Lifestyle brands have thrived throughout Manhattan but Queens has dignified gems of it’s own.
Long Island City Kleaners (LICK), located in Astoria is a small spot that carries a great selection of skate shoes, skateboard decks, street wear brands and signature apparel. LICK’s signature line features tees and sweatshirts with a nod to Queens via orange and blue color ways and Queensbridge designs. They often have a great selection of sale items as well. The best part about the intimate location is the playlist, if you walk into LICK you are guaranteed to hear some great hip hop.
In addition to the store, LICK also hosts local hip hop showcases, movie screenings, and other events which can be found on their Instagram. Stop into LICK to pick up new apparel or check out one of their events, they have been lacing the borough since 2010.