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Release “The Gates Of Hell” – REBEL8 X MISHKA Collaboration

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

This exceptional collaboration by renowned tattoo artist Mike Giant and celebrated graphic illustrator Lamour Supreme is wowing streetwear fans globally with the release of “The Gates of Hell.”

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Back by popular demand, this is not the first collaboration between two cool streetwear brands: Brooklyn, New York born – MISHKA and San Francisco, California found – REBEL8.

If this is your first time witnessing REBEL8 x MISHKA collaboration,  you really need to experience what you had missed in the previous sold out  collections! LULA Speaks has captured them all here!

R8+M collaboration-01Not only the brand values would seem easily to clash based on the obvious “West Coast vs East Coast” ordeal, this combination also represented a bit of stretch from two street cultures of the “Legion of Death Adders (MISHKA) to the “Lower Class Royalty (REBEL8). And yet, through this collaboration, you can find each distinct elements been boldly illustrated through each stroke of details. The creativity from each origin had been displayed fully in the fascinating colors and content, while truthfully reflected both genuine DNA in the complimenting harmony. Blog 01This rare piece of art is certainly proven to be a collector’s items, and it is for anyone who is seeking to preserve a piece of subculture history of our times. Along with limited quantity release in the USA on January 18th, 2016 , fans across Asia Pacific such as: Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan will have an opportunity to experience this collaboration.

_JJK9719The “GATES OF HELL” collection offers complete apparels collection for fans to embrace. Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (white /or black), Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee Shirt, and Zip-up Hoodie. The items WILL BE sold out, and you do not want to miss it!

Blog 02For more information regarding REBEL8 and MISHKA at your closest location across Asia Pacific, please contact LULA101.

Season of HOPES: Where Is Your Weird

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.

”born in Brooklyn, raised in Hell” since 2003, МИШКА is the lifestyle brand redefines the standard of popular value and challenges the qualification of norm. МИШКА is the brand celebrates the strangeness of the world, and bucks the exclusionary measures that have plagued anything labeled as “cool.” Anybody who has a passion for the unusual, divergent and strange will find a connection to МИШКА universe and its culture.

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The humble beginning started as a print shop for cool t-shirts. In the past 12 years МИШКА has evolved into a popular alternative culture, and street trend that takes inspiration from 70s dark movies, horror comics books, hip hop, graffiti art and punk rock.

As the “МИШКА Fever” continues to spread, it began its infection across the Asia Pacific in 2004 and took regional fan base by the storm.

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 МИШКА brand is available in 10 Asian countries, and continue to experience steady growth.

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Through solid partnership and popular demand, the master minds behind МИШКА, Mikhail B. and Greg R., had conducted three Asia-Pacific tours in the past decade. Participated from regional events like “weird” pop-up shop, street sporting events to live artistic demonstrations, each tour provided first-hand opportunity to experience the local lifestyle trends and engage with regional grassroots following.

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The brand was found in Brooklyn, МИШКА stores are now located in four international cities: Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Joined this exclusive club, МИШКА is one of the feature brands been embraced at the premium HOPES fashion retail platform in Ximending (Taipei City) – the trendsetting fashion district of Taiwan.

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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 МИШКА brand was one of the front runners eager to extend its warmest wishes and strongest support for more prosperous years to come.

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November is a season to reflect and appreciate,  LULA101, Regain International and HOPES Taiwan want to express their sincere appreciation to Mikhail B., Greg R. and the МИШКА brand for their continuous support and genuine partnership.

Check out this exclusive interview to learn more about МИШКА brand story from Greg R.  himself!!

Celebrate 45 years of Sesame Street with MISHKA!

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МИШКА X Sesame Street = a timeless collaboration with sweetest childhood memories been stretched to the wildest nightmare! Take a trip down the memory lane and join the celebration of Sesame Street 45th Anniversary in style!

What happen when Big Bird is infected by MISHKA Fever?

Have you seen Cookie Monster gone MISHKA mad?

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On the spookiest day of the year, Halloween 2015, the launch of this collection served as the best treat for fans around the world. LULA101 was proud to present this limited МИШКА X Sesame Street capsule collection across Asia-Pacific. Joined by its regional partner in Japan, the MISHKA fever can be sighted and documented through major cities such as: Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Utilizing social media hashtags: “#MISHKAXSESAMESTREET” and “#I❤MISHKA” fans around the world can join the spook and creep adventure.

