U Brands, LLC

San Juan Capistrano,  CA 
United States
http://www.ubrands.com
  • Booth: 5230

A dynamic, new company focused on a complete and diverse line of stationery, office, and home goods. We are developing some of the most unique and inspiring stationery and home office products in the market. Our pledge is to deliver innovative and creative designs with great quality and value. Our product lines span Office Accessories, Desktop Organization, Writing Instruments, Dry Erase and Bulletin Boards, Markers, Board Accessories and Art Activities and Supplies.


 Show Specials

  • Shop U Brands product at show and receive 15% off your entire purchase as well as free freight for any domestic order over $500Come prepared to fall in love with your favorite stationary and office tools items at a fraction of the price. Visit U Brands at booth #5230 to take advantage of this special offer and find out what other fun activities and giveaways we have in booth. This offer is only valid on orders placed in booth February 3rd through 6th.

 Press Releases

  • NEW YORK, NY - February 3, 2019

    2019 National Stationery Show trade show located at the Javits Center in New York City, NY: U Brands is showcasing in booth two new Desk Organization lines, Arc and Vena. These new styles deliver two distinct looks of home office stationery and desk tools to consumers building their personal work environments. Arc and Vena organization lines are available now.

    “We realize the market is constantly looking for new styles and trends in stationery and desk organization. We wanted to develop styles that were trend forward but also unique, functional and offered mass appeal” said Michelle Gangi, Director of Product Development at U Brands.

    National Stationery Show, in its 73rd year, partners with New York Now to deliver two dynamic trade shows under one roof – New York City’s Javits Center. National Stationery Show 2019 brings in over 400 exhibiting company and 10,000 worldwide trade professionals and continues to be the leading industry tradeshow for all things paper and stationery.

    Growing Trend

    Fashion stationery has continued to see market growth as a larger population of employers are supporting tele- commuting and work from home environments. Consumers now have many more choices than the traditional black binder clips and acrylic paper trays of the past.

    “People want to make a statement and personalize their office space. Whether they are working in a cubicle or in a home office, people want to surround themselves with tools that make them feel at their best and that foster a successful work environment.” CEO, Michael Cerillo stated.

    Retailers are taking note of this and it is not uncommon to see three to five distinct desk organization product lines at store. U Brands, leveraging their expertise in the stationery category and year over year market sales data, have created two distinct looks unlike what is in market today. Arc, U Brands’ most unique line to launch, is reminiscent of Scandinavian design with heavy, durable construction and a bold color pallet.

    Vena takes the trendy wire line infiltrating the market and adds an upscale and designer touch. These three new desk lines will enable boutiques to offer unique and trend forward designs at affordable price points to the consumer.

    Product Line Descriptions

    Arc

    Through combining minimalist design with natural functionality, Arc inspires a clean and calm environment
    in an oftentimes messy and stressful workspace. Each piece is purposefully crafted with an open aesthetic, creating an organized space and inspiring an organized mind. Pulling inspiration from minimalistic architecture and Scandinavian design, the Arc product line is built on a foundation of soft bends and natural elements. Sometimes less really is more when it comes to the design of your desk organization with Arc by U Brands.

    Vena

    The linear geometry of the Vena desk organization line brings a classic, mid-century modern aesthetic to
    your work space. Vena is more than meets the eye. Be surprised as you move around each piece and discover hidden geometric shapes created by the layering of open wire. The simplicity of the solid gold finish delivers an elegance that complements any color palette. Bring home refined style with Vena by U Brands.

    Product Availability

    Arc and Vena, available now, include a wide range of products including but not limited to stationery kits, journals, weekly pads, pencil cups, tape dispensers and file basket holders. Individual products MSRP between $10 and $30 and are available now for order on ubrands.com.

    Founded in 2013, U Brands is a growing leader in fashion stationery. The company offers a wide range of products designed to provide unique and on trend fashion options in the home and office supplies category to consumers.

    Contact: Michelle Gangi Company: U Brands, LLC.
    Tel: 949.209.1609
    Email: mgangi@u-brands.com

    U Brands is a registered trademark of U Brands, LLC. in the United States and/or other countries.
    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

  • NEW YORK, NY – February 3, 2019

    U Brands Vena Stationery Kit, launched in December of 2018, is already making waves in the Stationery Marketplace. After reviewing nearly 200 product entries, U Brands Vena Stationery Kit has been selected as a finalist for Best New Product in the Life/Style Category at the National Stationery Show 2019, Javits Center New York City. The judging panel will consist of trade magazine editors and VIP retailers and will take place the afternoon of February 3rd, opening day of the trade show.

