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Exclusive Sneak Peak: Puma City Pop-Up Shop Takes Over NYC

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The World Cup invasion has begun, and Puma is taking over the Big Apple this summer with their Puma City. We caught up with them yesterday down at the South Street Seaport and with a little persuasion from SampleSaleShop we were able to get an exclusive sneak peek. From June 11th-July 11th, it’s gonna be football by day, and parties by night! The big Puma City launch is this Friday, June 11th and it’s going to be a party you don’t want to miss! Peep through our gallery to see the shots we took of Puma’s soccer fields, merch, the photobooth, schedule, and more.

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Stuff to do at Puma City:

  • RED Bar – Puma’s official beer garden
  • PUMA Social Club will hosting ping-pong tournaments, Foosball games, darts, video games, athlete appearances and more, with DJ nights every Wednesday from 9 PM to 1 AM
  • Suits and Boots – Puma invites business executives to challenge co-workers and friends in 30-minute soccer matches at the pop-up soccer field from 12 PM to 2 PM Mondays through Fridays. Games are free and everyone is welcome.
  • Women’s Professional Soccer Clinics and Viewing Parties – Sunday nights, watch the games on JumboTrons.  Local and visiting teams will host clinics for players wishing to brush up on their soccer skills.  Soccer superstar Marta will be making an appearance on Monday, June 14, and New Jersey’s very own Sky Blue FC, the reigning WPS Champions, will host a meet-and-greet on Sunday, June 27.
  • iCycle Bike Day – Puma and Hub Station will offer free bike repairs on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.

You can see all of our World Cup-related posts at http://su.pr/1Kyrhf .

sources: Puma City, The Original Winger, and SampleSaleShop.com

World Cup Wednesdays | T-Shirts Transform You Into Your Favorite Player

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Wanna show your support for your favorite World Cup soccer players without the mess of having to paint your face? Check out these WTF? (in a good way) t-shirts by Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam. They let you transform your face into the face of select Dutch national team members, just by flipping it inside out and onto your head. Course, this’ll attract a different kind of attention for spectators when the wearers are female…

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Source: Ecouterre

Maloof Money Cup NYC Recap with Video

The SampleSaleShop.com crew hit up the Maloof Money Cup skateboarding championships this past weekend in New York. It was dope – for skaters, by skaters. The event brought a 16,000 square-foot skate park to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NYC, and $100,000 to winner Chris Cole. How do you like them apples?

Check out Chris in this video of the finals:

Matt from ItsBongoBoy tweeted the photo below (Psst: We’re revamping our blog soon. Don’t be surprised if you see Matt contributing as a guest blogger). Btw, are you following us on Twitter @SampleSaleShop?

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Winner Chris Cole told the New York Times, “There’s a lot of different options here for kids to find a lot of fun. It’s not your standard skate spot where it’s back and forth.”

Even Susan Sarandon and Lil’ Jon made it out to Queens for the Maloof Cup.YE-AAH!

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World Cup Video | adidas Originals – Star Wars Cantina 2010

Adidas strikes back! Adidas and George Lucas have released The adidas Originals Cantina Film as part of the “Street where originality lives” campaign.  It features cameos by Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, and Star Wars faves Han Solo, Chewy, ObiWan, and C3PO – plus David Beckham, who plays for the LA Galaxy, far, far away from South Africa.

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This couldn’t wait til World Cup Wednesday, but you can check out all of our World Cup-related posts here.

Watch Nike’s “Write the Future” World Cup video campaign.

World Cup Wednesdays | Splurge On It: Hublot’s Official World Cup Watch

Luxury watch brand Hublot Geneve is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. Check out the ultra-sleek watch, below.

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This is the first time in the history of the Cup that a watch brand has been named the Official FIFA Timekeeper. To commemorate the agreement, Hublot unveiled the Official licensed watch of the FIFA World Cup.

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World Cup Wednesdays | LV’s Legends

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Louis Vuitton and Annie Liebowitz have been collaborating on their Journeys campaign for a few years now. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they released a video of retired soccer Legends Diego Maradona (Argentina), Zinedine Zidane (France), and the legen-dary Pele (Brazil – the only player holding three World Cup winning medals), dukin’ it out … in foosball.

No, we didn’t say “football”. FOOS-BALL. Check it out.

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World Cup Wednesdays | Louis Vuitton World Cup Case

Louis Vuitton was commissioned to ensure that the World Cup Trophy travels in Style.

LV‘s handmade  leather case was unveiled on Tuesday, along with a replica World Cup trophy, which is given to the winners. The original Cup is the permanent property of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. Check out the making of the trophy case in our gallery, below.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell installed the trophy in the luxury case, handling it with gloves, as tradition requires only winners of the Cup may touch it. Good thing she didn’t throw it!

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