Whether you've been riding with us since our very blog post or you've partied with us IRL for the first time this year - we're so glad you're here. Here's what we've been up to in 2022. In only its third year, the brand has cut its teeth within a retail generation of unprecedented crises and uncertainties. But founders Abi and Ophelia are building BOBBLEHAUS to withstand the circumstances and more - and they're doing it with bubbly joy, euphoria, and unwavering devotion to this community. Here's what 2022 looked like in our haus - our doors are open to all.
BOBBLEHAUS: 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW
Here's what we've been up to in 2022
MAY 2022: BOBBLEHAUS MART
"Food prevails as a source of life, a tool for solidarity, a mechanism for art and expression. It is a reason to be brave, a way to be creative, an offer of love. As food sustains those who are given it, the act of feeding strengthens the giver."
Read BEING CHINESE AMERICAN MEANS THAT MY HEART IS SHATTERING IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS, as told to LEONA CHEN for BOBBLEHAUS
JUNE 2022: OBSESSED BY BOBBLEHAUS
In OBSESSED by Bobblehaus, features writers Elaine Lok (Toronto) and Jana DeGuzman (San Francisco) get to know each other - and sometimes special guest Ophelia Chen - by unpacking their feelings about current media and pop culture. Each episode of the inaugural season features what Elaine and Jana are currently OBSESSED with, including movies, music, TV shows, and much more.
EPISODE 01 - GET TO KNOW US
EPISODE 02 - IT'S PRIDEEEEEE
EPISODE 03 - THE 'ICK' FACTOR
EPISODE 04 - GROWING UP ON THE INTERNET
JUNE 2022: BORN TO BE WAVY
BOBBLEHAUS & friends joined millions of New Yorkers at the Pride march for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. It was a day for us to remember that love is an action, a lifelong movement, and profoundly transformative. And love belongs to all.
JULY 2022: D&B x BOBBLEHAUS
“We’ve always found games to be a way to escape reality, and Dave & Buster’s to be a place where we can all enjoy moments of euphoric high. With this collection, we wanted to re-introduce this heritage place to our generation in a new, bold, and fun way.”
Dave & Buster's partnered with BOBBLEHAUS for its first-ever fashion capsule collection, featuring gender-inclusive and sustainably-minded pieces only available IRL at 10 locations nationwide, including Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City.
SEPTEMBER 2022: ORCHARD STREET FLAGSHIP & NYFW
Just two years after showing Collection 02 in their first IRL experience via an NYC pop-up shop at 213 Bowery Street, BOBBLEHAUS launched a flagship store -- and a full runway show for Collection 04 - on Orchard Street during NYFW. Their invites took form of recorded show music on custom cassette tapes, hand-packed with candies for each guest.
Makeup: Michelle Webb
Hair: Jorge Luis NYC
The two-story flagship store is located @ 180 Orchard St. New York, NY. Step into a lush, citrus playground of textures, innovative lighting installations, and verdant life (for every item purchased, BH partners with One Tree Planted to plant 10 trees - not including the ones flourishing in store under the watchful care of the creative team).
The space is also truly community-centric, featuring creative workshops (most recently, holiday zine-making with Juicebox's Vivian Shih) and a rotating marketplace curation of artisanal partners who can display their own wares, from the hella awkward card game to modernized jade heirlooms by seree to art prints, smokeware, home goods, and more.
And, importantly, every other Wednesday is BH Mahjong night - though open to all, pros and newcomers alike, due to high demand there is a waitlist.
Store Hours: Tues-Fri 12pm - 8pm and Sat & Sun 11am - 8pm
IN THE NEWS
NYFW: Luchen’s March, Monse’s Resort, Bobblehaus | Vanity Teen
The Most Sustainable Brands At NYFW Spring/Summer 2023 | The Zoe Report
BTS: COLLECTION 04
BOBBLEHAUS 菠帮屋COLLECTION 04
The lily 百合 flower, pronounced as bǎi hé in Chinese, has been considered a symbol of clarity, good fortune, and happiness. They’re special because lily flowers die, re-flower, and die again, signaling a new life, and blooming. Similar to a lotus, as a lily emerges from water or the soil and its bud begins to open, it symbolizes the cycle of life. Shared among close friends, families, and lovers, we chose the lily as the symbol and motif throughout our BOBBLEHAUS 菠帮屋 Collection 04. The entire collection is meant to be layered, and mix & match, with endless combinations. Staying true to our core, it’s a seasonless and genderless collection, where all pieces can be added and subtraced with ease. We continue to discover deep parts of ourselves, and share with the BOBBLEHAUS community, as a way to become closer. The lily百合 is representative of us, and our HAUS. We’re in constant stages of new life, and stages of blooming.
CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS: COLLECTION 04
NOVEMBER 2022: BH HOLIDAY DROP
In November, BobbleHoliday 22 launched in-stores in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and online. The vibrant collection featured recycled cotton jacquard cozy sets, fluffy cloud handbags, and embossed leather cases -all in three classically BH bubbly hues.
PICTURED: BH Embossed Logo Leather Card Case
PICTURED: BH Recycled Cotton Jacquard Knit Polo Sweater + Knit Short / BH Short Flower Socks
PICTURED: BH Recycled Cotton Jacquard Knit Polo Sweater + Knit Short
PICTURED: BH Recycled Cotton Jacquard Knit Polo Sweater + Knit Jogger
BTS: BH HOLIDAY DROP
DECEMBER 2022: HAUS EXHIBITION
BOBBLEHAUS was founded to be an interactive brand and community. It only makes sense, then, that our flagship store at 180 Orchard Street is the physical manifestation of that vision: a playground bringing together creatives from around the world. We are thrilled to present the works of nineteen artists in our first-ever HAUS exhibition, exclusively curated but open to all.
The exhibition runs on both floors of our flagship from November 28 - January 8, 2023.