Sunday, August 29, 2010


Summer’s over, so the sale begins! Shop your post-summer sorrows away at the HAN CHOLO AFTER LABOR DAY SAMPLE SALE. It’s your LAST CHANCE to stock up on pieces from our Summer collection to add to your Fall wardrobe. Catch your favorite pieces, such as the brass knuckle necklace, lioness ring, Han Cholo x Lovemade earpiece, and pyramid ring at wallet-friendly prices. Everything from our current collection will be 50% off, so don’t miss out!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 from 2-8PM, at Han Cholo headquarters, located behind 3222 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

Friday, August 27, 2010

Han Cholo does it big in HOLLYWOOD

West met East on August 22nd when Han Cholo and Karmaloop unveiled their collaboration at the Han Cholo launch party at Drai's in Hollywood. We sassed up a Sunday night with the release of our fall collection and our video lookbook.

And we're headed to NYC this month for a series of in-suite events, so if you're interested in seeing our new collection, e-mail

First two photos courtesy of Racked LA

New Decade, New Dynasty

New Decade, New Dynasty, an in-store event at XLarge LA, showcased the Fall lines of brands such as Han Cholo, Dimepiece, IM KING, and Miss Wax.

An after party at H. Wood topped the night off.

Bringing Style & Class to Sin City

During all the tradeshow madness in Vegas, New York, LA, and Japan collided as Freak City hosted a private showroom/cash & carry in-suite at the Hard Rock Hotel. Han Cholo was amongst brands such as Lovemade, Miss Wax, and Galaxxxy who showcased their current and upcoming collections (can you spot pieces from our TRON collab?). For those who couldn't make it...stay tuned, because what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. We're cookin up some more in-suite events right around the corner!

Thanks to Shake the Hand for the last two photos

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Han Cholo x Karmaloop

Swords are typically donned by pirates, prince charming, knights, or are stuck inside giant stones, but swashbucklers rejoice! Rather than being in your hand, thou may have this sword across thy lovely hand. Han Cholo and Karmaloop are proud to present the Medieval Sword Ring. It's available in two-tone gold and gunmetal, and will have either red, black or white cubic zirconia. There's something for everyone, so what say you?

It will be sold online exclusively at Karmaloop this fall so doth keep thy eyes peeled!

Last photo courtesy of Racked LA

Piece of the Week: Love Thy Neighbor necklace

Wearing brass knuckles CAN be cute! With Han Cholo's various brass knuckle offerings, the Love Thy Neighbor necklace is probably more demure compared to its bad ass older sister, the brass knuckle pendant. From the chain of baby brass knuckles to its ability to be rocked as a ladylike headpiece, the Love Thy Neighbor is for both the nice girl who just wants that subtle edge and the nice girl with a dangerous side. Versatility is a fashionista's best friend, no?

This piece was originally only part of our Sterling series, but we love all our neighbors! That's why coming this Fall, it will be part of our Shadow series in gold, silver, rose gold, and gunmetal. So get one for yourself, and tell your friends, haters, and frenemies alike.

And since we Han Cholas keep each other lookin' good, check out the photo Donna snapped of Emily, who clearly as Emily says, "doesn't know how to model".....

Bleecker St. brings some NYC (and Han Cholo) down unda!

Bleecker St. encompasses four of my favourite things: New York style, Australian guys, French bulldogs, and of course, Han Cholo. This online retailer is based in Melbourne, Australia's fashion hub, and caters solely to Aussie blokes who want unique NYC style without leaving the continent. It was inspired by founders Gavin and Marika Ward's life in New York and their design and advertising experience in Australia, as well as their French "fashionisto" bulldog, Ace.

Check out Acclaim magazine's feature on Bleecker St., which features Gavin's favourite items on their website- including the Han Cholo cover fire pendant. Bleecker St. is currently the only place you can purchase Han Cholo in Oz, but we're working on expanding our Aussie fanbase to include both lads and ladies...stay tuned!

(click for full article)

Issue 21 of Acclaim is out now!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We've had a stellar summer, but August was definitely the month of Han Cholo. We've had four events this month, starting with a rooftop party in downtown LA, ended the month right with a Hollywood launch party of epic proportions, and squeezed in a trip to the Vegas trade shows in between.

The next series of posts will feature recaps of our events, in case you wanted to relive it, or to see what you've missed. At the rate we're going, our quest for global domination is imminent. Team Han Cholo is storming through the East Coast watch out New York, we're coming for you!

Love is real on 6th and Spring

Han Cholo kicked off August with Love @ 600, a rooftop party presented by Shake the Hand. It celebrated the opening of Gas'd Station, a pop-up shop on 6th and Spring in downtown LA. Check out products by yours truly, as well as Gas'd, Falling Whistles, and many others.

Guests enjoyed an intimate setting with a fabulous view, and could even take a dip in the pool if they dared (and one did). The event added a touch of international flavour when three lovely Sheilas from down unda, mates of one of our Han Cholas, helped man (woman?) the open bar sponsored by Amp Energy, and showed how they party Sydney style.

Photos courtesy of our newest Han Chola, Emily Vu, the last 3 photos courtesy of HM Sound System and Shake the Hand.

Video from the Shake the Hand blog

Act quickly, though! Take advantage of this shopportunity before it's gone! Gas'd Station is located at 600 Spring Street, Los Angeles.