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News for Punk fans, here comes The Hundreds X Epitaph Records!

The Hundreds recently released the latest collaboration with Epitaph Records, available in limited quantities at the Hundreds flagship locations and its online shop.

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“From bands to brands, The Hundreds and Epitaph is a celebration of all things independent, and a testament of how far passion and great work can take you.”

– Bobby Hundreds

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Founded by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in 1980, Epitaph Records is an institution. It started as what Gurewitz described as a “logo and a P.O. Box,” created specifically to release Bad Religion albums, and soon grew from its humble beginnings in Hollywood, California, to become an epicenter of independent spirit and punk rock music – home to some of the world’s most eminent punk bands like Refused, Descendents, Pennywise, Rancid and more. It’s been 36 years since its beginnings, and the Epitaph mantra still rings loud and true.

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The Hundreds X Epitaph Records is an ode to the band T-shirt. Along with a collaborative logo tee, we’ve flipped the album art of our four favorite Epitaph releases: Bad Religion’s Recipe for Hate, Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come, Pennywise’s Unknown Road, and Descendents’ Everything Sucks. Each shirt prominently features the track listing on the back, and arrives in unexpected modern streetwear colorways.

The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson

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Although The Hundreds is inspired by California Culture, they are far more than just a California Brand. As the birthplace of skateboarding, West coast hip-hop, and streetwear, Southern California, and The Hundreds, influence transcends borders and drives global attitudes and style.

Pennywise, formed in 1988, is an American punk rock band from Hermosa Beach, California. Its name is derived from the monster, “It,” from the Stephen King novel of the same name.

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It wasn’t long before Epitaph’s roster expanded beyond Los Angeles, providing the platform from one of Bobby Hundreds favorite bands, Refused (from Sweden).

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The Lula crew is stoked about The Hundreds’s new music-inspired collection.

On top of that we salute to the latest Fall 16, tracking by The Hundred’s root-updating traditional California-inspired workwear with contemporary fabric and techniques. Most excitingly, the collection’s lookbook was shot on location in the Philippines by Aly Mananquil featuring models Nika Higashionna & Julio del Prado as part of #thehundredsXlookbook contest.

Check here: https://thehundreds.com/campaigns/fall16.html

The Hundreds is carried worldwide, with flagship locations in L.A.’s Fairfax district, San Francisco’s Union Square,and SoHo, New York. Can’t wait to see their next new story coming up. So what’s your favorite band in this collection?

 

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The Hundreds online store: https://thehundreds.com/campaigns/fall16.html

The Hundreds Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thehundreds/?hl=en

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Are you a REBEL8er, too? An interview with Model, Restaurateur and REBEL8er – Neill Wan

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REBEL8 is an innovative streetwear brand  with street-fashion heritage that ignites passion from streetwear lovers and style-conscious trendsetters.

REBEL8 has a huge fan base anchored in music, sports, tattoo and art, and its designs are heavily inspired by classic skateboard graphics, vintage tattoo art and graffiti. 

With hundreds of accounts around the world, REBEL8 combines comfort and quality with an anti-authority punk DIY attitude. Its Tees, fleece and outwear represents a growing group of like-minded individuals. REBEL8’s core purpose is to showcase its trademark attitude through unique products.

Here, Lula 101 interviews a huge REBEL8er (the name for fans of REBEL8), Neill Wan, a popular model in Taiwan. We know how REBEL8 relates to its fans, although we don’t know as much about world of modeling. So let’s start with some R8 questions.

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1. How has REBEL8 made an impression on you you? Design? Attitude? Quality?

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“It was a coincidence how I fell in love with REBEL8. My first REBEL8 experience was when I wore a hoodie shirt while I was out fixing my bicycle. The shirt was incredibly comfortable and affordable, too. The more I wore it, the more I noticed other R8 street style designs that I really liked. Then I went crazy with the brand, collecting tons of T-shirts, hoodies with tattoo and skateboard elements.  REBEL8 represents who I am; its designs are different from other streetwear labels, not just the logo, but the story behind the brand.”

