The skateboard shop and clothing label founded by James Jebbia is no stranger to hyped items, but every once in a while, Supreme drops some particularly hot stuff, which only the likes of Hollywood A-listers and dictators can afford. Whether it’s a mini bike or a punching bag, hypebeasts are more than willing to spend thousands upon thousands of their hard earned money on anything emblazoned with the iconic logo. With that being said, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten Supreme items with the highest average resale value currently on the market.
For the sake of variety, this list won’t feature anything from the ultra coveted Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection of 2017, so if you’re expecting to see any Louis V monogramming anywhere here, you’re in the wrong place.
Supreme x Simpson Street Bandit Helmet – £2,000
A collaboration with American motorsports parts supplier Simpson, the Street Bandit helmet is one of Simpsons most popular shapes, and Supreme really takes it to the next level. Painted in a vibrant shade of red, the helmet is one of Supreme’s weirdest but most sought after accessories. Crafted from fibreglass, the Street Bandit released as part of the Fall/Winter 2016 collection.
Supreme x The North Face Mountain Parka – £2,500
After the flashy as hell Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Supreme and The North Face decided to turn things down a notch for Fall/Winter 2012. Making use of a series of understated colourways, the duo painted TNF’s iconic Mountain Parka in shades of burgundy, navy, and green. Although these are obviously not as in-your-face compared other Supreme and The North Face releases, that didn’t stop them from selling out instantly.
Supreme x The North Face Checkered Windbreaker – £3,000
The Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a particularly special one for both Supreme and The North Face. For the first time ever, Supreme gave the Box Logo treatment to three of TNFs Windbreakers, which were engineered from water resistant poly shells with nylon linings. These dropped alongside matching caps and three sleeping bags which you’ve probably seen being flexed on your Instagram feed.
Supreme x The North Face Nuptse Jacket – £4,500
For Fall/Winter 2011, Supreme and The North Face really thought outside the box (logo). Offering a series of Nuptse Jackets executed in striking gold, green, and grey leopard print colourways, the puffers were designed with water resistant nylon shells and 700-fill goose down. Although it may not be for everyone, you have to admit that the design is outrageously bold. Famously donned by Drake in his video for ‘The Motto’, the Nuptses also came with matching Rolling Thunder travel bags.
Supreme x The North Face Summit Jacket – £5,000
For some, Supreme x The North Face collabs are like Christmas – you never know what you’re going to get but you just know that it’ll be pure fire, and the first ever Supreme x TNF outing was no different. Debuting as part of their Fall/Winter 2007 collection, hypebeasts were graced with a duo of Summit Jackets painted in earthy tones and bright, volt colours that harked back to ’90s outdoor gear. The ultra exclusive jackets also sported leopard print linings, a recurring theme which we will delve back into later in this list.
Supreme x The North Face ‘Day & Night’ Summit Jacket – £6,000
Just a few months after releasing their first collaborative collection, Supreme and The North Face released yet another banger in the form of the ‘Day’ and ‘Night’ Summit Jackets which were dressed in lush graphics depicting New Yorks Public Library in Midtown. Dropping as part of their Spring/Summer 2008 collection, both of these pieces regularly fetch outrageous prices on Supremes thriving resell market, so for those of you who copped back in ’08, we salute you.
Supreme x Coleman Mini Bike – £7,500
Because it’s simply not enough just to have a the Street Bandit helmet, Supreme teamed up with American powersports company Coleman to release the CT200U Mini Bike. Dropped as part of their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, the red-clad bike offered specs like a 196cc one-cylinder four-stroke OHV engine, sturdy metal frame, 42-inch wheelbase, and a top speed of 24 mph. The hypebeast community went head over heels for this, and there’s really no questioning why.
Supreme x Damien Hirst Skateboard Deck – £8,500
Back in November 2009, Supreme collaborated with Damien Hirst to release a series of skateboard decks. Two years later, the English artist announced that we was releasing a batch of special edition decks at his Other Criteria store in London. For the occasion, Hirst added his original signature and some drawings to each deck, and as if it wasn’t rare enough already, only forty of these limited edition pieces were produced, making them some of the most sought after Supreme items currently on the market.
Supreme x Everlast Leather Heavy Bag – £10,000
Without a shadow of a doubt, the highlight of Supremes Spring/Summer 2016 collection was a punching bag made in collaboration with Everlast. Rendered in the imprints signature colourway, the bag is constructed from high grade leather which provides long-lasting durability and functionality. Hypebeasts everywhere absolutely adore this piece, and rightly so, making it one of the highest resold Supreme pieces on the market.
Supreme x Spalding Basketball – £18,000
A collaboration that was unveiled over two decades ago, the Supreme x Spalding Basketball debuted back in 1996, and reportedly, there are only seventy of the balls in the world. Unlike 2016’s white basketball, which featured art from Mark Gonzales, this piece is draped in Supreme’s iconic red shade with white stripes painted throughout. The brand’s logo is embossed front and centre, and around the rear of the ball features a Spalding logo as well as slogans such as “EACH ONE TEACH ONE” and “WORLD FAMOUS TEAM”. Considered to be the most expensive Supreme item ever, if you’re thinking of copping yourself one of these, be prepared to take out a second or third mortgage and sell your first born child.
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