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September 30, 2010


Thank you for the nomination!

Universal Gear is a TOP 5 Finalist for the Express Best Of 2010. Today is the last day to vote!


Thank you ALL for your continued support!


September 29, 2010




September 27, 2010



Our very own Chord Bezzera was seen on NBC Washington this weekend showcasing amazing denim alternatives. Watch NBC' s fashion segmentIs There Life After Denim. You will see some marvelous fashions from brands like Diesel, Life After Denim & Ben Sherman.

--Dustin Schaad

September 24, 2010



Nine Days
is the product of ingenuity and art using denim as a canvas. Forged from the mind that brought you PRPS, Denim Guru Donwan Harrell now brings you the color of the 70’s revolution and the attitude of the 80’s punk with fashion forward twist. Nine Days sports an average price of under $120, proving that a high fashion doesn’t have to come with a higher price point.

Using premium denim with unconventional washes and treatments, Nine Days is not for those who accept uniforms. Harrell says, “ this is for the influencers, the early adopters, the beneficiaries of the flattery which is bred by imitation.” To win the race you can’t be afraid to take the lead.

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September 22, 2010

Underwear Sale + Denim Sale = Awesome


WOW! That's right a Universal Gear first! The Semi-Annual Denim Sale AND the Semi-Annual Underwear Sale are happening at the SAME TIME! This bargain phenomenon will last ONE WEEK ONLY, so if you're like me and can't resist a great SALE head down to your local Universal Gear or WWW.UNIVERSALGEAR.COM and get in on this amazing deal!

(Denim sale ends Sept 28th 2010 – Underwear sale ends October 20th 2010)

-Dustin Schaad

September 17, 2010

Fashionista Pick of the Week


Shop These Looks: Denim 1 - Denim 2 - Denim 3 - Denim 4

I love str8 leg denim! Check out these hot new styles... A must have for the Season! Brands like G-Star, Levi's, Scotch & Soda as well as Diesel offer an amazing collection of straight leg denim, above are my favs! (plus it doesn't hurt that they are 25% Off til' September 28th!) Click here to shop other hot Straight Leg styles.

--Dustin Schaad

September 15, 2010


Hey Guys, if you're in Manhattan tomorrow and wanna get down with our sexy male models and hot fall fashions, head over to Universal Gear NYC in the heart of Chelsea. The event is a celebration of our Semi-Annual 25% OFF DENIM SALE! Party starts @ 7pm!


Have Fun!
--Dustin Schaad

September 13, 2010


Hey! Did you miss the Fall Fashion Preview party? No worries, thanks to the miracle of modern technology and our friends over at Metro Weekly, you can join in on the festivities as well as watch our Fall Fashion show from the comfort of your home.

* See anything you like? Browse our Fall Collection here, and be sure to take advantage of the 25% Off Denim Sale, it ends September 28th!

--Dustin Schaad

September 10, 2010

Photoshoot in Potomac, Part II

Not too long ago, we brought you Photoshoot in Potomac, Part I. Below you'll find the video sequel we promised you. But first, a quick word about the shoot from the lovely and talented photographer who made the magic happen:

"The shoot was super fun. Jeff Sachse was a great host, and his place served us all so very well. The boys were all fit and tasty, just the way UG likes 'em. It was fun to mix ambient and strobe light in the house, with really great rooms and spaces. The challenge was racing the clock out on the dock when the sun finally went behind the trees." --Scott Henrichsen

Thanks again to Scott and models Dean, Edward and Kyle! It was an absolute pleasure working with all of you.

September 09, 2010

Two Hours 'til Showtime!

Let the countdown begin! Our first Fall Fashion Preview starts in only two hours! Now that we have the chance to breathe a little, here are a few tidbits of info that might be of interest:

Swag Bags
We received some awesome goodies from sponsors and vendors alike. We only have 100 swag bags, however, and they're first come first serve... so make sure to arrive early!

VIP Swag Bag Contest
We've put together a very special swag bag for the lucky winner of this very simple contest. To enter, all you have to do is snap a photo of you and/or your friends at the event this evening. (Might we suggest posing in front of our amazing step & repeat?) Post the picture on our Facebook "Fan" Page Wall by next Friday, 9/17. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced the following Monday, 9/20.

Special Discount
In addition to 25% off all denim, you'll be able to take an additional 5% off your entire purchase when you check in to our DC store on Foursquare. Check out the Special Offer details below. Let's make this place swarm!


Finally, don't forget about our afterparty at Cobalt! We're keeping the good times rolling 'til 2am. Come out and meet the models, mingle with special guests and sponsors, and enjoy Smirnoff specials not typically available at Cobalt's Thursday night party. RSVP here on Facebook.

Dress fashionably! See you soon!

September 08, 2010

Fall Denim Sale

Time to kick off our semi-annual Fall Denim Sale! From now through September 28, save 25% on all your favorite denim styles from Diesel, G-Star, Levi's, Seven, Rock & Republic and more. Visit us in stores or online to check out our huge selection!


September 03, 2010

Fashionista Pick of the Week: The Deep V


Just in time for my yearly trip to Southern Decadence in New Orleans, Universal Gear got in a new shipment of Deep V's from Andrew Christian. (I'll be taking one in every color!) Deep V-necks are fun and sexy and definitely lend to accessorizing with longer necklaces and chains. They are also great for showing off your hard earned chest! For more bold Deep V styles check out the new Andrew Christian lineup at!

--Dustin Schaad

September 02, 2010

Fall Fashion Preview

flyer-final-blogcrop.jpg Yesterday, Universal Gear officially announced its Fall Fashion Preview, to be held next Thursday from 7pm-10pm at our DC location! The event will celebrate Universal Gear's top fall fashion looks with a full runway show starting at 8:30pm, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and exclusive discounts and incentives for attendees. DJ Cesar Sanchez will be dropping the beats all night, and a few notable DC residents will be joining us.

Space is extremely limited - we can only prepare so many VIP swag bags! - and filling up fast, so make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event as soon as possible.

A special thanks and shout out to our lovely promoter, Timur Tugberk, for his expertise and help with this fabulous event! We also want to thank our generous sponsors for their support: General Motors, Smirnoff, Cobalt - Level 1, Jason Mandel Residential Real Estate, and the Aesthetic Day Spa of Tysons Corner. Next Thursday promises to be one special one!

In case you're wondering what to expect from our runway show, here's a look at what we've done in the past. See you in a week!

September 01, 2010


Universal Gear is excited to announce its Fall Fashion Preview! For full event details, click on the flyer below. This is an RSVP-only event, so make sure to reserve your spot on the guest list. We will be doing a full blog post about the event tomorrow. Stay tuned!