syndicate is a kiev-based contemporary menswear label that blends the aesthetic of american heritage clothing with the clean aesthetic of scandinavian fashion design. the collection is crafted with an eye for quality and detail, and very often the brand collaborates with artists, illustrators and fashion designers to come up with special pieces that reflect what's current and happening. after selling their merchandise online, the brand set up the first syndicate store, and interestingly it isn't in the ukrainian capital but in st. petersburg. the store is located on the edge of the city's tsentralniy district and features a clean whitewashed interior that's sparsely furnished with carefully sourced vintage furnishings and props. a sparkling crystal chandelier not only lights up the place but references the city's grand origins. adding up to the fun is a small bar near the entrance that secures additional interaction with shoppers and like-minded neighbourhood dwellers. the new syndicate store carries the brand's full range of goods. additionally, it carries a concise footwear collection by afour, a cool russian brand, and saucony, and a selection of men's magazines. location: ulitsa zhukovskaya 28 [tsentralniy].