Bogey Boys, the new golf fashion line from Macklemore, will bring its old school game to the rapper’s home turf with a Pike/Pine retail pop-up. The new 10th Ave shop is just a block over from where Capitol Hill’s old Value Village was preserved and redeveloped as a home for a new WeWork and, yes, a virtual golf bar slated to open in the building by the end of the year.
“From the cardigans to the polos to the hoodies, men and women can wear this collection,” hip hop artist Ben Haggerty told the Seattle Times about his new passion for golf as the hype for Bogey Boys was building earlier this year. “It has been a passion project, and also a way that when I say shake up the game of golf, that’s not just clothing. That’s one aspect of it. I think we need to shake up the entire narrative and make it accessible for everyone.”
The company is touting the new Bogey Boys shop as “an amazing flagship pop up experience” but current plans call for the location and a vintage retail component to be open only through the end of the year. The shop was recently hiring, on the look for candidates “who love engaging with new people, enjoy collaboration, and who want to create a space for community,” plus, “bonus points if you love golf!”
The company announced the shop will debut Saturday, September 18th at 1523 10th Ave.
It’s the former home of high end retailer Totokaelo where the fashion shop folded in the summer of 2020 amid COVID-19 restrictions. The two-level store neighbors popular Capitol Hill bookstore Elliott Bay Book Company and equally popular Linda Derschang joint Oddfellows.
It’s a busy neighborhood. Across the street, Glossier’s revived global retail ambitions got a new Pike/Pine start in August as the beauty brand opened its first store following a wave of pandemic closures.
Meanwhile, around the corner on 11th Ave, virtual golf bar Five Iron Golf says it is swinging into Seattle with a 12,000 square-foot venue set to open by the end of the year on Capitol Hill.
All in all, the Bogey Boys pro shop joins a Pike/Pine mix far different from the days of Macklemore’s rise in hip hop and popped tags at Value Village — but maybe not such a long shot from the artist’s side of the Hill.
Learn more at bogeyboys.com.
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