Uniqlo, the brand that claims it will one day be bigger than The Gap, continues its roll of becoming a dominate fast-fashion retailer especially with its strong sales of its HEATTECH and AIRism collections featuring Ultra Light Down, first layer pieces and hoodies that have sun-protection technology. This week they reported their latest financials with […]
Retail Round-Up: Uniqlo, Fast Retailing Reports Fiscal 2013; Nike Projects $10B in Apparel, Pushes Ecommerce and China Markets
Fast-fashion giant Uniqlo based in Japan has released their latest financials. The brand which is catching on quickly across youth culture markets in the United States (see also our Fall Youth Culture Study 2013), has also just released their puffy jacket campaign that showcases how these cushy, soft winter outerwear can fit into the size […]
Puma’s InCycle via Partnership with Cradle to Cradle Certified Brings Sustainability Philosophy to Sneaker Culture
More brands are moving in the direction of creating sustainable products, as they should be. Not only is it important for the environment and to reduce effects on global warming, among many other things, but today’s there’s an entirely new generation that looks to the “green history” of a product before purchasing. In our Sustainability […]
Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market Showcases Crossover Snowboarding, Bright-Colored Outerwear, Rise in Yoga Apparel, and New Styles in Boots
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Outdoor Retailer Winter Market wrapped up January 25, 2013 with a strong turn-out of winter sports enthusiasts as well as fashion industry leaders looking for the next styles in seasonal jackets, snow pants, yoga apparel, and technical backpacks. While it’s by far the most conservative show […]
Streetwear and Urban Contemporary Fall Jackets Bring Mix of Camo, Wool, Multi-Dimensional Patterns, and Retro Re-Makes of the Classic Denim
This Fall, expect a wide spectrum of genres particularly in the United States, when it comes to streetwear and urban contemporary outerwear, especially jackets. In higher-end streetwear (what Bread and Butter types call “urbanwear” which in our American eyes would be mistaken for say, Fubu, and why no one here dares call cutting-edge brands like […]
ISPO’s Brand New Awards from Germany Names International Winners Including a Soft Ski Boot, Wavegarden, Solar Jacket and More
One of the best parts of ISPO’s winter fashion trade show in Munich, Germany, is the presentation of their ISPO BRAND NEW awards which go to some of the most innovative, technical, and in some cases, humanitarian and fashionable start-up products in the world. ISPO Brand New Awards is the world’s largest start-up competition in […]
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Proves Crossover Potential with Action Sports, Technical and Heritage Fashion Trends, Footwear, Accessories
All eyes were on the OR Winter Trade Show as the outdoor industry continues to evolve, bringing with it some new crossover categories, exhibitors, designers, and ideas.
Adidas Originals Collabs with Burton Snowboards for Lifestyle and Footwear Collection
Skingraft Designs and Elmer Ave. Boutique Opening Inspire LA Fashion, Music, and Artistic Scenesters with Leather Jackets, Deconstructed Menswear, Bridal Atelier, Equestrian Motifs, and a Beautiful Showroom
Bucking trends and opening a showroom/boutique in downtown LA proves that not all retail in LA is over. Just stale staid stores on Robertson Blvd.