Where Your Weird? Wear Your Weird!

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The MISHKA brand is committed to the movement of thinking outside of the box and destroying the ‘norm’! This collection is everything but normal, the spooky twist associated with childhood innocence is only something that a brand engineered to destroy can do!

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Join Lula101 and MISHKA and lets reminisce the good old days!  MISHKA x Sesame Collection available in Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Bangkok. If you have not get your own favorite item from this collection, all you need is to wait for another 45 years!

For more updates follow @mishkatokyo @mishka_taiwan @regaintw @regainhk @sinshoptahiland on Instagram!

Spooky Season is here: МИШКА FALL’15 by Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis

МИШКА is a street wear icon and trend-setting pioneer, with its originality and its legion of Death Adders. ” born in Brooklyn, raised in Hell”  МИШКА is widely celebrated by its Asia Pacific fan base since 2004, and it has since grown into a lifestyle trend that has created its own culture with a presence in total of four continents.

МИШКА celebrates the strangeness of the world and bucks the exclusionary measures that have plagued anything labeled as “cool.” Anybody who has a passion for the unusual, divergent and strange will find a connection to МИШКА universe and its culture.

The Spooky Season is here and LULA101 is eager to present the latest  МИШКА FALL’15 Collection for its fans across the Pacific!  #taiwan   #hongkong   #philippines   #thailand   #malaysia    #indonesia

Are You Weird Enough? Come Celebrate With Us!   #EngineeredToDestroy !

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Celebrate Weird! Come check out the video for МИШКА FALL’15 collection

The awesome video-look produced by Jon Moritsugu. 

You can find out more regional distribution information throughout Asia at LULA101

For more insight spooky information and exclusive footage, please follow us on: facebook.com/lulaapparel 

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MISHKA Spring 2015 – Generation Vex

There are no rules. Old standards and definitions of “normal” are worthless. There is no normal now. There is only us. And we are the generation that refuses to be labeled and defined. We are free from the shackles of binary thought. We are post-everything, and everything is up for grabs. Everything is of value and use, and everything is meant to be reimagined. We are everything we want to be. Generation Vex is a tribute to today’s unbridled youth. Generation Vex is a tribute to everyone who knows there is no normal. Generation Vex is Mishka’s celebration of today, where anything is possible. Mishka Spring 2015: Generation Vex. For anyone. For everyone.

MISHKA Spring 2015.

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Big success on Lula’s Multi-brand store opening – HOPES

Taipei, Taiwan – 11 / 18 / 2014

HOPES, the new flagship American streetwear store in Taipei, invited celebrities, tattoo artists, rappers, news media, trendsetters and fans at its November launch party in trendsetting Ximending. Showcasing top U.S. brands like REBEL8, Mishka, Benny Gold, 10DEEP, Rastaclat, Melin Brand, the HOPES grand opening event gave the standing-room only crowd a taste of the must-have styles for fans.

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HOPES guests were welcomed by the always entertaining MC Lan Yeh and were treated to a special performance by Taipei’s very own DJ Kid. HOPES also commissioned renowned graffiti artist, Rookie, to create a special art installation that was unveiled in the store, and that, along with food, beverages and music made for a day that will not soon be forgotten.

Upon entering HOPES, fans reveled in the skateboard décor, street art and posters with signatures from major U.S. brand owner, giving you the feeling of walking into an urban New York City gallery.


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MC Lan Yeh, always energetic and humorous, opened the launch party by welcoming the fans and noting how HOPES is the only store in all of Taiwan to offer such a unique mix of U.S. brands and styles and then welcoming company founder, Sherry, to share the stage with him. Sherry also thanked the HOPES brand fans and told her inspiring story. It’s the tale of how a dream, coupled with vision, hard work and building strong relationships with brands and fans, can help anyone achieve success. “Embrace your hopes, realize your dreams” is a HOPES’ core value that anyone can benefit from.

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DJ Kid then took to the stage and transformed the event into an American-style nightclub venue with his exceptional turntable skills. HOPES’ guests grooved to his music, dancing began, and the crowd showered their appreciation on him with whistles and applause.

After his performance, DJ Kid shared stories of his passion for music. At 15-years-old, he discovered his calling, and after countless hours of practice and intense training, his hard work paid off – he placed first at a National Music Competition. From that point on, he became more and more famous in the industry. DJ Kid and Sherry Lu share the same dream: if you insist on pursuing your dream and never give up, you will succeed.

