Converse’s flagship store at 560 Broadway in NYC has always been a retail marvel, but with their re-opening of their 10,000 square-foot space, it’s now their largest in the world and includes a key item for customization and interactive experiences with their Converse Blank Canvas Customization activation. In this space, fans can change-up their sneakers, […]
Converse Puts a DIY Spin On Their Soho Flagship
Levi Strauss Gets Into DIY/Tailored Services with Launch of Tailor Shop
Levi’s sees the writing on the wall with their latest concept of creating a Tailor Shop that caters to buyers DIY needs for individualism and creativity especially when it comes to denim. Somewhat similar to Nudie’s denim jeans repair shop (which is based on sustainability), the Levi’s Tailor Shop allows denim-heads to customize using Levi’s […]
Retail Round-up: Etsy Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million; Quiksilver Postpones Release of Q1 Earnings Report, Prompts Audit Committee Investigation; American Apparel Workers Form Activist Group to Keep Their Jobs
Etsy, the favorite online retailer for crafted goods, has decided to go public. The company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, March 4, 2015, and is looking to raise $100 million. According to their filing, Etsy says they have 1.4 million sellers and 19.8 million buyers, with a revenue of $108.7 million. […]
T-Shirts, Trends, and Insights from American Youth Culture Markets—From Label Networks’ New “Future Consumer Reports”
As an introduction to our new Future Consumer Reports and e-commerce platform, ww.thefutuerconsumer.com, we bring you insights from what to expect in the T-shirts Report 2013. The purpose of the T-shirt Report, and the other Future Consumer Reports covering 13-25-year-olds and their opinions on Denim, Footwear, Accessories, and Action Sports Apparel, is to provide brands […]
Getting Inked: The Influence of Tattoo Culture Among Today’s Youth Lifestyles—Label Networks’ Latest Report
We are often asked by brands creating new strategies what makes the most sense for them in terms of relevancy and connection with youth culture markets. Taking a look at a variety of youth culture lifestyle associations and playgrounds that are shaping new subcultures within the marketplace today in the United States, in this story, […]
Craftivism: Recycled Album Covers Handstiched Into Notebooks by 12-Inch Notes, Plus Patches of Awesome–Examples of Growing Importance of Crafting
Our DIY generation has given way to an EIY movement whereby Earning It Yourself is at the basis of why more young people today are moving into crafting and appreciating the art of the handmade more than ever before. This isn’t about your grandma’s sewing but more about appreciating heritage, understanding that quality is more […]
Label Networks to Present at MAGIC: Youth Culture Fashion Lifestyle Trends: Influences from Music, Sports, Streets, Technology
2 highly-anticipated presentations at MAGIC! Free for attendees, but come early as we tend to pack the 300-max capacity room fast.
Street Trend Report: Music Tour and Festival Top Popular Accessories and Trends Among Young Female Fashionistas
Scouring fans of music tours this season for top accessory and embellishment trends, our field reporters have created a unique report sure to turn into key styles for Fall/Winter.