2. How else has REBEL8 and streetwear culture had an influence in your life?

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“Streetwear culture has made a great impression on me since childhood. I read many magazines about streetwear. What I think about streetwear culture that it’s cool to just be yourself.”

3. What’s the fun part of being a model, and how did you start in that field?

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“ At 17, a model agency director bought coffee at 7-11, where I worked, and asked if I wanted to be in a commercial. Of course I said yes.  And the people I’ve met through modeling, from photographers, make-up team, manufacturers and other models, have become good friends and made my life better.”

4. We heard that you recently visited New York City. What are your favorite spots there, and when you were taking pictures, what captured your attention?

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“I was in NYC to help celebrate my buddy Tyler’s mom’s 60th birthday as well as to visit different American-style pizza restaurants so I could give my second restaurant in Taiwan a fresh look and even better food. I love the similarities between NYC and Taipei, and my place in NYC’s west village reminded me of a Taipei community in many ways.  So many things in Manhattan and Brooklyn fascinate me. People are so chill, dress very stylish and seem to be comfortable in their own skin. I felt at home there, and I can’t say enough good things about NYC. It is truly a place for everyone.

5. Tell us your favorite styles and what your clothes say about you?

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“ I have different styles, depending on where I am and what I’m doing. What I wear nowadays are mostly T-shirts and tanks, jeans and shorts – anything that’s simple, stylish and cool. I like whites, blacks and greys with unique details that pop out, life is far more interesting like that.”

6. What inspired you to open your own New York-style pizza restaurant, Little New York, in Taipei? 

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“My best buddy, Tyler Rosso inspired when he started LNY with a French man. Then, because I had work experience in an Italian restaurant and lots in common with Tyler, my adventurous pizza experience began from there.”

7. What makes LNY stand out from other restaurants?

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“ LNY is a traditional handmade American-style pizza restaurant, and every detail from baking, tasting, and styling are all U.S. influenced. The decor and in-store music we use are very different from other Taipei restaurants, with a cool and unique vibe.”

Sounds great. Thanks for talking with us, and thanks for being a passionate REBEL8er!

Want more REBEL8er updates? Follow our REBEL8er @neillwanwan

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Style me Cool, Calm and Collected: Publish 2017 Spring New Product Exhibition in Taiwan

The Lula 101 crew recently had the privilege of flying to Taiwan for the Publish 2017 Spring New product exhibition. Join us now, in Lula “real time,” and check out what’s happening at this happening.

It’s July 14 in Taipei … and we are pumped up about launching this event. Today we share the juicy details of how we throw a nice big party for our Publisher at Hopes Taiwan, and have big fun! First thing’s first …  let’s deliver the invitations to the VIPs, including our awesome media and retail partners. And don’t forget the dress code: Cool, Calm and Collected!

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When it comes to the Hopes venue décor, it’s always a challenge since the cool new collections in Publish’s 2017 Spring lookbook make it so hard for the Lula crew to pick which one to display … that’s why conceived of this fine-looking gallery wall with Publish’s vibrant spring collection.

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Check out this event setting we created … dope, right? Our guests are jazzed to walk around and experience the latest designs and innovative materials from the Publish 2017 spring collection.

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We collaborated with lots of talented people to help this event rock. People like men’s fashion model Neill for this and other Publish projects in Taiwan. Neill is not just a model, he is also the owner of Little New York Pizzeria in Taipei and, he’s a gifted artist (Some people are just waaay too talented for their own good!!).

Neill has been a Publisher for years. He believes that his wardrobe should be the least of his worries, since our lives are consumed with so many different things … he is Zoolander in the morning and pizza chef at night. Sharing this idea is one of Lula’s coolest friends, Publish Brand director Alex James. ”We wanted to create a completely interchangeable styled collection that is cohesive from start to finish. It’s safe to say that this SS17 is pure elevated simplicity”

Cool, Calm, Collected: A phrase used when someone is in a situation where they feel completely relaxed, totally composed, and are sure of themselves, or in control.”

Lula speaks: I am confident with what I am wearing!

