Tucked away behind a steel gate on Shan Xi Nan Lu near Julu Lu is a charming little shop specializing in goods for the type of man who’d go to a magazine rack, pass by the FHM and pick up a Complex instead.
Aegis Co-op is definitely geared towards guys – especially ones who aren’t afraid to spend a little extra cash on fashion. One wall is entirely dedicated to high-end sneakers: a Nike Killshot Vintage (690RMB) sits adjacent to a collection of Adidas Snakeskins (1080RMB to 1280RMB) and some Clae Romare Hi s (1300RMB). Near the doorway is a sleek custom fixed gear bike (they’ll help you book one) and various eco-friendly messenger bags.
Other knickknacks: Moleskin notebooks (ranging from 72RMB to 231RMB), novelty ashtrays, an excellent pair of Grado SR60 headphones (680RMB), and several old-school shaving razors. Not sure how a Merker Heavy Double Duty Edge Razor (530RMB) differs from your normal Gillette? You can try it out right there.
The store has let wanderers in for a few weeks now, but the official grand opening is today. If you’ve been looking to treat yourself (or some discerning male you know), Aegis Co-op is worth a look-see.
Aegis Co-op, 80 Shan Xi Nan Lu near Julu Lu. 陕西南路 80号 进巨鹿路
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