Leaders 1354 opened in 2002 in Chicago's South Side historic Hyde Park neighborhood. 1354 E. 53rd St. hence the "1354". In 2005, gentrification coerced a transition over to Bronzeville for the better. Once small and quaint, 1700 square feet of space now houses Chicago's premier streetwear shop. In April 2007, a second location opened in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood.
We believe that we’re here as an example. And since 2002, Leaders1354 has been an example of leadership and excellence. We are constantly focusing on leaders. We believe in the essence and qualities that define a leader: Integrity, Commitment to being the best, Loyalty, Family, Honor, Truth, Respect, Perseverance and Taking a stand for what's right, in the face of adversity.
We believe in celebrating past leaders, honoring today's leaders and supporting leaders of tomorrow.
We believe that we need to own and control the process, only saying yes to artists and designers who meet our highest standards.
We believe in building long-standing relationships with those who are influential to our business allowing us to lead where others can't.
We believe that our customers are our family. We greet and treat them as such across every platform and line of communication.
Finally, we believe that we are here to show our community - young and old how to succeed and become entrepreneurial leaders themselves.