    The linear geometry of the Vena desk organization set brings a classic, mid-century modern aesthetic to any work space. The Vena Stationery Kit by U Brands gets you started with all the essentials you need without sacrificing style. The kit includes U Brands’ classic Catalina pen, notepad, sticky notes, push pins, paper clips and 6 binder clips. The simplicity of the solid gold finish delivers an elegance that complements any color palette.

    “We realize the market is constantly looking for new styles and trends in stationery and desk organization. We wanted to develop styles that were trend forward but also unique, functional and offer mass appeal” said Michelle Gangi, Director of Product Development at U Brands.

    National Stationery Show, in its 73rd year, partners with New York Now to deliver two dynamic trade shows under one roof – New York City’s Javits Center. National Stationery Show 2019 brings in over 400 exhibiting company and 10,000 worldwide trade professionals and continues to be the leading industry tradeshow for all things paper and stationery.

    Growing Trend

    Fashion stationery has continued to see market growth as a larger population of employers are supporting tele- commuting and work from home environments. Consumers now have many more choices than the traditional black binder clips and acrylic paper trays of the past.

    “People want to make a statement and personalize their office space. Whether they are working in a cubicle or in a home office, people want to surround themselves with tools that make them feel at their best and that foster a successful work environment.” CEO, Michael Cerillo stated.

    Product Availability

    The Vena Stationery Kit is available for order now on ubrands.com and retails for an MSRP of $20.

    Founded in 2013, U Brands is a growing leader in fashion stationery. The company offers a wide range of products designed to provide unique and on trend fashion options in the home and office supplies category to consumers.

    Contact: Michelle Gangi Company: U Brands LLC
    Tel: 949.209.1609
    Email: mgangi@u-brands.com

    U Brands is a registered trademark of U Brands, LLC. in the United States and/or other countries.
    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

  • IRVINE, CA, June 25, 2018

    EY today announced that Mike Cerillo, CEO, and Ben Hock, President, of U Brands, a trend-setting office tools and stationery company, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Business & Office Solutions category in Orange County. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mike and Ben were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Monarch Beach Resort on June 22.

    “Winning the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program was a great honor. The victory would not have been possible without the help of every member of our talented team and I thank them for allowing us to be the front men in accepting this award,” said Ben Hoch.

    Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

    • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
    • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
    • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
    • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
    • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
    • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
    • James Park of Fitbit
    • J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
    • Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.

    As Orange County award winners, Mike and Ben are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

    Sponsors

    Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation. In the Orange County Region, sponsors also include Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Hollencrest Capital Management, Lockton Companies,Tangram Company and WoodruffSawyer & Company.

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    About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

    Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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    EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

    About EY

    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

    This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member of the global EY organization that provides services to clients in the US.

    For more information, please visit ey.com.
    U Brands is a registered trademark of U Brands, LLC. in the United States and/or other countries.

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

  • U Brands, LLC celebrates their 5th Anniversary at the 2019 National Stationery Show

    NEW YORK, NY - February 3, 2019

    As the National Stationery Show gets underway, U Brands, LLC is taking the opportunity to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. U Brands, a growing leader in fashion stationery, was started in February of 2014 by Mike Cerillo and Ben Hoch, legends in the Dry Erase Board Industry. Mike and Ben got their start selling dry erase boards at swap meets and out of their garage to college students. After twenty-five years and several different successful ventures together, they decided to take their experience and expertise into the stationery world by starting a company dedicated to designing fashionable and innovative stationery products. Fast forward five years and U Brands is now one of the most recognizable names in the business.

    U Brands got its start in a small office space in San Juan Capistrano, California with only a handful of employees, all of whom play significant roles at U Brands to this day. In five short years U Brands has quickly expanded into a thirty person (and counting) team of designers, innovators, and trendsetters who create products sold in the smallest of boutiques all the way up to major retailers such as Anthropologie, Target, and Urban Outfitters. The company offers a wide range of products designed to provide unique and on trend fashion options in the home and office supplies category to consumers.

