BEAMS (Japan) x Pokémon x New Era Pikachu fitted cap collection

BEAMS x Coleman (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Medicom Toy (Japan) x Oakley Frogskins Bearbrick for BEAMS

Longstanding Japanese toy label Medicom Toy outfits its hallmark Bearbrick model with a pair of Oakley’s Frogskins sunglasses for a new release for compatriot retailer BEAMS. The collaboration embodies Oakley’s slick vibe on an equitably smooth translucent Bearbrick, featuring the brand logo on the chest alongside a screen of the silhouette on the toy’s face.

Arriving as a special, limited-edition gift at BEAMS locations in Harajuku, Nagoya, Yokohama and Shibuya, pick up this iteration of the Bearbrick beginning April 17.

SHOES MASTER Vol. 23 (Japan)

Japanese footwear magazine SHOES MASTER is set to release its latest issue, Volume 23, which features the latest topics in sneakers for the 2015 spring/summer season. Inside you can expect to find news covering the latest in sneaker collaborations as well as catalogs of the likes of adidas, New Balance, Reebok, ASICS Tiger and PUMA.

What stood out in particular this past season were the Supreme x Nike collaboration, the adidas Ultra Boost Collective, and the Nike Air Max Zero prototype. Updates on some of the top sneaker shops are also provided, including mita sneakers, BEAMS and UNITED ARROWS. One story announces the upcoming opening of a brand new sneaker boutique at the Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building in Tokyo. SHOES MASTER launched in spring 2014 and is released biannually at the end of March and the end of September, and it continues to establish itself as one of the world’s leading publications in footwear and sneaker culture.

Watch out for SHOES MASTER Vol. 23 to be released March 30 for approximately $6 USD.

BEAMS 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

BEAMS set to open first Southeast Asia location in Bangkok

Japanese retailer BEAMS is set to open its first store in Southeast Asia on March 27 in Bangkok, Thailand. According to the company, “Bangkok’s economic growth and emerging consumer interests make an ideal opportunity for BEAMS to introduce its fashion and lifestyle concepts.”

The new 1,830 square foot space will be located on the first floor of the new EmQuartier mall, and will offer a curated selection of men’s and women’s casual clothing, accessories and footwear. This will be the 14th store outside of Japan, with Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei already home to BEAMS locations.

Stay tuned for more information on the opening.

Star Wars x BEAMS (Japan) x Champion Collection