Lower Grounds Opening Party

4/27/2017 3:09 PM

To celebrate our grand opening, we’ve come together with adidas Originals, New Balance, and Sneaker Freaker Mag for a dope charity raffle.

An entry could win you a pair of Yeezy Boost 350V2’s, Sneaker Freaker x Diadora Taipan’s, New Balance Sneakers + 247 Bomber Jackets, Lower Grounds Tees, and some other special contraband in each pack.

Tickets are $2, unlimited entries allowed and are available from Lowergrounds Store at Basement 15 McKillop Street store from today until the end of the opening party. Winner will be drawn via instagram with all proceeds are going to the @movember foundation.

The Lower Grounds Opening Party will kick off this Friyay the 28th of April, 6pm until 8pm. We’ll see you there. Basement Level 15 McKillop Street, Melbourne 3000.

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Following our 'official' opening party and an incredibly successful charity raffle marking the occasion, we are pleased to debut Lower Grounds inaugural graphic t-shirt collection. Continuing the streetwear-esque look and feel of our new space, the collection features a variety of graphic logo t's in classic greys and whites, along with some subtle punches of colour.

Stocks are limited, so be sure to head online or pop into Lower Grounds, Basement 15 McKillop Street to grab one before its too late!

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Outfit Of The Week 08/05/2017

5/8/2017 10:57 AM

With a gloomy start to the week, Mr. Mannequin’s all rugged up and keeping warm and dry underneath our latest deliveries from Hancock, orSlow, Norse Projects, Engineered Garments, and New Balance. Kicking it all off with a triple layering of Hancock’s Articles, paired off with orSlow’s US Army Jacket, and Norse Projects’ Villads Twill Button Down. Heading down to the lower half of this weeks’ outfit, and Mr. Mannequin’s opted for a pair of Engineered Garments’ French Terry Track Pant, before finishing it all off with a freshly laced pair of New Balance’s ML1978HA.

Has he outdone himself? Continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details of this week’s outfit, and head in store and online now to check out all of the individual pieces first hand…

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Converse have teamed up with coveted Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and Fragment Designs once more. Adding his signature minimalistic designs to the Chuck Taylor SE Hi & Low. The classic black Chuck Taylors features a premium canvas upper with some of Fujiwara’s accenting details from the Fragment ‘lightning bolt’ heel tab, and midsole script, before the name badge is stitched inside each pair. An extra level of comfort is added to the silhouette with the Lunarlon inner soles and system for a lightweight feel and extra comfort with each step.

The Fragment Designs Chuck Taylor SE will be hitting our shelves this coming Friday the 19th of May. Releasing from 11am at our Lower Grounds, Basement Level 15 McKillop Street location. Sizes US7 through to US12 (whole sizes only) will be available for $120. For all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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adidas Originals are dishing out more of their coveted NMD ranges, bringing Primeknit and Boost together again for the City Sock CS2. Having both men and women covered for this trio of City Socks, the CS2 as its namesake suggests features a melange primeknit upper with no lacing system leaving the knit sock to sit atop the coveted moulded Boost sole unit. The women’s offering comes to us in Pearl with subtle accents of white and black woven throughout the upper. For the men’s offerings there are a Black, and Grey counterpart, featuring subtle accenting yarns before a vibrant purple weaves its way into the in-step.

All three colourways will release this Saturday the 20th of May at our Lower Grounds located in the Basement 15 McKillop Street. In-store release will be from 11am with any remaining pairs releasing online later the same day. For the women’s selections, sizes US5 through to US10 (including half sizes) will be available for $250. For the men’s selections, sizes US5 through to US13 (including half sizes) will be available for $250. Until Saturday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump.

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Sitting alongside this weekend’s City Socks from adidas Originals is a duo of the NMD R1 in the coveted ‘Glitch Knit’. This time around, the NMD R1 comes to us in Linen/Khaki, and White/Black, letting the uncalculated melange styled knit upper take over from heel to toe. The upper sits upon the NMD’s signature Boost sole unit, this time reverting to the classic R1 support and cushioning black wrapping the sole unit.

