Rip n Dip




Los Angeles, California


RIPNDIP is the brainchild of Ryan O’Connor out of Orlando, Florida. O’Connor started out making T-shirts, with “Ripndip” scrawled across his skateboard. In 2009, he began selling T-shirts at camp to other kids for $10. Allegedly, camp officials kicked him out for drawing attention away from sales of the camp’s own T-shirts. The entrepreneurial spirit stayed with Ryan and actually flourished when Ryan moved to Los Angeles where the brand is based today. Their flagship location resides at 441 North Fairfax Avenue. That's where Keith Hufnagel, founder of Huf Worldwide, linked O’Connor up with some manufacturers and taught him the basics of building a brand.