One of the Biggest Collectors Opened a Sneaker Gallery Worth $2 Million
by Above Royalty on November 13, 2015
When it comes to sneaker-collectors-turned-resellers, there aren't many names that can compete with Andre Ljustina, better known to 'heads as Croatianstyle. He's a certified O.G. in the culture, earning notoriety for pulling stunts like flexing multiple pairs of "Paris" SB Dunks during the early days of Niketalk. These days, Croatianstyle makes his keep as the founder of Project Blitz, but it turns out that he's been keeping another very special project under wraps for years, and it's finally ready to be unveiled.
RETROspective is a carefully curated pop-up event that will showcase more than 3,000 sneakers from Croatianstyle's archives, including rare pairs from Nike, Jordan, adidas, New Balance, ASICS, and Vans. The collection spans over 16 years and emphasizes rare, hard to find product such as vintage O.G.s and samples. In total, there will be an estimated $2M worth of kicks on display, but that's not even the best part.
After the event, every single pair of sneakers will be made available for purchase. This is sort of opportunity that probably won't come around again, so plan accordingly. RETROspective opens to the public tomorrow, November 14 and runs through the weekend at Known Gallery located at 441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles.