Adidas Originals “Chinese New Year”


German sports apparel manufacturer, Adidas is set to release a limited edition of the popular Superstar 80s sneaker for the upcoming 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year. Featuring a snakeskin pattern, the Adidas Originals Superstar 80s “Chinese New Year” sneaker highlights the year of the snake with a detailed jade lace jewel and special hang tag. Available in a red or grey snakeskin colorway in select retailers starting January 2013. Link


Bérénice Marlohe for Omega


French actress and model, Bérénice Marlohe of French, Cambodian and Chinese descent was recently unveiled as Swiss-based Omega brand latest ambassador. Having recently played Bond girl in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, the breakout star can be seen in Omega’s Christmas 2012 advertising campaign featuring a collection of stunning photographs set in exotic locations around the world. Link


MUJI Opens in San Francisco


Japanese retail company, MUJI recently opened its first West Coast flagship store in San Francisco. Located in the SOMA (South of Market) district, the retail space spans 7,250 square feet over two stories and will offer over 2,000 popular MUJI products including 1,700 household and 300 apparel items. Link, Link MUJI San Francisco 540 9th Street San Francisco, CA Get the <a href=””>Google Maps</a> widget and many other <a href=””>great free widgets</a> at <a href=””>Widgetbox</a>! Not seeing a widget? (<a href=””>More info</a>)


Smart USA + Somarta


Smart USA, microcar automotive brand of Daimler AG has teamed up with Japanese fashion brand, Somarta for a customized car wrap. Presented during the Shibuya Fashion Festival, Smart’s Fortwo model was featured in Somarta’s spring/summer 2012 collection theme “Thunderbird.” Images courtesy of Link


New Balance + Oshman’s


American-based footwear manufacturer, New Balance has collaborated with Japanese retailer Oshman’s for a customized 574 sneaker. Inspired by the favorite summer drink – mojiotos, the 574 “Mojito” features a suede mint green colorway with dark grey accents on the heel and collar, mint leaf lacelocks and a breathable cork insole. Available December 8, 2012 in select Mita retailers. Link


Mastermind Japan + The Rolling Stones


In commemoration of American Rock n’ Roll legend, The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary, Japanese specialty menswear manufacturer, Mastermind Japan has released a limited edition collection of apparel. Produced in conjunction with Theater8, the collection features The Rolling Stones’ signature tongue and lips design on a various array of garments including jackets, jeans, knitwear, t-shirts and socks. Available in Tokyo’s Dover Street Market Ginza starting November 17, 2012. Link


Hello Kitty Forever


Returning for a second year, American clothing brand, Forever 21 has collaborated with Sanrio for an exclusive Hello Kitty collection. Debuting November 15, 2012, this year’s Hello Kitty Forever fashion collection marks the clothing store’s first attempt at offering home products such as bath rugs, waste baskets and decorative pillows. Ranging in price from $4.80 to $29.80, the 110-piece collection will also include lingerie, swim, shoes, handbags, jewelry, t-shirts and travel accessories printed with popular Sanrio characters. The Forever 21 for Hello Kitty collection will


Ferrari + A Bathing Ape


In celebration of the new Ferrari/ Maserati showroom in Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay, the Italian automobile manufacturer has collaborated with Japanese streetwear manufacturer, A Bathing Ape (BAPE) for a special edition of the 458 Italia GT3. Held at an invite-only party hosted by I.T Fashion group, the Ferrari 458 GT3 features BAPE’s signature camouflage motif and is prominently displayed in a state-of-the-art 19,000-square-foot showroom. Link


Stussy + Honda


California-based streetwear brand, Stussy has teamed up with Honda for a special edition CRF250L motorcross bike. Customized by Japanese motorcycle tuning garage Thruxton, the motorbike features a custom black painted exterior, blue wheel rims with Stussy artwork on the body, knuckle guard and muffler. While the bike is not available for sale, it is currently touring Stussy Japan shops where a t-shirts are available for purchase to commemorate the collaboration project. Link


Mulberry Opens in Singapore


U.K.-based luxury lifestyle brand, Mulberry recently opened its first Asia flagship store in Singapore. Located at Mandarin Gallery in Singapore’s renowned shopping district along Orchard Road, the retail space spans 3,983 square feet spread across two floors. Designed by U.K.-based Universal Design Studio, “the store was designed to reflect Mulberry’s dedication to craftsmanship and a sense of natural tactility, with limestone-tiled floors, curved timber follies and brass accents.” Adding to an existing 37 Asia-Pacific stores, Mulberry’s Singapore retail store will compliment the company’s offerings across