Living in New York City in the late nineties, it was impossible not to stop by the X-Girl boutique on Lafayette just down the block from Supreme. It was one of my routine stops and I loved everything in the store. A few years later when I started my first t-shirt line, X-Girl was a huge inspiration.
Founded by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and stylist Daisy von Furth, X-Girl was the ladies’ street wear complement to X-Large, the clothing line started by The Beastie Boys. The line featured t-shirts, dresses, skirts and hoodies and later expaneded to include accessories. With the first show produced by Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonez in the streets of New York and with Chloë Sevigny modeling, you couldn’t get more downtown than that.
In 1998, X-Girl was bought by a Japanese company and has since been produced and sold in Japan. For years I would buy Japanese fashion magazines and pine over the X-Girl product that I could no longer get. Now, the line is available at VFiles, a NY boutique and online shop. You can get your X-Girl on now at VFiles.com.
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