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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.

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Season of HOPES: Anniversary of An Awaking Dream

HOPE PIC ONE“Hope is Waking Dream.” – Aristotle

Dreams vary in size, scope and intensity. Some may be shared, and perhaps others are best kept secret. But we’re talking about HOPES here, so we can happily share our big dreams, and hopes, with you.

The dream of HOPES began in founder Sherry Lu’s mind before she ever made her first HOPES store a reality in the working class city of Gardena in Southern California shortly after we entered a new millennium. Well, we survived Y2K, and the dreams kept growing. While that first HOPES was nothing in comparison to today’s incredible Taipei showcase store, it marked the beginning of good things becoming great things, and an understanding that with vision, hard work and a “We Can Do It!” spirit, dreams do come true.Gardena-Hopes-1024x671Growing up in Taiwan in a family with little money, Sherry decided early on that she could do things differently. And although her parents would have agreed that out of many kids, this one was indeed different, they didn’t think at the time it was a good thing. Today, even her parents realize that Sherry’s uniqueness is what led to her success.

Sherry had big ideas, and a big love for American culture.  From old western movies, to English radio programs, she seized each moment possible to hone her English-speaking skills – even trying it out on unsuspecting American teen Mormon boys who were in Taiwan on their religious missions. Today, she wonders if these boys ever traded in their dark suits and white dress shirts for something a little more stylish, like graffiti-inspired streetwear.

She continued to hone her business and language skills, including picking up a conversational knowledge of Japanese. At the same time, she also developed her passion for U.S. fashion and lifestyle brands, and HOPES U.S.A. was soon born.

Beginning with that little boutique in Garden Grove, to thinking bigger and creating LULA 101, today the waking dream is reality, and HOPES Taiwan is the place in trendsetting Ximending to experience the latest in American youth-oriented fashion. The combination of popular and emerging brands are inspired from skateboarding and graffiti to tattoos, music and art. Launched in 2014, HOPES gives Taiwan’s style setters a reason to smile. And the best is yet to come.8OkcK_a6Q9XRKuUfX7mq9GBqHrw6RxfXKcSs8ZEopTkWith an innovative layout and inventive décor, HOPES has unprecedented leverage within the international distribution pipeline. The flagship store is an exclusive venue to showcase the latest American original collections, and on November 12, 2015, HOPES Taiwan its one-year anniversary to celebrate inspirations and the valued partnerships that made the dream real.

Please join us!

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