features paint-drop detailing to boot.
Small Leather Bag
While Gallery Dept. sneakers often stole the limelight, we were always attracted to the brand's accessories. This small leather shoulder bag combines Lanvin's traditional leather know-how with the masterful detailing GD was known for.
With the number of colors and bold aspects that characterized the collections, working GD into an outfit can be difficult. Opting for a small flash of energy like this silk scarf is a nice way to ease open the styling door.
A wonderfully retro high-top base in clean white acts as the foundation (or canvas) for Josué Thomas' liberal paintwork. This pair exudes DIY energy.
Much like the silk scarf, this card holder is a nice opportunity to work a punch of color into your more understated fits.
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