The Hopes VIPs are welcomed with greetings and gifts. Each of them also has the opportunity to get their pics taken at the custom Publish photo backdrop with Publishers signs.

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This impressive collection showcases the growth, commitment and passion that Publish has gained global recognition for.. Pushing the design envelope to a new level, Publish has created an elevated simplicity that translates to everyone. Utilizing some of the freshest fabrics, this SS 17 collection is sure to make you feel great and look even better.

Mingle time. Lula has a big sweet tooth, so everywhere we go we treat our guest something delish. We truly appreciate our regional partners for lining up the yummy pastry chef. A well-fed stomach makes for happy faces!

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Let the fashion show begin … our guests have been anticipating this moment, and everyone is soooo exciting to see the magic happen!

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Here comes the hero product, Zachery is a premium coated nylon on L/S anorak with no top stitch seams throughout. This is also Lula editor’s favorite ,because its lightweight fabric makes it easy to carry around when the weather gets crazy :P

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With a tremendous turnout, everyone at the party had a blast and a half. The Lula crew also had fun connecting with our retail partners to learn how can we bring more fun  and fashion in different places in Taiwan. It seems like Lula is always visiting different parts of Asia, which is why we have such strong regional partnerships with fashion-forward friends who are crazy about American lifestyle just like we are :)

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When Service, Styles & Smiles See the Coolest Brands at Long Beach – Agenda Show – 2016

Agenda ShowIt’s a rocking summer here at Lula 101 as we check out another season of tradeshows jam-packed with exciting new trends and collection previews. We had big fun at Agenda Long Beach, where we encountered amazing people and awesome fashion moments. But if you weren’t able to make it, no worries. Come take a tour with us of the Spring/Pre-Fall 2016 Collection at Long Beach Agenda.

Wednesday, June 29, in sunny Long Beach

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The Lula crew are Agenda Show regulars; embracing the same innovative atmosphere that attracts cool people from all over the country, who like Lula, appreciate the latest styles. Hey look, we aren’t the first ones here. Can’t wait to get in!

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We are here to check out some cool stuff and see which of the coolest new brands we can introduce to Asia, including lifestyle, streetwear, contemporary womens & mens, accessories, actions sports, outdoor, footwear, surf, skate and hard goods. This year 10,000+ buyers, media, distributors and influencers from 50 states and 70+ countries worldwide join us at Long Beach Agenda!

Thursday, June 30, still in sunny Long Beach

Here we go, time to walk in, have more fun and meet cool people and their brands

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“For All the Dads” is the slickest pastel color wall in the show; Lula wants to make it the next Father’s Day card.

10 am – 2 pm, Thursday, June 30,

Lula visiting hours

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Look who we bumped into in the show? In case you missed it, @monicaalvarez03 took over our Snapchat during Agenda Long Beach on behalf of @visual.

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Artists everywhere, Lula is a huge fan of art, here’s a clip of an amazing contemporary art piece.

It was good to see friends and familiar faces again, and the vibe was positive and laid-back all over Agenda. Lula visited section after section, talked with many cool people who felt like good friends in a progressive neighborhood. Agenda brings a lot of “wow” moments along with inspiration, laughter, fun, food, art, girls and fashion … what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, beer and drinks! Lula is so spoiled with all the good things happening at the same time. The Agenda show is the place to be.

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3 pm – 4 pm, Thursday, June 30

Lula special visits … let’s go say hi to our friends!

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Primitive’ uniquely curated shoe wall, hand picked clothing lines and distinct collection of accessories, showcased alongside the full range of Primitive Apparel that has established Primitive’ reputation for quality, style and authenticity.

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Lula is excited to announce an amazing new toy just added to Christmas list: Incredible special Transformer edition skateboard.

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Rastaclat is dedicated to the spirit of Spreading Positive Vibrations®, encouraging individual style, a sense of positivity and freedom of expression. Build timeless and innovative accessories inspired by our everyday lives while embracing all cultures throughout planet.

tradeshow10The Ninja looking … Just kidding. Rastaclat, introduces more ongoing styles that help your wrists rock your positive vibes style.

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REBEL8 is a San Francisco streetwear company with deep roots in skateboard, graffiti and tattoo cultures. Lula and REBEL8 go waaayyy back … and it shows.

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CLSC

tradeshow11CLSC is an independent brand based out of Los Angeles that offers clean-cut timeless goods. Born to create higher standards in quality and innovation, CLSC has quickly grown into a lifestyle brand stocked in some of the most coveted retailers around the world, and Lula’s Asian customers have been quick to embrace CLSC’s pureness of style.

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Lula is proud to be one of the regime members out there continuing to celebrate the difference and not give a **** about people’s opinions. (Other than our brands, or customers, of course =)

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5:30 pm Thursday, June 30

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It’s hard to leave the happiest place on earth, and Lula is talking about the Agenda Show in case you’re wondering. (Or maybe it’s the hippest place on earth.) No doubt Lula had tons of fun and eye-opening experiences along the way. Glad you could join us here to help relive the excitement.

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From us, to you … the Lula 101 Service, Styles & Smiles crew.

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Chinese New Year greeting from Lula101

Chinese-New-Year (1)It’s Chinese New Year, the most festive holiday season across Asia Pacific!

Also known as Spring Festival, it is marked by the ancient lunar calendar; therefore, the date changes from year to year. Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of twelve animals within the Chinese zodiac. 2016, the Year of the Monkey, is the ninth animal in the cycle. If you are not quit sure if you are the “Golden Monkey” Here are the birth years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, and 1968. 

IMG_2001_blog2During the new year holidays, it is an opportunity to restart with a “new beginning”, which you can go forward and leave all of your old worries and fears behind.

For centuries, Chinese culture has celebrated hopes, wishes and dreams with the releases of Sky Lanterns. This beautiful tradition illuminates the night sky, proving to everyone that light can always be found during dark times. As majestic glows decorate the heavenly skyline, our prayers for longevity and prosperity also outlines a fantastic new year ahead.

Thai LanternsAs the leading pioneer in Asian-Pacific distribution of celebrated American original brands, Lula101 provides the coolest apparel and accessories brands to Asian markets: Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Hong kong, Indonesia, Malysia, Japan, Singapore!! Fans across Asia Pacific can experience the best American original brands and latest lifestyle trends through our excellent SERVICE, STYLES and SMILES

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the year of Monkey with Lula101,  along with your favorite brands: Benny Gold, Black Scale, Civil Regime, Crooks and Castle, Denik, Dope, Golden Denim, Fairplay, Melin, Mishka, Odd Future, Publish, Rastaclat, Rebel8, Reshoevn8r, Richer Poorer, Tavik, The Hundreds, Thrasher and Primitive!

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May the new Golden Monkey year brings you wisdom, courage and health. Please keep connect with us from the start of this exciting year! 

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LULA World-Experience American Original Inspirations in Asia!

From sunny Southern California to the beautiful city of Manila, two celebrated American original brands, Rastaclat and Publish Brand, had made their grand appearance in the highly anticipated footwear and lifestyle event of the year – Sneaker Carnival 2015. Welcome to the Philippines!

To host this mega party, the spacious venue resided next to The Mall of Asia, the largest shopping & entertaining compound in Asia Pacific. This one-day festival attracted more than 5000 participants, and gathered Manila’s finest local food trucks, drinks, carnival games with best entertainers! Popular brands from all over were eager to showcased the trendiest and coolest merchandise to fans! Two USA-found fashion and apparel icons: #clatforlife and #todayfortomorrow had served the genuine American original inspirations to the party.

To make the event memorable, Mr. Rastaclat himself, Daniel K. was the special VIP at this annual celebration! From the radio show promotion, to event main stage, to onsite autograph signing, the fans were thrilled to see him out and about! The special edition of Rastaclat shoelace bracelets was also made for the carnival, the positive vibration had certainly well received by fans!

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Live from Sneaker Carnival 2015, its Rastaclat to spread “Positive Vibration“!

