America’s greatest motorcycle rally also creates the country’s greatest merch world.
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“When it comes to fashion, what type of brands are you becoming more attracted to?” Fresh data and analysis by Label Networks.
Top 10 Bands of Summer -Bands About to Break Big, Best Innovative Marketers, Most Creative Merch, Fan Favorites
These underground bands all have something leading-edge about them making them the bands to watch when it comes to influencing youth culture. Street report from Label Networks’ summer road warriors.
Successful Launch 16 of the Vans Warped Tour Marks Fresh Trends in Sponsorships, Music, Fashion for a New Generation
As the largest, longest-running youth culture music tour and festival ever, it’s always a monumental occasion when Warped hits the road. Here’s what went down.
Retail Round-up: VF Corp Down but Vans is Up; Abercrombie & Fitch Re-Bounds; Hot Topic’s”Twilight” Merch Sinking; Sad Good-bye to Alexander McQueen
This roller coaster round-up indicates what new strategies and brands are working in youth culture, and what’s not.
Action Sports Round-up: Judging Shaun White -Olympic Challenge; Tony Hawk Paris Show; Billabong Buys Swell.com; Volcom Pipeline Debut; Reef Hawaiian Pro; Hot Topic Hopes for New Moon Bump; Zumiez Results
Exciting and challenging times for action sports, depending on whom and what you look at. Here’s a round-up of the latest highs, lows, and upcoming challenges of the industry.
The Dead Weather Takes the World by Storm (and the Rise of Uber Bands)
When Jack White’s The Dead Weather blew through LA, their novelties shop, theater, and Horehound performance set a new bar for pop-up merch and event experiences. Bet on new uber bands to be a part of the music future.