Welcome to Kulture's new website and the Kultureva.com blog. Kulture has grown a lot since we first opened our doors in 1999, and we've been doing a lot of growing recently. So we've decided that it's about time for us to have a website that is up to par with the rest of Kulture's endeavors. On this site you'll find a gallery featuring many of the great items you'll find at our stores. There's also a forum where you and other customers can discuss you're lifestyle, our products, and just about anything else you want. We'll be using this blog to share Kulture with you. We'll be providing tips and explanations on how to best use our products, articles on different glassblowers and their artwork and information about the glass blowing industry. There will also be articles about our interests, special events, and things going on in our local community. We want you to know what we we know, and to include you in what's going on at Kulture. All of our staff from the owners down will be contributing too, so expect variety of interests and opinions. Each of our articles will have share widgets to all of the popular social media outlets too. You will also be able to comment on our blog, so come, share and be a part of Kulture.
Kulture created The Texas Beach image on June 2nd, 2009. A couple of weeks later we saw a Capital One commercial made by Richmond's own The Martin Agency.
See it here.
Writing on a hot dog, maybe a coincidence. Or maybe not! Someone that works at The Martin Agency made a comment about the image a few days after we posted it. You decide...
Towards the end of the 1990s the east coast rave scene was at its peak (or the start of it's demise), and the owners of Kulture were living it. Evan was doing the Richmond / Norfolk / DC thing while Justin was raving down in South Florida. In 1999, after reconnecting at a rave the two decided to open Kulture as an outlet for the clothing and music related to the scene. A far cry from the Kulture of today, the store in its infancy had just one showcase with pipes in it. The clothing took up both floors of their Shockoe Bottom shop, and the music section grew into a full-on DJ shop located in the third floor apartment. Things were good, people came from all over to get their rave gear and records. Evan was throwing his Abduction parties at Area 51 and a steady stream of DJ talent flowed through Richmond. Soon it all changed. Area 51 shut its doors in 2000 and in 2001 Cafine's, another popular club was shut down. The rave scene took a hard hit, and Kulture adjusted its sails. Adding more showcases and glass, Kulture began to shape into what it is today. Over the years, Kulture's roster of glassblowers has grown and grown, and they can now boast that they carry art by the country's top glassblowers. Shannon Edmonds, former owner of Threadz, joined the crew at Kulture in 2006, bringing with her Threadz's collection of new and gently used vintage clothing and accessories. She helped revamp the downstairs clothing area with a new layout, new fixtures, fresh paint and flooring. A revamping of the upstairs area followed soon after. Never known to stop growing, Kulture opened a store in Charlottesville in 2007 and another on the South Side of Richmond in 2009. Keep watching, because Kulture never stops!
Kulture opened in 1999 and is currently celebrating 10 years in business. Expect to find many one of a kind and custom waterpipes and headpieces. We're the only glass shop in the area that carries ROOR. You'll also find SYN, Illadelph, TCT, Toro, DC TOOBZ, and HVY. Sometimes you can even find original JBD's and Chong's. We're the largest supplier of Chameleon brand glass hand pipes on the East Coast. We also provide a large selection of glass by area blowers such as AKM, Becky, Dickie, Egypt, El Hefe, and Fat Mike. You'll also find hookahs, over 30 flavors of shisha tobacco, 100 types of incense and a large selection of other smoking accessories. Come in and check out the headcase, where you'll find super-sick pieces from some of the best glass-blowers in the game. Including Ghost, Salt, Freeek, Slinger, Chris Carlson, Mike Fro, Cowboy, Fat Mike, El Hefe and more.
Kulture also carries a wide variety of both men and women's clothing. For men we carry Seedless Clothing, Strainz, RUN RVA, UNIF, and Upper Playground. Women will find the latest fashions from LA and NYC. Including the brands BB Dakota,Jack,Taxi CDC, Super Lucky Cat, Down East Basics, and Angie. We also carry find hand selected gently used and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories..