About Maintain

Since its beginnings in 1992 Maintain's goal has always been to be inclusive rather than elitist or selective. We strive for our ideal which is unity, community and global consciousness and our values embody respect, encouragement and evolution. The brand embodies these ideals and acknowledges that the human spirit is tenacious, relentless and perseveres all obstacles, struggles, and unexpected occurrences. We maintain that by keeping a positive outlook, being proactive, and living in the present. As a people; a culture; as human beings; we will MAINTAIN our existence for millennium to come.

Phillip, Jay, and Alex hanging out in front of the old Sunset Location 


The Maintain shop was established October 2005 at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, CA by David Carranza and Alex Rodriguez, two former street artist who wanted to legitimize their talents. While Maintaining the origins of Graffiti art. Their store front was quickly transformed into the local skate shop due to Alex’s influences growing up skateboarding and was nostalgic about the sport. A year and a half later the two friends parted ways as business associates but till this day David remains an avid supporter of Maintain.

On September 1st, 2010 Maintain opened its second location at 2643 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles, Ca. 90065 where it remains in operation under owner Alex Rodriguez.

The Sunset Maintain Store was closed on June 2012.

Maintain your life-style.