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The lifestyle apparel icon – Jogger pants presented by the Publish brand was also another highlight in Manila! From fashion runway at the carnival main stage, to limited carnival commemorative Jogger, to fashionable boutique shop at the popular district, fans had the opportunity to experience latest American trend live in Southeast Asia.

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IMG_2079Since the dawn of this millennium, LULA101 has been providing the coolest apparel and trendiest accessories to the ever expending  Asia Pacific market places.

The distinctive niche to encompass the celebrated American originals and designer brands is made possible with the strategic support of her sister company – REGAIN INTERNATIONAL, it completes the streamline service and distribution solutions across Asia.

Started in 2010, REGAIN INTERNATIONAL, has established regional branches in 4 countries: #Taiwan, #Philippines, #Hong Kong and #Indonesia and provides full services to more than 10 international markets with over 101 retail partners.

Major events such as Sneaker Carnival 2015 in Manila, is the best representation of the expertise in regional trends and merchandise placement by  LULA101 x REGAIN INTERNATIONAL. By providing comprehensive distribution and marketing solutions, the winning infrastructure had helped over 31 business partners to expand their global market share, control logistics investment and maximize business profitability.

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From Southern California to Asia Pacific, we are locally based while providing global service. For more information on partnership opportunities in your region, please visit REGAIN INTERNATIONAL.

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Season of HOPES: Change the world with ART

Month of November is a season to reflect and appreciate. At LULA101,  it is an opportunity to celebrate the founding inspirations behind each lifestyle brands, and appreciate the prosperous partnerships began with simple dreams and big HOPES.

It’s never an easy task to start a business venture. The entrepreneurial spirit requires strong heart, solid demeanor and broad vision to achieve any levels of success. When an adventure is devoted for social missions and community values, this would require bigger heart, stronger determination and greater selflessness to truly make the differences. The good deeds give us greater returns in appreciation, fulfillment and achievement. LULA101 is proud to present the story of DENIK.denik bundleThe inspirational story of DENIK began with a few college pals from Utah State University, and it has been blossomed from a grassroots street team of book-slingers to creative artsy-ecletic masterminds. DENIK provides books to customers, corporations and clients across the globe. The mission is a simple one, and with a mighty heart: To sell art work and use portions of the proceeds to help build schools around the globe.

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denik school4In 2015, DENIK has teamed up with hard working partners and roll-up their sleeves to make their dreams of building schools a reality. “The Denik Middle School” has opened its door in Zambougou, Mali. The safe heaven would empower the children of Mali by expending educational opportunities within their own communities. Before the tears of joy could dry off, DENIK team is already vowing for more schools to come, as this is just the beginning of a great mission!

Since the dawn of this millennium, LULA101 has been providing the coolest apparel and accessories brands to Asian markets. With distinctive niche in encompassing celebrated American original and designer brands, and collections to the ever-expanding market places, LULA101 is proud to stand by DENIK and serve as a global partner for the great cause.

The partnership offers collaborations for Asian market places, each special collection offers the fans to experience the artistic creativity and be part of this global community.  Each project brought DENIK closer to the regional grassroots following, and expand to various of market opportunities for the brand.

Founded in the great state of Utah, DENIK is now one of the feature brands been embraced at the premium HOPES lifestyle retail platform in Ximending (Taipei City) – the trendsetting fashion district of Taiwan. With an inviting floor plan and inventive decor, HOPES store is an established trendy stage with big spotlight and vibrant energy. It is a regional popular destination, and an exclusive venue to experience the latest American original collections.SBCUSTOM-Hopes_75sheet-copyIn November, as the HOPES store is celebrating its first Anniversary with friends and partners around the world, DENIK offered its warmest wishes and strongest support for more prosperous years to come.

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In the wintry season to reflect and appreciate,  LULA101, Regain International and HOPES Taiwan want to express the sincere appreciation to Tyler T.  and the DENIK team for the continuous support and genuine partnership.

