If you look fast, you might miss it. “Bodegas”, the infamous urban corner stores, are ubiquitous in busy city centers. Part grocer, part liqueur store, bodegas are what you run to when you open your fridge and realize you’re out of milk. But if you think the only thing this bodega sells is milk and detergent, think again.
Everything about Bodega is hidden. There’s no door, no number…no clues. On a nondescript side street Bodega sits back with a store front that looks like it only sells detergent and toilet paper. You’ll feel like you’ve got it wrong, but don’t worry, you haven’t! Head in through the front door and beeline past the counter to the Snapple machine. Yes, you’re still in the right place. Wait for it and the secret Snapple machine will eventually slide open to a pristine and popular sneaker and clothing store. Now, this is the real reason the cool kids stop by this neighborhood bodega.
Sneaker-heads and street wear aficionado’s love the funky, hip and limited edition footwear and clothes available here. Off the beaten track Bodega features pieces you can’t find anywhere else. While they specialize in men’s wear, Bodega also has a smaller women’s section too. Even if you’re not in the market for custom Air Jordan’s, Bodega is still worth checking out for their creative, unusual space.