East Coast To West Coast

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We had a chat with artist, photographer and BMX rider Michael Kuhn to find out what inspired his iconic Yo artwork. Not only are we ready to start learning how to ride, we are also looking at the city in a different light!

Could you use a “Yo A Day” to win over someone’s heart? Michael seems to believe so. Our recent Yo Tote collaboration artist confessed that he used the word to impress a lady, going as far as posting “Yo” pictures around town so she would see them on her path to work.

While swooning the ladies is one way to use Yo, Micheal explained it’s also used often in his daily work. Shooting action sports, there’s always that perfect trick or stunt that deserves a very elaborate Yo to express excitement. Also regularly riding around New York City, Michael has observed the term being used as a simple greeting, a staple of the city’s urban and trendy lifestyle.

When asked where his favorite place to ride or shoot in New York City was, Michael explained that to him the city is ever changing and one big playground. Anything could make a great shot or inspire a new art piece. He even said steps near our LeSportsac office could be an awesome spot for bike tricks and action shots. Considering we only saw these steps as a place to sunbathe during lunch breaks and to feed the pigeons, we’re definitely up for a little riding photo shoot!

We can’t wait to see what Michael creates next, in the meantime check out his work at http://jmikekuhn.com/ Also don’t forget to get excited and pick up a Yo yourself at lesportsac.com

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West Coast the Best Coast?

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Heading west, we couldn’t leave out our Fun In The Sun coast! The LeSportsac team came up with a summer staple properly named West Coast Tote. Depictions of dolphins in Hawaii, the Golden Gate Bridge in California and even a few playing cards in Nevada prove that taking a trip to the other coast, is always a good time. With a Wild West flair, the photo-real washed denim print adds the finishing touches to an already perfect travel excursion.

Grab your heart shaped sunglasses, a cold beverage and your West Coast Tote today!

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Exclusively in Hawaii: Dazzling Posy!

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Enjoy the soft splendor of this delightful floral print designed exclusively for LeSportsac Hawaii boutiques. The Dazzling Posy Collection has a wonderful array of accessories, handbags and travel bags, each covered in a plethora of pretty pastel petals. Five styles are even more dazzling with the addition of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals!

Only available at the below listed store locations…

Ala Moana Center – 808.973.6306

Royal Hawaiian Center – 808-971-2920

Waikiki Shopping Plaza - 808.971.2919

Hilton Hawaiian Village – 808-973-6300

Hyatt Regency Waikiki - 808.971.2007

The Plaza (Guam) - 671.649.5100

Micronesia Mall (Guam) - 671.633.2300

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Exclusively in Hawaii: Say Aloha to 808 Cool!

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What spells eternal summer cool more than the art and lifestyle of Hawaiian culture?  THE paradisiacal destination of the Aloha State, nothing provokes laid back swag like turquoise blue waves, fragrant plumerias and vibrant rainbows.

Available in styles ranging from travel silhouettes to smaller handbags and cosmetics, these bold blues and vivid violets will have you feeling bright and adventurous – and appropriately, this Hawaii-inspired print is only available in the below listed store locations. Now this is another reason to visit Hawaii (as if you needed one)!

Ala Moana Center – 808.973.6306

Royal Hawaiian Center – 808-971-2920

Waikiki Shopping Plaza - 808.971.2919

Hilton Hawaiian Village – 808-973-6300

Hyatt Regency Waikiki - 808.971.2007

The Plaza (Guam) - 671.649.5100

Micronesia Mall (Guam) - 671.633.2300

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17 Thoughts From “When I Was 17..” by Team LeSportsac

 

In honor of our Seventeen x LeSportsac Collection, our amazing and pretty hilarious staff  pitched in to put together their best memories of the good ol’ days. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did living it!

 

 1. Laffy Taffy by DL 4 was THE song. Enough said.

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 2. When I was 17 I was a student at New World School of the Arts in Downtown, Miami. The halls were filled with kids singing and dancing just like you see in the movies. No joke.

3. I had this one backpack since I was 13. It was badly falling apart, like safety pins, permanent chewed gum, every day there was a trail behind me of all the stuff that kept falling out, bad. I thought I was so trendy and refused to get a new one. I would totally get on that level again if I had the Voyager in Tanzania haha.

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4. What was up with the 80’s Banana Pant trend? I was always getting them caught in my bicycle and falling.

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5. When I was 17 the Janet Jackson Superbowl Scandal happened. All I remember is my “cool” math teacher talking in class about how hot and sexy it was.  Let’s just say it got awkward 5 minutes into that discussion.

6. Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana. Le Sigh

 7. This is anonymous right? I had an obsession with roller skating and wearing flashy outfits. This would include sequin decorated fanny packs and visors. While I’ve retired the skates I could still rock that Double Zip Belt Bag in Tanzania.

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8. When The Devil Wears Prada came out, I saw it 5 times in the theatre.  I’ve probably seen it an additional 10 times since then.

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9. During the weekends I would set up abstract painted backgrounds and make my sister model styles with me in a fake Photo-shoot setting in my room. At the time we were definitely feeling the 70′s. We still do!

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 10. At 17, I discovered Bjork for the VERY FIRST TIME. It was her newly debuted Homogenic CD.I spent the next 20 minutes standing there trying to figure out what she was until I gave up and bought the CD. Then and there, I found something I can belong to, and decided to become a “true creative” to channel all my craziness into something sublime like she did.

 

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11. I went through a glitter eye shadow phase for a month. Lucky for 17 yr. old me, my 7 yr. old sister had a surplus of this for her dress up games.  I’m thinking now I should get her a Rectangular Cosmetic in Tanzania with a bunch of glitter eye shadows. For memories sake right?

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12. Xtina went back to Christina

13. Marissa Cooper died on the O.C.

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14. Remember those belt buckles that had the words on them?

15. Facebook had just started. Look how far we’ve come now, my 80 year old grandma has it and likes all of my pictures.

16. At 17 I went on a school exchange program to Paris and Nice in France. Great experience!

 17. What was the point of teasing my hair really big and owning enough hairspray to pass down to my future children? Oh yeah Metallica concert.

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Have any fun or inspiring memories of when you were 17? Do share!  Also don’t forget to check out this great collaboration.

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Disney Tink Collection by LeSportsac is here! PLUS Enter to win!

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She’s feisty and sassy, so naturally our Spring collection includes an exclusive feature with Disney’s Tinker Bell. An iconic character since her debut in Peter Pan, and a favorite of many, her personality is big and bold – perfect for LeSportsac’s next Disney installation! With original artwork by Marc Davis, creator of Disney’s Tinker Bell and one of their nine original core animators, this collection is for cultured fanatics and new admirers alike. The Disney Tink Collection by LeSportsac launches TODAY – check out the collection below and be sure to shop the line here!

The Tink Marc Davis print features the original sketches of Marc Davis. Tink and friends are featured on various LeSportsac styles in never-before-seen hand-drawn artwork, and now you can wear a bit of Disney’s “symbol of magic” for yourself!

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The more petite styles offered in Tink Marc Davis Small print are perfect for keeping your Tink-sized essentials organized!

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The Tink Neverland print tracks Tinker Bell as she trails Pixie Dust all over Neverland with golden hues and a brown & black map-like background.

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SP14_TINK_NEVERLAND_ACCShe would be proud – the new LeSportsac Eco Totes, which unfold into full sized totes when you need them and zip up into handy packable sizes when you don’t, are both stylish and dainty.

SP14_TINK_ECO_TOTESAnd now for some even happier thoughts: enter to win one of 15 free Disney Tink Collection by LeSportsac bags at the link below…

https://www.lesportsac.com/disney-tink-collection-by-lesportsac-giveaway

See entry page for official rules. Entry period ends Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT. The 15 winners will be notified by email on or about April 5th, 2014.

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Benefit Cosmetics x LeSportsac

Grab yourself a purseful of bold & girly glamour! Check out our collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics for our 2014 Spring & Summer Collections with 72 different bags, you’ll want one of each!

 

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We love its combination of vintage glamour with modern flair featuring playful floral prints, cheeky vintage jewels, and brow-raising wit and wisdom. Both collections feature fun graphic styles with Benefit’s unforgettable “words of wisdom” and iconic imagery.

 

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In addition to the fun graphic styles, both collections are full of head-turning prints. And of course, we had to add a few girly twists such as the unique pink Benefit zipper charm with Benefit and LeSportsac’s stamp of approval!

 

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Key pieces also feature black and white polka-dot grosgrain ruffles. And if that wasn’t enough, our Hey Gorgeous Clutch is covered in ruffles from head to toe in more polka dot grosgrain!

 

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Click here to shop the Spring Benefit Cosmetics x LeSportsac Collection now and stay tuned for the Summer Collection launching in late April. And don’t forget to comment below and let us know which print is your favorite!

 

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