Chup Socks

12/19/2016 8:54 AM

Everybody's favourite socks CHUP have landed both in store and online. The Japanese crafted socks come to us in their uniquely woven intricate patterns ready to cover your feet. Keeping it festive this season, their tentatively titled Santa pattern wraps your feet with jolly old saint nick in Brown, Navy, and Red. These sit neatly alongside their coveted fair isle woven patterns with the Fear Olann, Kogin, and Churro patterns coming to us in a blend of cotton or wool.

This season’s ranges from CHUP are now available in store at our 15 McKillop, and 208 Little Collins Street, and ‘Gift Emporium’ Pop-Up as well as online. for a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump…

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Our collaborative ‘Gift Emporium’ pop-up store is in full swing, guaranteed to have your gift giving covered with a selection of homewares from Made in Japan. A carefully curated selection of Japanese crafted ceramics, accessories, and homewares are ready to be wrapped and placed under the tree. From cups to plates, to lucky cats, and even sashimi platers, each piece is thoughtfully crafted in Japan with unique finishes.

The ‘Gift Emporium’ Pop-Up will run through until Christmas Eve with the opening hours below…

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

And don’t forget, for those of you who are shopping online, our christmas shipping cut-offs for guaranteed arrival are below.

Australia - Order before 11am Monday 19th December (Express Only).
International - Order before 11am Monday 19th December.

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This festive season we have come to together with the great people down at Made in Japan homewares, to bring to you our Christmas Gift Emporium. Located at in the Basement of our 15 Mckillop Street location, this purpose built space will have all your Christmas gift shopping covered. With a selection of knick knacks, trinkets and accessories from some of our most popular brands, sitting along side some of the most incredible and sort after imported Japanese table and homewares.

In case you aren't familiar with the team down at Made in Japan, they have been importing high quality tableware and homewares from Japan for over 25 years. The tableware they import is seldom seen outside Japan - often only in restaurants and homes in the areas surrounding the makers╩╝ kilns. They deal directly with these kilns… No middlemen… No excessive packaging… just high quality product at the best possible price. Functional, well designed, durable and unique. Much like us at Up There, their aim is to sell enduring pieces that can easily be mixed with other products - Japanese or otherwise; a fusion of craftsmanship, tradition and functionality.

The space will have gifts for all budgets great or small. It will be open as of Friday 9th December, with opening hours listed below...

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

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Hender Scheme MIP-10 Old Vs. New

11/25/2016 12:19 PM

Crafted from premium natural leathers and naturally dyed leathers, Hender Scheme’s MIP (Manual Industrial Products) are designed to age gracefully. Taking everyday wear in their strides, developing character almost like a fingerprint of the wearer.

The MIP-10 is an artistic rendition of one of the all-time greats, constructed in Japan from the finest materials, with new sat next to old, it’s easy to see just how the shoe ages with such grace. Everyday wear creases, stains, scuffs become a thing of beauty and make each shoe individual. The sun tans the leather darker as it hits your feet, and the leathers inside and out become softer as they wrap around your feet. Much the same for the black rendition of the silhouette, with the character, and detailing more subtle to the eye as it develops patina with each and every wear.

The latest range of Hender Scheme’s Manual Industrial Product ranges can be found in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at the comparative journal of photos, head on over after the jump.

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Maple Jewellery & Accessories

11/16/2016 11:54 AM

This seasons collection of Maple welcomes the addition of the Bolo Necklace and Bracelet in Black as well as some handcrafted sterling silver goods. As seen here on ‘3-chainz Jamez’ the classic Bolo bracelet’s and necklace’s complement each other perfectly when grouped together.

The sterling silver collection introduces to us the Human Ring which features design cues inspired by the Haida & Gitxan cultures of the Pacific Northwest which have been conceptualized by artist Shawn Edenshaw. We also have the Totem Necklace in 925 Silver and the Silver Wrap ring which has been hand etched by Native Canadian Justin Rivard, implementing methods passed down through the generations. If you’re not into wearing jewellery, there is also the two leather Jobber keyrings as well as the Long Tails key hook in Black and Brown.

For detailed shots of each item keep reading after the jump, head in store or jump over to the Maple brand section of the online store.

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Mikia Jewellery

11/11/2016 9:12 AM

Japanese jewellery label Mikia has delivered a refreshing new collection just in time for the Summer. Let’s face it, Summer wardrobes consist ultimately of T-shirts and Shorts, which can get very boring and repetitive. Mikia is the perfect accessory to keep things interesting! Starting with one of the fan favourites, the Bandana bracelets, we also have new renditions of the Suede Bandana necklaces in Onyx, Iron Tigereye and then a combination of Brass with Brown Snow Jasper. To round out the collection we have two Brass Beaded Bracelets with Onyx and Turquoise as well the functional Glass ring necklace in Brass/Brown Snow Jasper which as well as being great looking necklace, provides somewhere for you to store your sunglasses!

