Austin Kowal has opened Solid the first week of March. He “has put a classy spin on streetwear at his new, urban-inspired boutique, in downtown Sarasota.”
When Kowal opened Solid this month, he wanted to bring the streetwear styles of Miami, Los Angeles and New York to Sarasota. He sells a wide selection of crop tops, jerseys, graphic tees, jewelry and sneakers in a studio on Orange Avenue across from Women’s Exchange.
Austin Kowal has been designing graphic tees in Sarasota since 2008 through his screen-printing company, Clothesline Creative. He’s best known in the area for his “RUN SRQ” tees that resemble the hip hop group RUN DMC’s logo.
Solid serves as a showroom for Kowal’s own Clothesline label, but it also includes a few more urban brands, such as Ethik out of New York and Higher Moon from Los Angeles.
“Solid is an amazing store. It’s nice and small, with great gear to select from. I feel it’s an amazing addition to the Downtown area of Sarasota. Nice, and convenient.” – Sidney Austin
530 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota