China Town Market's Heritage
China Town Market was created in 2016 by Mike Cherman. The label is known for their ironic smiley logo. Cherman started his own clothing brand after working for Nike in the customization store. He started designing "bootleg" items because he couldn't afford the stuff he wanted to wear. He designed a Frank Ocean mash-up shirt with the famous Nike Swoosh on it. This sparked a huge hype and the shirts became popular in a short period. However, he was sued by Frank Ocean for copyright infringement of his trademark. Still, Cherman continued with his 'bootleg collection'. A famous combination is the Converse with the Nike swoosh that even famous NBA players wore.
After its great success, China Town Market collaborated with many major brands: Nike, Converse, Timberlands, Lacoste, and Crocs. China Town Market strives to make its items easily available to everyone. This sets the brand apart from many other streetwear brands that want to be exclusive.