The wide range of successes and slumps in the youth culture marketplace among retailers indicates vast changes for the industry and new direction for survivors.
Retailer Round-up: Hot Topic Grows; American Apparel Gets Cash Infusion; Quiksilver Gets Loan Extension and B-; American Eagle Hits Hard Times Along with Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, and Others
American Apparel Continues to Blaze Trails as the Brand to Watch -Label Networks Reveals Other Insights and Top T-shirt Brand Preferences Among 13-25-year-olds in North America and Europe
Label Networks’ Profile Report on American Apparel illustrates data analysis from our North American and European Youth Culture Studies on trends and what youth culture consumers think
Snow Industries of America (SIA) Trade Show Appears Recession-Proof, But Does the Industry Have its Head in the Snow?
Board graphics ruled, science in outwear is now the norm, and bindings are finally looking cool. That’s just a start.
Ed Hardy Gets Into Snowboarding and Skiing with New Snow Division Including Hardgoods and Softgoods
Microsoft T-shirts Bring Retro Geek to the Forefront with New Collection
In an attempt to get back at Apple’s Mac vs. PC campaign, Microsoft launches a T-shirt collection aimed at appealing to retro PC geeks.
Re-Scene Scensters: Thrifted Street Styles Are Redefining Old Eras into New
The recession is now “official” but youth culture is a step ahead, tapping into the old to create something new. Here’s what’s going on from London, LA, Brooklyn, Tokyo.
DNR Fold-Men’s Fashion Trade Magazine Calls It Quits
Yet another print publication bites the dust, and this one doesn’t even try to attempt “moving online” as an excuse.
Action Sports Retailer Trade Show Kicks Off with Runway Fashion Featuring Top Styles from Skate, Surf, Snow, MotoX Industries – Part One
ASR launched Thursday, January 24th with all of the excitement that comes with walking the trade show halls of fashion from the giants of surfing, skateboarding, motocross, and action sports lifestyle. Of course the Volcom area had it usual themes this year including neon green and pink, and Electric Vision next door which was just bought out by Volcom celebrated with a Let It Snow theme and confetti snow everywhere. But interestingly the motocross area continues to expand and provide new energy -all surrounded by Famous Stars & Straps. Check out next week’s stories for more from the show floor.