HOPES fans saw that DJ Kid was wearing a very special hat at the grand opening. The hat belongs to one of the newest brands that HOPES store carries – Melin. Their high-end headwear has topflight features like full-grain lamb Napa leather and other premium materials, unique serial numbers and quality packaging. Fans call Melin the Rolls-Royce of headwear for good reason. Melin isn’t for everyone – you have to earn it. At the grand opening, a video of how Melin was founded and flourished, and then a Melin hat valued at $200 was presented to a fan who won a short quiz about the brand.

Rookie – one of the most famous graffiti artists in Taiwan – talked with Sherry about his fascinating artwork, including his special HOPES store installation piece. Rookie used the dressing room’s sliding doors as his canvas. When the doors are closed, the monotone outer artwork suggests dark, unknown matter but, once opened, a luminously unique “HOPES” awakens your senses.

The birth of HOPES

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HOPES’ founder – Sherry Lu, came to the states in 2001 with little money, no acquaintances and without being fluent in English. But what she had was a dream. An American Dream.

Knowing that coming to a new country with nothing but the clothes on her back and few possessions would be challenging, her undefeatable “We Can Do It!” spirit drove her to succeed beyond her wildest dreams.

Working tirelessly, Sherry was able to open her first U.S. store, yes, “HOPES,” which ultimately led to her become a leader in the wholesale distribution of U.S. brands in Asia. Fast forward to 2014, HOPES Taipei is bringing the U.S. lifestyle, attitude and trendsetting culture to Taiwan.

The American Dream is also the Taiwanese Dream.

As fans, celebrities and artists partied at the HOPES grand opening, Sherry thanked everyone for their ongoing support. Even the brand founders took part in the festivities in a special video presentation where they talked about their dreams while giving warm shout-outs to HOPES and the fans who support their brands.

Watch it here: (Video link: https://vimeo.com/112301783 ).

After a good time was had by all and many new brand fans and friendships were made, the grand opening press event ended and the VIP fans opening party began, with more entertainment and special surprises, including a HOPES photo booth, U.S. brands cupcakes and much more.

Band: XIII GOAT【拾參羊】

Tatoo shop – Endless Tattoo 【無盡紋身】

Media – MasterHands

Singer – BCW 懶領階級 & 楊賓

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Flow Records 【逆流音樂】

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All of us at HOPES invite you to visit our store to find a unique mix of the U.S. brands that will help set you apart from everyone else. At HOPES, you will find your waking dream.

HOPES Grand Opening Photo Album (FULL): http://goo.gl/uT5hig

HOPES Official Website: www.hopestaiwan.wordpress.com
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Closeout Warehouse Sale- everything must go!

LULA is moving to a new warehouse, so we must empty our entire warehouse inventory of HUF, PUBLISH, MISHKA, THRASHER, DICKIES and many more top street wear, lifestyle and action sports brands at clearance prices.

This Saturday is your opportunity to get incredible deals on the brands you love at unheard of prices. Many items for sale will be at or below our costs!

Sales rules: THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd – ONE DAY ONLY – 11 AM – 3 PM – CASH ONLY.
Get here early to get the best choices of styles, colors and sizes. Tell Your Friends and Family and Don’t Miss Out!

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1515 W. Alton Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
(Warehouse Sale entrance is located on the back side of the building behind our office.)

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MISHKA SP14 LOOKBOOK

Spring is your season. Check out Mishka’s SP14 lookbook below to see how the pieces coordinate well together.

What’s new for spring? The collection focuses on lightweight acrylic beanies, heavy duty denim jacket, all over printed shirts, lightweight jackets, crewnecks and hoodies, and a variety of snapbacks to choose from.

Mishka SP14 Collection  is around the corner, are you ready?

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Mishka Presents: The Creepy Touch Episode 1

Lurking from the streets of NYC comes the first episode of The Creepy Touch presented by Mishka. Hosted by a hobo-looking man who is said to live in a garbage can, Toilet Cobra AKA Nick Gazin interviews the mysterious masked rocker known as Nobunny. From music, to movies, to regular weirdos walking the city streets, The Creepy Touch is sure to get its hands on it first. Check out this clip filmed by The Vidiot and prepare to be TOUCHED!
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