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Opening Party

Ampal Store Opening Flyer Opening Party

Please join us Saturday, Nov. 22 for our official opening.

We have our whole new FW14 Collection as well as our complete line and select accessories from Crap Eyewear, Shwood, Hex, Atelier Cherry & Nick Potash Jewelry.

Complimentary Primo & PBR (21+) Cabo Chips & Guisados Tacos.

1280 1/2 Sunset Blvd

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We’re proud to announce our new flagship store/headquarters is now open at 1280 1/2 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90026.

Please stop by and check out every hat we have and some select accessories from Crap Eyewear, Shwood, Atelier Cherry x Magic Number and Nick Potash Jewelry.

Venice Originals x Ampal

We teamed up with the crew at Venice Originals skate shop in Venice, CA to create a 5-panel camp blending our classic and unique styles. The collaboration was conceived during motorcycle adventures with some of the VO crew, over the last few years.

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Venice Originals was started by skate legends Jessie Martinez and Block 8 years ago, furthering the legendary tradition of the Venice skate scene and its influence on the worldwide skate culture. Living by the classic Dogtown motto, “Show up. Take Over. Rip up the spot,” Venice Originals has become the go-to place for skaters across the nation to get back to their roots.

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Available in a suble navy blue colorway, the side panels are augmented with traditional bandana pattern embroidery, indicative of the look and feel of true Venice skateboarding from way back when.

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Each hat produced was carefully manufactured with love and pride in Los Angeles, CA, USA under the supervision of the Ampal Creative and Venice Originals crews. The limited run saw only 100 pieces made, so it’s act now or forever hold your peace. The Ampal Creative X Venice Originals 5-panel will be available both in-store at the Venice Originals shop as well as online through The Ampal Creative.


Made Like They Used To

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We take a lot of pride in the craftmanship and quality ingredients that go into our product. Its all made in USA, and most of our gear is made in Los Angeles, allowing us to be hands on and quality control every stage of production. We’ve had 3 hats come back due to quality or production issues, from the thousands we’ve shipped.

The Ampal Creative is proudly –


Summer 14 Collection

Ampal SS14 075 Summer 14 CollectionNO MAS AMIGOS II Snapback

Ampal SS14 022 Summer 14 CollectionRAGTOP Snapback

Ampal SS14 036 Summer 14 CollectionGRAYSCALE Snapback

Ampal SS14 152 Summer 14 CollectionAUGUSTA B/W Snapback

Ampal SS14 139 Summer 14 CollectionAUGUSTA IV Snapback

Ampal SS14 084 Summer 14 CollectionSTRIPES Snapback – Black

Ampal SS14 025 Summer 14 CollectionSTRIPES Snapback – Navy

Ampal SS14 162 Summer 14 CollectionSTRIPES Snapback – Gold

Ampal SS14 005 Summer 14 CollectionKOOLNIT Snapback – Burnt Orange

Ampal SS14 065 Summer 14 CollectionKOOLNIT Snapback – Royal Blue

Ampal SS14 128 Summer 14 CollectionSHARK ATTACK Snapback

Ampal SS14 048 Summer 14 CollectionBOROUGH Snapback

Ampal SS14 108 Summer 14 CollectionPANCHO Snapback

Ampal SS14 168 Summer 14 CollectionSAHARA Snapback

Ampal SS14 166 Summer 14 CollectionUNION STANDARD Snapback Moss

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Ampal SS14 080 Summer 14 CollectionNO MAS AMIGOS II 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 011 Summer 14 CollectionRAGTOP 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 038 Summer 14 CollectionGRAYSCALE 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 116 Summer 14 CollectionAUGUSTA IV 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 027 Summer 14 CollectionSTRIPES 5 Panel – Navy

Ampal SS14 085 Summer 14 CollectionSTRIPES 5 Panel – Gold

Ampal SS14 008 Summer 14 CollectionKOOLNIT 5 Panel – Burnt Orange

Ampal SS14 066 Summer 14 CollectionKOOLNIT 5 Panel – Royal Blue

Ampal SS14 050 Summer 14 CollectionBOROUGH 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 103 Summer 14 CollectionPANCHO 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 154 Summer 14 CollectionSAHARA 5 Panel