Both colourways will release this Saturday the 20th of May at our Lower Grounds located in the Basement 15 McKillop Street. In-store release will be from 11am with any remaining pairs releasing online later the same day. Available in men’s sizes only, the NMD R1’s will come in sizes US7 through to US13 (including some half sizes) for $270. Head on over after the jump for all of the finer details, before heading in-store to grab a pair for yourselves…

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Vans UltraRange

5/16/2017 1:38 PM

Vans are celebrating the spirit of adventure and the creative journey, with the introduction of the UltraRange. To celebrate we teamed up with Vans to bring our everyday journeys to the UltraRange taking the silhouette through its paces in and around the streets of Melbourne.

The latest addition to their range brings the classic silhouette into the contemporary with versatile footwear innovation designed to traverse with you, wherever your wildest pursuits may lead. With a modern shape and new co-molded midsole construction, the Vans UltraRange is engineered with fundamental design, advanced comfort, lightweight traction, and superior mobility in mind.

The UltraRange UC LX model employs Vans’ next generation of footwear technology in a slim-profile, low top design, blending premium leathers and ballistic nylon textiles for enhanced durability. The UltraRange will hit our shelves this Saturday the 20th of May at our Lower Grounds location at Basement Level 15 McKillop Street, Melbourne 3000. For all of the finer details continue reading after the jump and head in store from 11am this Saturday to secure a pair for yourselves…

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Outfit Of The Week 22/05/2017

5/22/2017 9:36 AM

Mr. Mannequin’s back and in action again this week, making his rounds in a series of our latest arrivals with pieces from Tom Wood, Kapital, Mountain Research, Norse Projects, Indigo Robes, and adidas Originals. Kicking it all off with a layered combination of Norse Projects’ Anton Oxford Shirt and Sigrid Merino Knit in Lt. Grey Melange before throwing over Kapital’s Katsuragi Ring Coat in Black. Accessorising with Indigo Robes’ Brendan Beanie in Natural Wool and Tom Wood’s Cushion Ring in Black Onyx, and Satin. Heading down to the lower half of this week’s outfit, and Mr. Mannequin has opted for a pair of Mountain Research’s Piped Stem Pants in Black before sliding into a fresh pair of adidas Originals’ NMD CS2 in Black/Purple.

Has he outdone himself this week? Continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details and see for yourselves, and head in store and online for all of the individual pieces…

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Aprix Footwear

5/22/2017 3:45 PM

From brand designing for New York heavyweights Supreme, to launching his own label under the moniker Noah, Brandon Babenzien takes on footwear with Aprix. Taking design cues from the classics, each Aprix silhouette mixes a minimalistic approach, with premium materials, and construction to display a sense of timelessness. With a sole unit crafted in Italy, and the rest of the silhouettes crafted in Portugal, the Suede Lows come to us in Grey, Navy, Pink, and White.

Whilst they’re not box logos, they’ll certainly do the trick. You can grab the range from our Up There location on Level 1/15 McKillop Street. For those of you who can’t make it in store, they’re also available online with all of the finer detailed imagery after the jump.

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Tom Wood Jewellery

5/23/2017 8:19 AM

Tom Wood takes its name from the alter ego of Norwegian designer Mona Jensen. The darkly mysterious well travelled character in which the label takes its namesake embraces functional, yet timeless design with a heavy focus on attention to detail. Utilising exquisite materials, and upmost craftsmanship, Tom Wood produces the unique pieces that are bound for generations to come.

Hitting the shelves at Up There for the very first time, our initial instalment of Tom Wood brings us a selection of signature rings and necklaces. Their simple cut ‘Cushion Rings’ gives a timeless yet contemporary expression, keeping your fingers correct with Black Onyx, Tiger Eye, and Green Marble stones adorning the crest of each ring. For unique metal finishes the Cushion comes with a brushed Satin top, or Gold accent. Adding a subtle offset Black Diamond to round out the selections. For your necks, the Tom Wood range offers ‘The Bullet’. A clean minimalistic design that resembles its namesake crafted from 925 sterling silver and ready to hold a secret message amongst other things inside.

The Tom Wood jewellery range is now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street location as well as online. For an in-depth look at the selections, continue reading after the jump…

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