Two is Better than One

August 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Why settle for one good thing when you can get two? Especially in this tough economy you’ll see more companies teaming up to promote their products to a greater audience. Take for example, Hello Kitty, Japan’s favorite feline, and A Bathing Ape, a mostly-men’s streetwear line, who have teamed up for these cool items:

Founded by hip hop music producer Nigo, A Bathing Ape has been around for a while now, but as cute as its trademark ape tees are, as a female I’d never think to sport them around. It’d be like wearing my brother’s Starter jacket, back in the day. Though with this limited-time collaboration, their collection is too cute to pass up. I especially like the tote bags. You’d be rockin’ the old school with Little Twin Stars.

Here’s a different collaboration between Hello Kitty and Champion shoes:

I don’t know how to feel about them except to say leopard print is a tad unnecessary. Maybe it’ll attract the aerobics class demographic. Personally, when it comes to shoes, my favorite tie-up is between Tokidoki and Onitsuka Tiger:


It’s loud, it’s bold, and the cartoon print even runs under the bottom of your shoe. Why that’s necessary, I don’t know. But these kicks will surely draw attention as you’re walking down the street, especially when you carry along a matching Tokidoki purse. Just don’t get jumped.

Here’s one more collaboration with Hello Kitty and G-Shock watches:

G-Shock was a huge collector’s item a few years back in Japan. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing it strapped onto some girl’s wrist. Nowadays, it’s not nearly en vogue, but if I saw someone sporting this watch, I’d think they’re pretty cool.

So what is your favorite collaboration? Tell me!! \(^o^)/


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