see, only a white person would think this no shots hk
no nicca everrrrr is gonna talk about heading to a thrift sto’
Johnny Polygon. Dude used to get posts on nah back in like 07. Dude was black with a danny brown haircut, but chubby. Used to rap about thrift stores and putting shit on lay away at goodwill. Too ahead of his time.
Ecko, the hip hop clothing line that morphed over a decade from underground to JC Penney chic, is in danger of going bankrupt. Maybe that 280,000 square-foot fantasyland office was a bit much?
The company, which was once upon a time a fashion retailing darling, is now staring down $170 million in debt. It’s fair to say that company chief Marc Ecko has not always been the most frugal spender, for the company or himself:
In 2007, he paid $750,000 for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run ball, then branded it with an asterisk. Which was kinda cool, but still.
He built himself a huge Italian villa-style mansion in Jersey and pimped it out—including, we hear from a pretty good source, buying hand-painted wallpaper and spending $180,000 on custom doorknobs.
Company headquarters are just ridiculous: “Having slashed its bloated expenses in half, Marc Ecko is desperately trying to lease out chunks of its 280,000-square-foot headquarters on West 23rd Street — which includes a half-size basketball court.” Decidedly not recession-era specs:
black dude does this he get called all kindsa words by his own people