Earlier this month, eBay announced “The Sleigh Drop” – a series of sneaker sales offering exclusive access to some of the world’s coolest collections: those of La La Anthony, DJ Skee and Jacques Slade.
The Sleigh Drop is a series of drops, which began with some of DJ Skee’s sneakers. SoleStage listed hundreds of pairs from Skee, including the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG “Pure Platinum,” and other shoes from his collection will be released every Friday throughout November. La La Anthony’s sneaker drop will go live on tomorrow, with a portion of the proceeds going to Girls Inc. Shoppers can check out all the sneakers that are available for eBay’s “The Sleigh Drop” now at eBay.com.
We got a chance to speak with american television personality, author, businesswoman, producer and actress La La Anthony to discuss “The Sleigh Drop”, One sneaker that she needs in her shoe collection, Favorite Hip-hop albums currently + more.
Get into the interview below.
Speaking on the sales event, Garry Thaniel, General Manager of Sneakers at eBay, said:
“This holiday looks really different, and these drops give sneakerheads access to highly coveted pairs that you can’t get anywhere else. Supply chain challenges have reshaped the season, and shoppers are craving the rare, the unique, and the hard-to-find, especially when it comes to enthusiast categories like sneakers.”
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How’s life going for you around this time in the holidays?
La La Anthony: Um, it gets a little hectic. You know, I’m I’m such a last minute like shopper or last minute gift giver, so like the last week I’m trying to cram in everything. I’m just, you know, working a lot, so it’s hard to get it done beforehand. So right about now, I’m kind of in panic mode just thinking. For now, I haven’t done much shopping yet, but trying to get it done and try to stay calm through the whole thing. But it’s also a great time, I’m such a holiday person just to reflect on family, love and blessings. It definitely puts me in that mode and just being here with my son just really, you know, reflecting on, how blessed we are and everything like that. This is definitely not that we don’t do that all the time, but this is definitely the time of year for a lot of that, especially as you’re approaching the new year.
So you’re collaborating with eBay for ‘The Sleigh Drop’ where you will give exclusive access to your collection to shoppers. Could you name three of your favorite kicks from the collection? I know that might be hard, but could you name three?
La: I gave away an bathing ape collab hat my friend Lenny S from Roc Nation did. And they have our names stitched on the side and stuff, I thought they were really, really cool, but I partied with them, I wanted to do something nice for somebody else. And I also felt like for them to have something with my name stitched on them would be like getting a piece of my collection away. So that was like my favorite one to definitely give away. And then I gave away just a classic pair of black Yeezys, I feel like everyone should have just a plain black Yeezy pair that they can wear to work. You can wear it, especially if you live in the city, like that’s just the most comfortable shoe to walk around in when you’re going, you know, from block to block. Sometimes you just need a good everyday sneaker, like sometimes you just want a sneaker. And there was a Jordan 1 that I really liked that I gave away just because I’m a fan when it comes to, you know, Jordans and stuff like that. So that was that was one of my favorite ones that I gave away as well.
How was it for eBay to reach out to you for the collaboration/partnership?
La: It was just cool, because I think, like, you know, as more and more females are getting recognized and in the space, I guess they thought of me, which I thought was really, really cool. And you know, I was honored by that and they’ve heard about my sneaker collection and how much I love sneakers. And it was just a great way to really give back, especially during the holidays. I mean, we should be doing stuff all year long, but especially during the holidays, it’s always nice to feel like you can give back and do something nice for somebody else. So when I was approached by them, it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of because that’s who I am, you know getting others gifts. And if you’re going to do it, this is definitely the time of year to do it.
Could I ask you, is there one sneaker that you don’t have that you have to eventually get in your collection?
La: You know, with the unfortunate passing of Virgil and just all the amazing things he did, my collection of his is incredible. I’m honored to own so many pairs of sneakers that he designed, but I’m sure there’s a few others out there that I would love to grab just as a reflection of him and all the amazing things he’s done in art, in the sneaker space and just, you know, in the culture in general. So that would be something that would come to mind, even though I do have quite a few great ones from his amazing mind, you can never have too many of those.
So we’re a Hip-hop magazine, I want to ask you this question. Could you name one album that you’ve been playing heavy on your playlist?
La: I’ve been enjoying the A Boogie drop, just a quick EP. Yeah, it’s called ‘B4 AVA’ and I’m into that one, like I’m such a Boogie fan, so I was really enjoying his album. I like Summer Walker’s album. I know maybe it’s not Hip-Hop, but it has, you know, some hip hop artists on it, but I really listen to her a lot. I’m still listening to Drake, Kanye’s album, I’m still listening to Meek Mill’s album. Those are like some of my go-2’s right now. Looking forward to Roddy Rich’s new album. Oh yeah, I’ve got a couple that I’m ready for.
What does the word RESPECT. mean to you? What is your main definition of that word?
La: I think respect is just being treated the right way. To me respect is just treating people the right way, no matter their background, no matter their status, no matter their, you know, financial background, just knowing how to treat people the right way. And I think respect goes so far for so many people, like people want to be respected even more than they want to be loved, you know what I mean? So I think that is such a big thing, respect to me is just understanding what it means to treat people the right way.
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