The Palisade Vs. the world
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WHO IS Palisade N.C.?
The Palisade is a homegrown clothing boutique based out of Gastonia, North Carolina. This spot is known for maintaining its good vibes and providing a place to shop for exclusive street wear brands.
Roman Barnette, RARI : co-owner of The Palisade. Gastonia born & raised. Roman’s position as co-owner began outside of the store. “I started off as just a friend of Rios. After the shop opened, I was in there everyday after work checking out new shit and just kicking it until closing hours…until one day Rios asked me if I wanted to be a part of the shop. From then I’ve been there helping open the shop, close the shop, help with advertising, etc.… I also help on the creative side but most of the work is from Rios, but new shit from me/us is coming very soon.”
Alex Rios: owner/founder of Palisade. Graphic/fashion design dropout, New Jersey born but Gastonia raised.
The idea of The Palisade had originated from “The Joint Off 36th”, a then store of choice for Rios. Dex, the owner of The Joint is really what made the store what it was by bringing creative minds together in a welcoming environment where people can simply come and vibe. Rios wanted to base The Palisade off of the concept of good vibes where people can come in relax and simply have a good time. The opportunity to open up this new store came to reality as “the joint” was laid to rest in early 2016. As the year went on, a lot of responsibility fell onto Rios’s hands. The opening preparation was not an easy route; the walls were originally lime green so they had to be painted, clothing racks had to be constructed from scratch, and the racks actually had to be filled with a variety of clothing as well. Now being one of the only stores on the east coast to carry brands such as Palisade, Absurd, H33M, & Illegal Innocence. By offering nothing but The Palisade has already set itself apart from its competition. As the store opened its doors in late 2016, it has been succeeding at providing street wear culture ever since.