Ampal SS14 176 Summer 14 CollectionUNION Standard 5 Panel – Moss

Ampal SS14 056 Summer 14 CollectionUNION STANDARD 5 Panel – Stone

Shot by Taylor Dunfee @tsdvision

LOVE+MADE x AMPAL Collection

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Designers Linda of Love+Made and Andrew of Ampal Creative have collaborated on a hat capsule featuring a medley of classic prints and the iconic Yin Yang symbol. The exterior features a bandana pattern at the brim and a heart-shaped yin yang patch and heart shaped polka dot upper for that Love+Made signature touch. The hat is lined on the interior with a timeless gingham print. All fabrics, trims and patches sourced in Downtown Los Angeles / Made with Love in USA.

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We had been a big fan of Lovemade for a while, from their top notch collaborations to their message, so when we started thinking about working with a women’s brand, Linda was at the top of our list. Around the same time I found a deadstock roll of Marc Jacobs polka dot/heart print fabric and I knew it would be the perfect foundation for an Ampal x Lovemade project.

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LOVE+MADE x Ampal Snapback

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LOVE+MADE x Ampal 5 Panel

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LOVE+MADE x Ampal Beanie

Shot by Heather Gildroy



A little while back, we went up the coast with our friend, neighbor, DJ, jewelry designer, model, adult film star, LA Weekly People of 2013 Jessie Andrews to get out of the city and shoot a few pics with our hats.


Pictured here in the REVERSE II snapback, you can check out more of Ms. Andrews’ endeavors at jessieslife.


Shot by Taylor Scott Dunfee. Enjoy.


AUGUSTA III camp (above) & YACHTMASTER camp (below)




With Born Free, the best chopper show in the country, coming up this weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to release our collaboration with Kosuke of Sunrise Cycles and Chopper Fever.


Over a year ago I met Kosuke of Sunrise Cycles. A bike he built had caught my eye, and when I found out the Sunrise shop was just down Sunset Blvd. I got in contact with him. When I pulled up in the back of an un-assuming alley in Silverlake, my jaw dropped at the lineup of vehicles – an OG knuckle that looked fresh out of a barn, a beautiful candycoated molded out dual carb swingarm panhead, a bitchin’ panel shop truck (now replaced by an even cooler Impala wagon) and a lineup of other rad choppers. Over the course of many visits, the ever evolving quiver of 2 wheeled glory would always delay my departure another 5-10 minutes.

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Growing up, my dad’s one man, custom cabinetry shop was always an exercise in space management; however, I would always be surprised when I’d help load up half a house’s worth of new cabinets that had been stacked floor to ceiling. Another facet is the old tools, some are 60+ years old, but aside from replacing a part here and there they are still running strong. With this being said I had an immediate appreciation and respect for Kosuke’s workspace. The shot above was taken awhile ago, and the every inch of space is covered in interesting bits of motorcycles and Americana.

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I have a ton of respect for Kosuke’s approach to building bikes (read more here) and I think we share an appreciation for quality and what some might call a micromanagement issue (I see it more as a refusal to compromise quality). We eventually started talking about making a hat for Sunrise Cycles.


Kosuke’s first request was that the hat be plastic free, which became a design inspiration for the cap. The cap above took form with the following details:

A black 100% cotton canvas upper – it’s a time tested workwear material that looks better as it wears.
The brim has no plastic piece – the entire hat can be stuffed in your pocket or backpack while you ride.
An elastic sharpie/tool/smoke holder – never lose your work pen again.
Chopper Fever Vintage Linen Lining with stash pocket – stash your ID, nugs, zingers, zongers.


We’re really stoked with the result. Only 72 were made. Half available through CHOPPER FEVER and half through our webstore HERE.

Check out the entire CHOPPER FEVER range.

“Chopper Fever was born and bred in Los Angeles, California. Tired of the lack of clothes that couldn’t handle the abuse of oil and sweat while looking sharp, Chopper Fever was created to fill the void. Products made in America and influenced by a culture of innovation, freedom and tradition.”

Chopper Fever is about as real as it gets. Stop by their booth at Born Free and pick up a T-shirt.

Support it.


PS you can win this chopper at the show this Saturday. In typical Sunrise fashion, Kosuke has made everything on the bike from the frame to the rims and rumor has it, thats a custom fabricated inverted from end.


All photos (c) Jon Dragonette