HOPES, our fashion-forward retail store in Taiwan, has teamed up with premium footwear brand, Clear Weather, a lifestyle footwear brand independently owned and operated by brothers Josh and Brandon Brubaker, for an exciting shop-in-shop. This special happening, which takes place only in July, connects to the official launch of Clear Weather in Taiwan.
The unique set-up in HOPES for Clear Weather combines a modern and fresh look in a setting that highlights the brand’s story. From the store’s displays and graphics to its art and product presentations, HOPES’s shop-in-shop is the perfect setting for you to experience how Clear Weather shoes can ramp up your style profile!
Clear Weather’s online presence is progressively increasing and is said to be the next new thing. Celebrities, taste makers, bloggers, etc. are all big fans of this new brand. Clear Weather has been featured on BANG! and COOL magazines, and e-Zine like Juksy, Overdope, Masterhands, Keedan and Mixfit.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Taiwan, then go check out the new shop- in shop while you can! Clear Weather Brand Taiwan Location: 4Fl., No. 77, Section 2, Wuchang St, Wanhua District, Taipei 108, Taiwan
Josh’s first ever pop-up shop is located in a country he has never been to before – Taiwan. See what he thinks about this journey, and what happened on the event day. Also see how he wandered around in the city of Taipei, and trying new, cool, or even bizarre food.
Josh’s journey started from wandering around Taipei city(in the morning. After a series of interviews in the afternoon, he made it to some of the famous spots such as Long-Shan Temple ”龍山寺”, Wan-Hua Sector ”萬華區”, and Hua-Xi Street ”華西街” a.k.a. Snake Alley. He had a great experience and a big culture shock with Taiwanese culture and foods on the very first day.
This is the day when all the events will be unleashed. And Josh finally visited his very first pop-up shop.
When Josh first stepped into the store, he was greeted by the CLSC’s theme decor filled with their signature red and “world map” pattern design. We invited “IP Lockers” to perform “Locking” as a starter, following by a quick interview and social party (special thanks to Heineken!). We also have a CLSC backdrop which allow selfie lovers to preserve this precious memory forever.
Josh decided to shoot lookbook photos in Ximending “西門町”, which is most of the young people’s favorite location. Ximending Station Exit #6 is the busiest area in Ximending, and that’s exactly where we started our shooting. The main purpose of this was to create some local contents. Josh was surrounded by a lot of people and we’re wondering what he was doing.
Cruising through the city, Josh headed to the Skate Park with some cool graffiti paintings to do more lookbook shooting.
On the last day of his trip in Taiwan, we took him somewhere nice to visit. Tamsui “淡水” is the northern part of Taipei, an actual riverside town. Josh had a blast at the castle called Fort San Domingo ” 紅毛城” that was originally built by the Spanish in 1629. After this awesome trip in Tamsui, he enjoyed Shinlin night market “士林夜市”where all the good foods are served.
John visited Endless Sun (Xiao Mao) who is one of the most famous tattoo artist . He got a cool tattoo “經典台灣” which means classic Taiwan!
Not only for business, Josh had a nice trip to Taiwan for these 4 days. We hope we can have him again in Taiwan.
The CLSC lifestyle lands in Taipei this January, when the innovative U.S. brand’s first pop-up shop in the world will debut at HOPES – the U.S. multi-brand store located on the fourth floor of Eslite Wuchang in Ximending. CLSC, the exciting brand from Los Angeles, California, offers fans clean-cut timeless goods designed with key elements drawn from life and street culture.
You can enjoy the CLSC Pop-Up Shop experience by visiting HOPES throughout January and getting CLSC’s latest designs – including exclusive items just for Taiwan. CLSC founder, Josh Vides, will be visiting Taiwan from Jan 8-13, and make sure you mark your calendar for Jan 10, when he will be at the CLSC Pop-Up Shop to greet fans, interview with the media, sign autographs and pose for pictures.
Josh, the talented designer who formerly worked at The Hundreds, started CLSC in 2010 to build an inspiring brand revolving around his views on sex, drugs, sports and music. CLSC, derived from the word “classic,”embraces the spirit of having classic tastes for everything you experience in life. Setting trends, rather than following them, CLSC uses high-quality inventive designs that let you define your own personal style.
Josh hopes you can experience what CLSC is all about, and the CLSC Pop-Up Shop will be a place for him to share his personal story with you. See you in January for the pop-up premiere, and visit HOPES anytime to get your style on!
Here’s a quick message what Josh has to say to the Taiwanese community.