Adam Pfeifer of Anaphora recently wrote a story for Made in KC Explore discussing the top six men’s shops in Kansas City. One of those on his list was ULAH! Read more below!
If you have one of those of guys to shop for who has everything, consider Filson bags, wallets, or watches. Filson is a legacy brand that has been making top quality leather, wool, and canvas goods since 1897. In fact, they still keep their manufacturing here at home in the United States, and have been creating rugged products with real brass hardware in Seattle since their conception. One of our personal favorites is the 24 Hour Tin Briefcase, which I carry to ULAH every day — packed with my gym shoes and clothes, laptop, and notepads. Stop by ULAH in Woodside Village and see which of the Filson products fits your man’s needs.
This holiday season, don’t underestimate the power of tapping into your guy’s love for both music and tech. ULAH — the new men’s apparel and lifestyle store in Woodside Village at 47th and Rainbow — is a retailer for a coveted brand called Master & Dynamic that caters to both music and tech with a beautiful integration of form and function.
Master & Dynamic creates products who share “a focus on great design, luxury materials, amazing craftsmanship, and uncompromising performance, comfort, and sound”. Their products are designed for decades of use with the highest quality materials — and they are getting recognized for it.
Some of ULAH’s favorite features include:
- 16 hour battery life that could take you from New York to Hong Kong without a recharge
- An extra jack (in the right ear) allows someone sitting next to you to plug their headphones into yours. Now you can binge watch those missed shows together on the plane without using one of those annoying splitters!
- Patent pending bluetooth antenna that has 4x the industry standard signal range.
- All alloy metal and genuine leather construction that is designed to last.
Check out these trending gifts for men the next time you stop into ULAH. These tools will help him “focus, inspire, and transport” his mind. Who wouldn’t want that?
At ULAH, we understand that men can be really hard to shop for! So we’ve put together a gift guide — full of ideas that you can find right in our store. Stay tuned for photos and highlights over the next couple of weeks, for a more in-depth look at our products.
- Apparel: Denim, sweaters, accessories, and local tees
- Trending: YETI tumblers, coolers, and accessories
- Essentials: Grooming, skin care, & fragrance
- Socks, gloves, scarves & ties
- Stocking stuffers: cards, tools & gadgets
- Tech: Headphones, earbuds, speakers, iPhone cases
- Wallets: from high tech to handmade
- ULAH Candles
- Travel Bags
- Gear for the outdoors: portable stadium seats, grilling and camping accessories
- Low maintenance plants for his home or office
Joey Mendez and Buck Wimberly are announcing their new business venture, a men’s apparel and lifestyle store they’ve named ULAH (pronounced yew-luh). Their store will be located at the brand new Woodside Village, a live-work-play community that is currently under construction.
Buck and Joey knew from the start that they shared a life-long passion for men’s style, but it was more recently they realized that their professional experiences could be a powerfully complimentary combination that could allow them to pursue their mutual dream. Joey was previously a buyer at Halls, and has been in the men’s apparel retail industry for over 15 years. Buck had been at Hallmark for 11 years before leaving his role as a brand strategist to help his brother rebrand his Texas company — Modern Home Renovation — as their Vice President of Brand & Marketing. Joey and Buck both attribute their current momentum to their past professional experiences.
“Leaving my 11 year career at Hallmark was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made. I was in a role that I really loved, with a creative and business community that was a significant part of who I had become, both personally and professionally. When my brother, Mike, asked me to join him in helping rebrand and position his business for growth, I just had this gut feeling that taking that leap would teach me things I needed to know to achieve some big picture goals I held. I ended up gaining the missing experiences I needed in order to pursue this project with Joey.” -Buck Wimberly
“I can’t help but look back and acknowledge all of the great people and experiences that have influenced who I am today. I feel like all of my various retail roles — from sales to managing and buying — have led me to this dream project we’ve decided to pursue. I’m normally not one to take risks, but this happened so organically and the timing just felt so right that I knew it was time.” – Joey Mendez
Joey and Buck created ULAH to serve today’s fashion forward and multi-dimensional man who is both rustic and modern, balancing a life that is both casual and professional, and whose experiences are both small-town and cosmopolitan. Their thoughtfully curated collection of products will range from accessible to aspirational and local to mainstream — serving the many dimensions of a man’s life with apparel, accessories, essentials, gifts, and masculine home decor.
ULAH is a men’s apparel and lifestyle store that makes high style and good design more accessible and relevant to more parts of a man’s every day life. ULAH helps men DRESS FOR LIFE.
ULAH is working with Hufft Projects to design and build out their space. Together, they are hoping to create a distinct retail environment and experience for men in Kansas City. The current construction and build out schedule has them positioned to open in early Fall of 2016.