Devil Nut(s)?

8 Mar

Over the last month or so I have run into stores in three different shopping malls that are called – Devil Nut.  It’s such a strange name with such strange figurines that it made me take notice.  I snapped a picture at the first one I saw as you can see – the strange creatures with three eyeballs seem to be following me.  After the third one, I finally went into the store and found a selection of skateboarder gear – something I’d saw probably appropriate for high school students- tight graphic t-shirts, baggy pants and wild colors.  I have to give this company credit for such a media blitz of advertising, but I don’t really think I’m their target customer.

Would you buy something from a store called “Devil Nut”?  Is it in the US now or is this just a China phenomenon?  Please share!

Quick note – I wish all of my reader’s happy woman’s day!  March 8th is the day to recognize women and their successes and achievements across the globe.  In my office we’re arranging for sweets and hopefully to go home an hour or two early.  Do you have any plans?

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6 Responses to “Devil Nut(s)?”

  1. Emily Messinger March 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    That is great that your office is celebrating. It is terriffic to see women’s achievements recognized.

    • gkm2011 March 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      I agree. International woman’s day is a pretty big deal here – actually from talking to other friends, it’s a big deal across Europe and other places in Asia too. As they say in Chinese – women hold up “half the sky.” Hope you had a personal celebration!

  2. valerie March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I have not seen that store yet in the US — however, it may be on Michigan Avenue and not out here in the burbs. And I totally shopped at stores like that when I was young – contempo, wet seal, pacific sun – but eventually just gap (boring!) when I was working at gap kids and getting the discount.

    Happy women’s day to you! I just noticed it when I opened google, but I had not heard any mention of it in the news, at work or anywhere. So maybe it’s not a big thing here? Or maybe I’m just not listening to the right sources.

    • gkm2011 March 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Happy Woman’s Day! Yes, as far as I’m aware the US doesn’t really celebrate the holiday, but here – there are special discounts and I even had a client give me a gift when I went to a bidding presentation! Every day should be woman’s day!

  3. Nigel April 8, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    I guess it’s just China’s version of A Bathing Ape or Bape for short. I’m guessing that the only difference is that Bape is more expensive.

    • gkm2011 April 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

      Haven’t heard about that before – very interesting.

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