Lockwood Avenue is the most influential skate and sneaker store in Antwerp: once two seperate stores, now one large strong team.
Lockwood Elementary was an iconic skatespot in the sunny north of Los Angeles which turned into a small skate walhalla in the 90s. Rider Sven Aerts thought this was such an essential place that he decided to name his skateshop after it in 1996. The Lockwood shop and its skate team became known all over the world. The store even got an award for best European skateshop in 2014.
In 2007 his sneaker passionated girlfriend Lina Fredriksson decided to give the store a little sister: a shop focused on exclusive sneakers, Avenue.
On this day we have two venues in the city center of Antwerp. Our Lockwood Hardgoods store in the Lange Klarenstraat (Meir) is entirely skate orientated with a “deckwall” made of 100 skateboard decks hanging above a skatebowl. Our main store at the Ijzerenwaag (Kammenstraat) is a combination of Lockwood & Avenue which is focused on both skate and sneakers.
Thanks to the merge of the two shops we now have more than 100 different international and local brands available including Nike and Nike SB, Polar, Karhu, Carhartt, adidas, Fucking Awesome, Reebok, Vans, Opening Ceremony and Patta that provide you with decks, clothing, sneakers, hardware and accessories.
Furthermore we sell a broad selection of exclusive sneakers, specials and limited editions from Nike (Nikelab), adidas (Consortium, Raf Simons and Y-3), Puma (Cream), Asics (Friends & Family), Reebok and Karhu (Titan) - finished with the best apparel by Opening Ceremony, Patta, White Mountaineering and Les Benjamins.
Customers can come visit our store in the city center or take a look on our online webshop. We offer express worldwide shipping by UPS, which means we can ship carbon neutral worldwide within 3 workdays.
Our team, who is active in our stores and at the HQ in Antwerp 6 days per week, aims for an excellent customer service and provides the customer of product updates, news from the skate and sneaker world and styling tips through our social media platforms.
Today Sven and Lina are a hard working married couple managing three children and three shops. Having adopted the vegan lifestyle over the years they’ve been striving for a way to make their business as environmentally friendly as possible while still keeping true to its origins.
On this day all orders are shipped Carbon-neutral with UPS, all packaging is recycled and plastic free, we filter our own tap water at the HQ to reduce plastic waste and have veggie meals on thursdays. We’re constantly trying to come up with new environmentally friendly alternatives and are striving to reduce our business’ and client's carbon footprint as much as possible.
Furthermore we are engaged in other social issues. In line with that we recently sent clothes and shoes to refugees in Greece and supported Patta’s campaign against ‘Zwarte Piet’.