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Traveler’s notebooks @ our stores now !

It is a simple notebook focusing on ease of writing, with a leather cover in which texture gets better as you use it over time. The leather covers are made by hand in Thailand. The notebook inside uses an original paper material by Midori, developed in the pursuit of the ease of writing and made carefully in Japan. A special feeling is created based on the harmony between the primitive texture from Thailand and the sensitivity from Japan. Once you grab this notebook, you will undoubtedly want to go on a trip. This is the type of notebook we have strived for.

The traveler’s notebooks are available at our stores now.

B.B.

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New January 2010 issues of Free & Easy and Lightning Magazine at Blue Blood now!

All the way from Japan Blue Blood is the only one who offers Free & Easy and Lightning in the whole of the Netherlands. These Japanese collectible magazines are much sought-after by denim lovers and purists and can hardly ever be found outside Japan. These monthly libraries of denim and other ‘blue’ inspired items are a must for every guy or girl with indigo running through their veins. The magazines both feature articles and photos of authentic vintage denim, clothing, shoes, outerwear, bikes and the world’s most interesting collectors of all these goods.

As a service we want offer our true co-blue blooded brothers and sisters the opportunity to sign up for a monthly issue. This means we will give you a call as soon as the new issues land in our stores!

Get your hands on one now!

BB

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Free & Easy and Lightning Magazine available @ Blue Blood!

All the way from Japan Blue Blood now offers Free & Easy and Lightning amongst her magazines in the P.C. Hooftstraat shop. The magazines are much sought-after by denim lovers and purists. The term magazine is hardly sufficient for these monthly libraries of denim and other “blue” inspired items. These stylebooks feature articles and photo’s of authentic vintage clothing, shoes, outerwear, bikes and the collectors of all these goods. The books are inspired by American vintage but executed in a typical Japanese way. For topics think of styles inspired by military, US college life and the great outdoors. The leading denim magazines are rarely seen outside of Japan, they are a must for anyone who admires the Japanese denim and vintage scene. It is a definitive guide to Japans denim brands.

Get your hands on one now! You can leave your contact details if you want to sign up for a monthly copy. We will call you when the new issue arrives and keep one to the side by request.

I can hear the indigo coursing through your veins, so run!

BB.

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Pack, pack, pack it in…

The saying ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’, is a saying that we respect and it’s often true. But today marketers and companies all try to persuade their consumers into purchasing their products by sticking it into an attractive shell. We have found some of the coolest packaged products. Often beauty products and groceries are packaged very creatively as they need to compete with millions of other products on the shelves next to them. Blue Blood, being a luxury jeans brand has always tried to come up with innovative packaging ideas, to offer our clients who we caressingly dub “our friends” the most exquisite and luxuriously packaged products.
Check out some inspiring packaging by others followed by some of our own throughout the years…

Highlights the distance the products have travelled

Highlights the distance the products have travelled

Fruit drink with spring water

Fruit drink with spring water

Harvey Nichols umbrella beauty brand

Harvey Nichols umbrella beauty brand

Japan's The Calpis Food Industry Co.

Japan's The Calpis Food Industry Co.

Animal kingdom decoration

Animal kingdom decoration

Matchbox

Matchbox

Nike recycled cardboard bag

Nike recycled cardboard bag

Witty coffee cups

Witty coffee cups

Nike lobster

Nike lobster

And our creative Blue Blood package designs…

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NATTEALI

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PRINT

russian dolls

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The land of denim purists and crazy candy

Snickers, Mars, Bounty, Twix, Milky Way…and I can go on and on. Everywhere in the world we are most likely to be able to purchase these chocolate bars. KitKat is one of those chocolate bars that can also be found everywhere but the special thing about KitKat is that it continually appears on the market in a new additional flavour. It started of with the 4 finger wafer covered in milk chocolate. The first flavour variant of the KitKat was the KitKat orange. Today we have all seen others, such as; the chunky, white, dark, peanut butter etc.

But did you know that in our beloved country Japan you are able to purchase 81 different flavoured KitKat’s?!

Blue Blood loves Japan for their raw denim culture which we portray in our store on the Prinsenstraat in Amsterdam but we also adore their bizarre and inspirational culture and creations. Only two weeks ago Japan released the vegetable KitKat which has apple and carrot in between its chocolate covered wafers.

Even though the KitKat is the number one confection sold in The UK, the reason why Japan is obsessed with the KitKat has to do with the name. ‘Kitto Katsu”, which means “you will surely win”, is a source of inspiration that parents wish to offer their children. By giving Japanese children a KitKat before their exams is seen as a source of encouragement to wish them luck.

Veggie-KitKat

BB

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