    “We knew we were on to something great with U Brands when almost every customer said “Yes.” There have been many sleepless nights, but we look forward to working with our talented team and conquering new opportunities every day. We couldn’t be happier to be back where it all began celebrating our 5-year Anniversary in New York at the National Stationery Show.” Commented Ben Hoch, President of U Brands, LLC.

    All week U Brands will be celebrating five years at the National Stationery Show with various events. From birthday show specials, exciting in booth events and a birthday cake ceremony, it is sure to be a celebration not to miss. Stop by U Brands booth #5230 and help them celebrate!

    U Brands is a registered trademarks or trademarks of U Brands in the United States and/or other countries.
    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners..


 Products

  • Vena Stationery Kit by U Brands
    The Vena Stationery Kit by U Brands brings a classic, mid century modern aesthetic to your work space. The kit includes our classic Catalina pen, a notepad, sticky notes, push pins, paper clips and 6 binder clips....

  • The Vena Stationery Kit by U Brands brings a classic, mid century modern aesthetic to your work space incorporating the timeless colors of black, white and gold. The kit includes our classic Catalina pen, a notepad, sticky notes, push pins, paper clips and 6 binder clips. Bring home refined style with Vena by U Brands.

    The Vena Stationery Kit by U Brands gets you started with all the essentials you need at your desk space without sacrificing style. The linear geometry of Vena brings a classic, mid century modern aesthetic to your work space. The simplicity of the solid gold finish delivers an elegance that complements any color palette.

  • Fleuri Stationery Kit by U Brands
    The rich Fleuri Stationery Kit by U Brands brings decadence into your everyday workspace. This kit includes our classic Montery pen, a notepad, 5 binder clips, paper clips and rose push pins....

  • The rich colors of the Fleuri Stationery Kit by U Brands brings decadence into your everyday workspace. This kit includes our classic Montery pen, a notepad, 5 binder clips, paper clips and rose push pins.

    The Fleuri Stationery Kit gets you started with all the essentials you need at your desk space without sacrificing style. The rich colors and luxurious accents of Fleuri are the essence of its French origins. 

  • Arc Die Cut Notebooks, Set of 3 by U Brands
    Good things come in threes, these arc notebooks are no exception. Featuring unique die-cut covers and un-lined colored pages, these modern beauties will make anything you write down worth your while....

  • Good things come in threes, these arc notebooks are no exception. Featuring unique die-cut covers and un-lined colored pages, these modern beauties will make anything you write down worth your while.

    Details
    • 5.75" x 8.25"
    • 80 pages each
    • Blank colored pages

    Set includes
    • Yellow cover with pink pages
    • Pink cover with green pages
    • Green cover with yellow pages

  • Fleuri Velvet Journal by U Brands
    Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. Fancy, huh?...

  • Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. Fancy, huh?

    Available in Blush, Maroon and Green

    Details
    • 5" x 8.25"
    • 192 pages
    • Heavy weight acid-free archival-grade paper
    • 6 mm ruled lines on cream paper
    • Elastic band 
    • Interior pocket

  • Floral Weekly Desktop Pad by U Brands
    Plan your busy weeks with this 52 page weekly desk pad. It's small enough to fit any desk, yet large enough to be a mouse pad. Planning your weeks never looked so good!...

  • Plan your busy weeks with this  52 page weekly desk pad.  It's small enough to fit any desk, yet large enough to be a mouse pad. Planning your weeks never looked so good!

    Details
    • 6.75" x 9.75"
    • 52 pages of heavyweight white wood-free paper
    • Gold gilded edges

    Not your cup of tea? We have plenty of Weekly Pad shapes, sizes and styles to choose from. Come check them out!

  • Gold Framed Dry Erase Calendar by U Brands
    This 14" x 14" stylish gold framed dry erase calendar is all you'll need to get those busy days organized. <br /><br />Details<br />• Premium magnetic steel surface<br />• Includes 1 dry erase marker with marker clip and 2 magnets...

  • This 14" x 14" stylish gold framed dry erase calendar is all you'll need to get those busy days organized. 

    Details
    • Premium magnetic steel surface
    • Includes 1 dry erase marker with marker clip and 2 magnets

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