Ebay is set to open a unique sneaker pop-up store in Chicago, celebrating the birth and rise of the iconic Air Jordan 1. The ’85 Shop, located at 1045 W Fulton Market, will be open for two days only, from April 6 to 7, 2023. This exclusive event has been curated in partnership with several of Ebay’s top sneaker sellers, including Jordan Geller of ShoeZeum, who provided many of the shoes and memorabilia featured in the recently released ‘Air’ film on the origin story of the Air Jordan 1.
The ’85 Shop will showcase an impressive collection of vintage and game-worn pairs, rare retros, and coveted collaborations. Sneaker enthusiasts can expect to find a complete collection of original Air Jordan 1s in every colorway, as well as a mint-condition sample. SoleStage has also curated a selection of modern Air Jordan 1s in retro colorways, along with reissues of classic basketball sneakers from brands like Adidas, Converse, and Puma.
In addition to the physical pop-up store, Ebay will launch a 10-day online auction starting on April 5, 2023, giving sneakerheads around the world the opportunity to shop the collections. Shoppers can visit The ’85 Shop in person on April 6 and April 7, from 11 am to 6 pm CT, or participate in the online auction at ebay.com/the85shop.
Garry Thaniel, global general manager of sneakers at Ebay, said in a statement, “The Air Jordan 1 changed the shoe game forever and ushered in the modern era of sneaker culture. The ’85 Shop gives the community the chance to celebrate one of the most iconic and enduring sneakers ever created, and even own a piece of history.”
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Jeanel has 15 years of retail, marketing and brand management experience. She has started an ecommerce business in 2019, after working in corporate retail and real estate as a senior managing director and former consultant. She's traveled all over the world, speaks at world renowned trade shows and events, holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce (B.Comm) and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate. You can connect with her on Linkedin.