People always talk about autumn in New York, but there is nothing as iconic as the holidays in the big apple. As the giving season descended on the city, a few members of the LeSportsac team left the office early and took a walk past Times Square and up Fifth Avenue to enjoy New York under even brighter lights.
(photo courtesy of newyork.com)
First stop Rockefeller Center. It’s one thing to catch the famous Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony on national television, but the energy of the crowd surrounding the team was only surpassed by the energy of the performances. Live performances by Sting, Mary J. Blidge, Carly Rae Jepson, Andrea Bocelli James Taylor and the very New York City institution–The Rockets, had all of our team members dancing and singing along. Then the tree. We couldn’t think of any better known. This 80 year old tree was 78-feet tall, wrapped in 45,000 multi-colored LEDs on five miles of wire, and was topped with blingiest Swarvoski star that encapsulated 25,000 crystals. You know we love ourselves some Swarvoski. This lighting is something that has got to be seen in person.
Feeling the chill in the air, the team then walked to Bryant part to take part in its annual Winter village and to grab some yummy locally made hot cider. Warm cups in hand, the team scoured through the Holiday Shops consisting of a European inspired open-air market of 125 boutiques. Looking for gift ideas the team browsed through hand crafted jewelry, local art and photography, gifts for home, small label fashion, and artisanal treats. Maybe a thing or two was bought and eaten by the team.
But then there was the rink. There’s no New York Holiday experience without a little ice skating in Bryant Park’s seasonal skating rink. Romanced by the idea of skating under the stars and below the bright lights of the big city, the team laced up their skates with the full intent of creating an Olympic worthy performance. The end result was definitely not Kristi Yamaguchi. There were more spills than thrills (falling lots and lots of falling) but the team had a lot of fun and optimism. The rink is open throughout the season so with practice they may perform better yet—LeSportsac on ice anyone?
LeSportsac is pleased to announce its new collaboration with celebrated Japanese designer, Sasaki Haruki!
(photo courtesy of ikurahdesign.jp)
Connecting with the ikurahdesign founder and creative director, LeSportsac found common ground with Haruki’s sweet whimsy and love of storytelling. The Bunka Fashion College graduate began his career at Tsumori Chisato and later found a home at FRAPBOIS, before establishing his own brand. Seeing his work as a lens that tells a story and projects fantasy, Haruki’s collection with LeSportsac is a fantasy well told.
The story is spun through two prints: one told through night under the sun, White Night Fantasy, as well as another created under the cover of true night, Black Night Fantasy. Both colorways of the collaborative print will be available in LeSportsac’s best selling Classic styles.
The Sasaki Haruki for LeSportsac collection launches at select LeSportsac locations worldwide beginning December 2015.
Learn more about Sasaki Haruki here!
Halloween is just around the corner and we’re ready to scare celebrate this festive occasion!
One of the most important staple pieces of the holiday, besides costumes and candy consumption, is the pumpkin decorating! Scary, funny or silly there’s no wrong way to express your Halloween spirit.
Here at LeSportsac, we take our pumpkin duties very seriously. Along with a little help from our friend Snoopy, we were able to create some fun moments inspired by our Winter Peanuts Collection.
Who needs bags of candy with something this sweet? Just kidding… we’ll take the candy too.
Check out below for behind the scenes and follow us on Instagram for the final shots!
Created by Honolulu based Colleen Wilcox, Ku’u Le’a (“my happiness”) is an island traveler’s dream.
“When creating the design for the LeSportsac collaboration, I wanted to express my love for Hawaii and the source of the inspiration for my artwork. I take great joy in spending time in surrounding myself with beautiful plants and flowers, and surfing and swimming in the ocean. I hope that this print conveys my appreciation of the beauty of the islands and allows the wearer to take a piece of tropical paradise with them wherever they go.” –Colleen Wilcox
On Friday, October 23rd, Colleen will be having a signing event at our LeSportsac store at the Royal Hawaiian Center from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Stop in to meet your favorite artist and be entered in a giveaway!
2301 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Ku’u Le’a will be available only at LeSportsac Hawaii stores and select pacific island locations October 2015.
Learn more about Colleen Wilcox at www.colleenwilcoxart.com
In celebration of Singapore’s 50 years of Independence, LeSportsac has partnered with a local design collective, BLACK, to produce a limited edition print exclusive to Singapore, Kaki Lima.
BLACK strives to develop creative cultures through its design and has interpreted Singapore’s unique culture in this captivating new print for LeSportsac. A homage to Singapore, Kaki Lima (translation: Five Foot Way) features tiled ornaments inspired by iconic Singapore destinations. Intrigued by how the different ornaments could come together and create a unique patchwork, this culturally inspired new print was born.
Kaka Lima is available only in Singapore for Fall 2015.
Learn more about BLACK here
Inspired by island myths, the Sirena print features pretty mermaids and their playful life under the water. These happy seafaring mermaids are adorned with Hawaii’s iconic flowers and leis. Their enchanting life is playing with seahorses, starfish, and turtles, swimming around in the bluest of Hawaiian waters.
Go under the sea with Sirena and visit LeSportsac Hawaii beginning this August!
Ala Moana Center
Royal Hawaiian Center
Waikiki Shopping Plaza
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
The Plaza (Guam)
Hawaii Exclusives are available for purchase only in Hawaii & Guam. Not available for mail order. Any Informational inquiries please email email@example.com or by phone at 808-971-2920.
LeSportsac continues its fashion influencer #SummerOnTheGo Campaign with THEFASHIONGUITAR (aka Charlotte). The Dutch native is a New Yorker by way of London and a fashionable mom of two. Originally working with fashion bloggers in her previous career, Charlotte wanted to create something personal and authentic. She took a look at the electric guitar standing in her living room and became THEFASHIONGUITAR. As her life evolves, she takes her readers on a journey through fashion and the unforgettable moments it creates. Join Charlotte as she travels through her world with LeSportsac.
Tag your best summer moments on Instagram with #SummerOnTheGo for a chance to win a LeSportsac bag!