Q: When did all start?
We started in December 2006.
Q: What inspired you to open the store?
We rented a 50`s butchery in the middle of Cologne near the Rudolfplatz. At the time, there were so many removable ‘streetwear’ stores and we wanted to be different and honest. The Territory Shop is a concept between limited streewear fashion, toy store and gallery. It’s all about street art and pop art. Our roots come from photography, design and skateboarding and with this background, we have built a collection which is exclusive, limited and comes from people with big hearts.
Q: Could you describe the neighbourhood in which the store is located?
The store is in the middle of Cologne near Rudolfplatz, a friendly neighbourhood with some small boutiques and stores.
Q: Please describe the kinds of books and other merchandise that you carry. What do you offer your customers?
We sell toys, apparel and accessories from artists like Jeremyville, James Jarvis, Pete Fowler, Trexi, Tokidoki, NTF, OX-OP, Kidrobot, Flying Fortress, Eveil, Wemoto, Jason Siu, Fafi, Kozik, Dalek, Ed Templeton, etc.
We also sell books like FriendsWithYou Have Powers!, I am Plastic and Vinyl Kills. Only lovely stuff!
Q: What are your favourite dgv books?
Q: What are your customers' favourite dgv books?
FriendsWithYou Have Powers!
Q: Who might be seen visiting the store? What kinds of people shop there?
Lovely, fantastic people! You are welcome to come too!!!
Q: Do you do anything at your store besides sell books? Do you, for example, have any events or exhibitions there?
Yes. We have a gallery where artists show their work and create installations. At the moment, we have a small exhibition with Rinko Kawauchi. Great pictures. Enjoy her photography!
Q: Is there anything else about the store that you'd like us to mention?
Come to the store and we will make you a coffee and tell you more.
The Territory Shop
Balduinstraße 20 (Ecke Schaafenstraße)
Telephone 0221 – 3108065
Email info [at] theterritory.de
Open hours: Tue – Sat, 11 AM – 7 PM
(1 min. walk from underground, train and bus stops Rudolfplatz)