Guaranteed to fly off the shelves head in store to try them on for size or head over to the online store for detailed shots.

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orSlow Fall/Winer 2016

10/28/2016 11:04 AM

Japan’s orSlow have delivered their specialty deprived blend of military and workwear garments from yesteryear with their latest collection.

Kicking their season off with their US Army Tropical Coat. Wrapped in a ripstop cotton each jacket is covered with 4 front flap utility pouch pockets much like the traditional military garments that inspired the garment. Sitting alongside is the Riders Cotton Jacket in Beige, featuring snap front closure and utility pouch pockets each jacket is finished with an accenting corduroy collar.

Delivering a series of wardrobe staples with their classic Button Down Shirts, orSlow deliver both Chambray and White Cotton variations to keep you covered. Crafted from soft hand-feel cottons, each shirt features a single chest pocket with v-stitch detail and curved hem ready to be worn tucked or untucked. Taking on a sailor stripe for the season is their Boat Neck Cut & Sewn and Border T-Shirt. Both t-shirts feature a classic indigo stripe atop their respectable ecru and grey backgrounds. Keeping your heads covered with their US Navy Hats in Khaki and Denim. These rinsed wash bucket hat silhouettes feature a heavy-duty rinsed wash fabric before accenting stitching runs constantly around the brim of each hat.

Not forgetting your legs, orSlow have delivered their signature range of 105 Standard Denim. The duo both come washed, with a rich ‘one wash’ rinse and ‘two year’ wash with some distress giving variation to the indigo and washed out white beneath. Both pairs are crafted from richly textured Japanese selvedge denim and finished with heavy-duty cast hardware. Last and certainly not least, orSlow have a military inspired US Army Fatigue Pant crafted from high-thread count sateen cotton and tonal stitching before an overlay of utility pockets are added. Their French Workwear Pants are crafted from a khaki herringbone twill cotton with a button fly and elasticised waste band to compliment the pants relaxed fit.

This season’s selections from osSlow are now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For all of the finer details of this season’s collection, continue reading after the jump.

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Hender Scheme Mouton Tulip Hats

10/24/2016 12:40 PM

Japan’s Hender Scheme have delivered their latest headwear selections, and with it their signature Mouton Tulip Hats. Coming to us in Beige, and Grey, this modern take on the sherpa styled bucket hat comes to us with a supple suede outer shell, lined with soft yet warm sheep mouton inside. Each hat is crafted at the hands of Hender Scheme’s artisans in Japan with tonal stitching, suede button top, and subtle branding situated on the inner button in the form of stamped suede. Ready to be worn straight, or with the brim folded, this unique headwear accessory is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Both the Beige, and Grey Mouton Tulip Hats are now available both in store and online alongside the rest of this season’s selections from Hender Scheme. For all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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Maple Jewellery & Accessories

10/21/2016 12:35 PM

Maple have delivered their latest ranges of jewellery and accessories with a selection of rings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, key chains, and socks. Starting it all off with Maple’s series of 925 silver Human Ring, Silver Wrap Ring, and Totem Necklace. The Human Ring features a profiled skull motif conceptualised by artist Shawn Edenshaw, sitting alongside the Silver Wrap Ring and its meticulously hand carved and etched details, and the sterling silver chain and leather combination Totem Necklace.

This season’s necklaces and bracelets come to us in the form of the Bolo, taking inspiration from the Americana styled Bolo Tie and taking it to new heights with a black leather lace core, and glass beads before finishing it off with sterling silver beads. The Bolo Bracelets are available in Black, Navy, and Red as well as the Bolo Necklaces in Black, Red, and Navy.

Keeping your keys in check this season, Maple have their Jobber Key Ring combining leather and laced details with a snap closed loop, and standard key ring in Black and Brown. The Long Tails Key Hook comes to us in Black and Brown, and features a braided suede long tail as well as a sailor’s key hook with quick release snap.

Last and certainly not least, Maple have a selection of their coveted Japanese Crafted Socks to keep your feet cozy. Their Speckle Ribbed Socks come to us in Beige, Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Navy, and as their namesake suggests their a take on the classic ribbed sock with a speckled detail and expert Japanese craftsmanship spinning them together.

The entirety of this season’s ranges from Maple can now be found in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at all of the finer details of the range continue reading after the jump.

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Hender Scheme Bracken

8/15/2016 5:11 PM

Hender Scheme introduces a new silhouette for the season taking their blend of premium leather and craftsmanship to the Bracken. The mid-cut moccasin is hand crafted in Japan from hand-dyed suedes. Each pair undergoes a scratching process to reveal a base layer of un-dyed leather resulting in a unique hairy felt-like texture. All of this sits atop a contrasting natural crepe sole and fully lined in Hender Scheme’s signature naturally tanned leathers before lacing it all off with braided laces and leather lace stoppers.

The Bracken is now available in store and online alongside the rest of this season’s accessories selections from Hender Scheme. For all of the finer details of this latest release, continue reading after the jump.

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