Skateboarding has come a long way. From the dirty Dog Town days to the Olympic stage, skateboarding culture touches music, fashion, art and so many lives, and if you want to get a piece of that culture, the world of Girl is opening its doors.
Girl is a skateboard company founded in 1993 by Mike Carroll, Rick Howard and other pro skaters looking to provide the industry with something of its own.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the company, and it’s celebrating with a special archival auction via eBay, proceeds of which will support the nonprofit Deckaid, which works to exhibit and protect the history of skateboarding culture while supporting the youth of today.
Three Decades of Girl, the auction, is open now and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 24, offering up a variety of vintage items and rarities, from a limited collectible sneaker box with Vans, Adidas and Lakai kicks; upcycled tees from the personal collection of the Girl Skateboard team; archival decks representing every year of Girl’s 30 years and more.
Curated by Deckaid, Girl is also exhibiting its own show in Los Angeles, a retrospective that tells the Girl story from start to present, inviting you to be a part of its future. The exhibit is open now through Saturday, Oct. 21, and you can visit it at 2130 Violet St. in LA.
It’s a cool piece of urban history, and it’s for a good cause. See more from the Three Decades of Girl auction below and learn more at ebay.com.