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Stay Warm This Winter, Stay Awesome All Seasons With “CLEAR WEATHER”

For those of you on the lookout for the latest footwear trend with a futuristic, yet classic style, you will need to experience premium collection by the Clear Weather brand. The brand had only made its debut less then a year ago, but it has already received massive success and popularity across the US. The Clear Weather brand is now available in Taiwan and continue to grow throughout Asia Pacific.  LULA101 is excited for its latest brand partner, as it has created the new experience of premium footwear for all, at an accessible price point.

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The three-liner design of the Clear Weather icon is an actual Native American heritage symbol, that translates the meaning of “Clear Weather”.

With combined practical experience immersed in footwear of over 33 years, the Clear Weather brand was founded by two brothers Josh and Brandon Brubaker. Before the partnership took the market by the storm, Josh curated 100% of the design for Supra footwear from the brands inception in 2006. Brandon also started as a designer at Vans in 1994 and transitioned to the design director for Converse, then established executive position as the VP of design at the Supra footwear.

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Clear Weather demonstrates a strong brand presence at renown footwear stores , and voice the trendsetting premium SNEAKER fashion, being worn by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Sahara Ray, etc.

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Based on genuine values and unique style, the vibrant Clear Weather brand was crowned as “Best in Show Award for Best Footwear Brand in 2015” by the Agenda Trade Show.

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Stay tuned for Clear Weather’s official launch across Asia Pacific! If you haven’t experienced the Clear Weather brand, you are missing out!

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Season of HOPES – Experience The California Luxury

Month of November is a season to reflect and appreciate. At LULA101,  it is an opportunity to celebrate the founding inspirations behind each lifestyle brands, and appreciate the prosperous partnerships began with simple dreams and big HOPES.

Since the dawn of this millennium, LULA101 has been providing the coolest apparel and accessories brands to Asian markets. As the time evolves throughout the years, LULA101 had successfully supported numerous original designer brands from the development stage, to maturity phase and achieved full celebration. Some may needs tons of work on introductions, for some, names tag is not a necessity. Some may want to be embraced by the masses, for some, the exclusive clientele is the pristine focus.

The vision is culminating, the product is captivating and the style is trend-leading, LULA101 is excited for the latest brand partner, The MELIN Brand, as it has created the new category of luxury head wear for the hardest working individuals in the world. Melin1

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The MELIN Brand stems from the word “milliner”.

Dating back several centuries ago, if you wanted a custom suit, you’d go see the tailor. If you wanted to a custom hat made, you’d go see the local milliner. The MELIN Brand inherited such hardworking root and inspiration, developed a whole new spin with their own definitions for the new era: dedication, persistence and achievement.

melinHopeszd4The MELIN Brand produces the best-crafted, finest quality and most prestigious hats on the contemporary lifestyle market. By creating snapbacks incorporating the world’s most premium fabrics, proprietary moisture-wicking interior linings The MELIN Brand is set to create top-tier class of following. The main niche is on details, unparalleled design, style, and innovation.

Speaking on premium fabrics, The MELIN Brand collections are made up of some of the world’s finest materials, including: imported Italian cashmere, drum dyed lamb Napa leather, silky pig suede, and the most elite hats of the brand even feature genuine stingray leather and even diamonds.

Wearing the The MELIN Brand is an experience, it not for everybody…This is earned.

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Founded in Southern California in 2012, The MELIN Brand already took premium social class by the storm. From professional skateboard sensation – Ryan Sheckler, Hollywood movie star – Josh Duhamel and NBA basketball super star –  Dwyane Wade, all have been spotted with the top grain snap-back with pristine demonstration on popular fashion and utmost class.

With nearly 15 years of expertise in regional trends and luxury merchandise placement, LULA101 has held a distinctive niche in encompassing celebrated American original and designer brands, premium collections and quality accessories to the ever-expanding Asian-Pacific market places. Through LULA101‘s complete streamline solution, the The MELIN Brand is now available in Taiwan, and continue to experience steady growth across Southeast Asia.

jj14Started in South Orange County,  The MELIN Brand is now set to its glamour debut at the premium HOPES fashion retail platform in Ximending (Taipei City) – the trendsetting fashion district of Taiwan. With an inviting floor plan and inventive decor, HOPES store is an established fashion stage with big spotlight and vibrant energy. It is a regional popular destination, and an exclusive venue to experience the latest American original collections.

