What went down in LA for Michael Jackson’s memorial and the impact on a new generation.
Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Rest in Peace
The Rise of Band Merch as Important Fashion Component in Youth Culture Lifestyles
With summer music festival season in full-swing, the focus on band merch, new T-shirt graphics, styles, and changes in spending patterns bring fresh importance to this influential component of youth culture fashion.
Marvel Comics Finally Sees Potential in Creating Merch for Women
After 70 years of creating Spider Man and Captain America merch for guys, someone at Marvel saw the light.
Dub Show Tour Kicks-off in LA with Tricked After-Market Cars, Lowriders, and Enough Bling to Prove a Recession-Proof Subculture Does Exist
This event, featuring hot cars, hot girls, big rims, and pimped rides, makes it tough for even hot performers like Ice Cube and Jim Jones to measure up.
Brand Profile: Hot Topic -Tracking Youth Culture Consumer Data, Changes in Trends, and the Retailer’s Formula for Success
Hot Topic has always been a hot topic when it comes to analysts trying to understand this retailer’s appeal to youth culture. Label Networks delivers the inside data, analysis, and trends from a consumer perspective that quantify what makes things work and why.
Real Merch for Fake Bands Makes Rock Band 2 Even Cooler; Plus a Wrap-up of E3 Video Gaming Conference
Strike a faux-rocker pose with your avatar and create your own $69 figurine. This along with fake band merch now available to add to the interactive entertainment of RockBand 2.
Nu Rave Fashion’s Evolution: Street Snaps from Label Networks’ Reporters Capture Subculture of Styles, Colors, Inspirational Brands, and Their Muses
New takes on neon, steovepipes, accessories among youth culture have created fresh concepts in the subculture of nu rave fashion, moving now towards synth-punk %u201880’s with hip-hop/hyphy influences.
Cardboard Robot’s Mixed Themes for Fall ’08 Ranging from Hollywood to Miami Vice, Politics, Deer Hunters, Music, Keeping Retailers on Their Toes
Cardboard Robot based out of Long Beach, CA, has always been a fascinating brand for their mix-up of themes and tight connections with music, politics, skateboarding, and artists. In the last 4 years, the brand has crossed over into having complete collections with between 80-100 accounts per season, and are now expanding internationally.