STOMPING GROUNDS: FINALLYMADE fills streetwear niche

BY DIEGO LOZANO III

wPg08-FINALLYMADE 2Prince Ampong used to believe there was a streetwear void in Tucson. Ampong, owner of the locally founded FINALLYMADE clothing shop, was inspired to fill that void.

Located in the heart of Wildcat country on University Boulevard, FINALLYMADE has become a premier site for fashion trends and threads.

Ampong, a native of Ghana, arrived in Tucson at age 18 to pursue both an education and a dream. Many were skeptical when he initially shared his ambitions.

“Back then, it seemed crazy to some people when I said it but you know, I feel like the kids out here really proved that we can have our own streetwear,” Ampong said. “I just thought it would be cool to have a brand, a streetwear brand.”

After four years, FINALLYMADE is a flourishing clothing line and Ampong is grateful for the recognition for which he labored so hard. “I could’ve worked hard and if they didn’t appreciate what we’re doing, then obviously we wouldn’t be here,” he said.

His clothing line includes a wide selection of tees, crewneck sweaters, beanies and hats. FINALLYMADE puts forth new selections of gear and accessories seasonally.

The store also offers trendy brands such as Billionaire Boys Club, Ice Cream, HUF and Super Sunglasses.

Ampong recently re-launched the brand’s e-shop, and hopes his brand becomes a worldwide name. “Four years from now, we want our brand to be as known as it is in the city, online,” he said.

Residents in Arizona and across the globe have embraced Ampong’s visions, as his clothing line spreads well beyond the desert. He now ships merchandise to the likes of Canada, France and Japan.

“Our brand has been able to build to the point where it is because the kids know we will give them nothing but quality,” he said.

 

FYI
FINALLYMADE
Address: 845 E. University Blvd., Suite #145
Phone: 388-0610
Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Social media: finallymade.com, facebook.com/finallymade, twitter.com/finallymade, Instagram – @finallymade

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