In November, as the HOPES store is celebrating its first Anniversary with friends and partners around the world, the The MELIN Brand was eager to extend its warmest wishes and strongest support for more prosperous years to come.melinbrNovember is a season to reflect and appreciate,  LULA101, Regain International and HOPES Taiwan want to express the sincere appreciation to Corey R.Brian M. and The MELIN Brand for the continuous support and genuine partnership.

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Season of HOPES: Wear it loud, Wear it proud.

Month of November is a season to reflect and appreciate. At LULA101,  it is an opportunity to celebrate the founding inspirations behind each lifestyle brands, and appreciate the prosperous partnerships began with simple dreams and big HOPES.

One of the vibrant lifestyle force had swept worldwide fans of their feet is the Rastaclat® handmade shoelace bracelet brand. The energy preaches on positive vibration and the inspiration was founded in Long Beach, CA. It is rooted by sports, art, music and street culture.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe humble story of the shoelace bracelet start when Daniel Kasidi was a skilled high school skateboarder, with overload of skateboard sneakers sponsored by vendors. He was wondering how to use all of the inventories, and then one day he’d made a bracelet for himself out of the sneaker shoelaces. The creativity soon became a popular trend among friends and on the school grounds. The homemade bracelets became so desired that he started running a small enterprise on campus.

With each bracelet he shared,  Daniel K. discovered, that people shared their personal stories of joy and inspiration with him. He saw the positive vibrations being spread around and realized that a simple creation can come from inspirations that we can all discover in our everyday lives. Little had he knew, Daniel K. started Rastaclat® before he ever had a brand name nor a company vision.

tmQMN1d0WVbxRDL8ENllY23aOVeSxb_p4_jCq6r9DSwRastaclat® is committed to Spread Positive Vibrations and encourage individual style with freedom of self expression. The logo is made up of the prestigious lion head with black and gold color features symbolize the core brand DNA: confidence, independence, leadership and encouragement to continuously innovate.

Rastaclat® represents the cloth of the righteous – an internal commitment to do good and understand the energies we put out into the world define us.

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From mom & pop skate shops, streetwear and sneaker boutiques, Rastaclat® fans have embraced the movement of #CLATLIFE since 2010 across the United States. Today, the positive vibration is celebrated over 31 countries with outstanding international fan-base.

With nearly 15 years of expertise in regional trends and merchandise placement, LULA101 has held a distinctive niche in encompassing celebrated American original and designer brands, collections and accessories to the ever-expanding Asian-Pacific market places. Through LULA101‘s complete streamline solution, the Rastaclat® brand is available in Taiwan, Philippians, Hong Kong and continue to experience steady growth since 2013.

The partnership also traveled Daniel K through couple Asia-Pacific tours, with the first-hand opportunity to establish exclusive dialog with local fans and participate in regional festivities. Each trip brought Daniel K. closer to the unique culture and experience the lifestyle trends. The impact had strengthen the regional grassroots following, and expand to various of market opportunities for the Rastaclat® brand.

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Started in Long Beach, Rastaclat® is now one of the feature brands been embraced at the premium HOPES fashion retail platform in Ximending (Taipei City) – the trendsetting fashion district of Taiwan. With an inviting floor plan and inventive decor, HOPES store is an established fashion stage with big spotlight and vibrant energy. It is a regional popular destination, and an exclusive venue to experience the latest American original collections.

In November, as the HOPES store is celebrating its first Anniversary with friends and partners around the world, Rastaclat® was one of the first to extend its warmest wishes and strongest support for more prosperous years to come via social media.

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November is a season to reflect and appreciate,  LULA101, Regain International and HOPES Taiwan want to express the sincere appreciation to Daniel K. and the Rastaclat® family for the continuous support and genuine partnership.