Hot Topic, the teen brand and retailer that is highly desirable by youth culture shoppers and continues to perform well as revealed in our 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015, announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that is was buying Geeknet for $122 million. This means that Hot Topic is moving into the realm […]
Hot Topic Buys Geeknet for $122 Million, Adds More Online Retail, Gaming, Sci-Fi
Hot Topic Gets Bought by Sycamore Partners for $600 Million
Punk rock/Goth inspired retailer Hot Topic just landed a huge deal, getting bought by the private equity firm Sycamore Partners, owners of brands like Talbots, for $600 million. Hot Topic shareholders will get $14 a share as part of the deal, which is a whopping 30% above the closing price yesterday, March 6, 2013. […]
H&M Becomes World’s Largest Organic Cotton User, Plus Mad-Hype for Maison Martin Margiela X H&M Collab and Music-Inspired Gray Concept Builds with Dancing Models and Cool Videos
H&M, the fast-fashion giant from Sweden continues to blaze trails going into the holiday season with their latest masstige collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela, and latest reports from the Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report that once again, they are the largest manufacturer of organic cotton in the world. First, the brand is known for their […]
The Power of T-shirts in Youth Culture Markets, from Branding to Retail to Creating Entire Movements for Change -Label Networks Takes an In-Depth at the New Landscape, Trends, and Fresh Data
T-shirts have never been more important in youth culture fashion, often creating entire brands through cool messages and graphics. Moving into plans for 2012, here’s a recap of where things stand
Warped Tour 2012 Dates Announced–Music Tour Season Kick-off for 2012
In it’s earliest announcement ever, the Warped Tour has announced their schedule of dates for 2012. Sponsors, musicians, and fans starting to make plans.
Sneaker Report 2011 -Label Networks’ Analysis on Top Styles, Colors, and Reasons Why Certain Brands Now Resonate with Youth Culture More Than Others
Three distinct movements among a new generation of consumers are changing the course of footwear trends, particularly sneakers. Here’s what’s going on.
Music-Inspired Fashion Trends from Street, MAGIC, Project Showcase Forward-Thinking Designs for Youth Culture 2012
From Tripp NYC to T.U.K. footwear and an English Beat themed fashion runway show, MAGIC, Project, and Street delivered inspired collections from this important subculture.
Vans Warped Tour Kick-off Reveals Summer Headliners, Paramore, 3OH!3, Devil Wears Prada, Plus Engaging Sponsorship Initiatives, Eco-Sustainability, and More
The most renowned music tour in the world for youth culture, founder Kevin Lyman with Steve Van Doren announced great plans for the Vans Warped Tour this summer.