Last week, Vice announced the launch of their own cable channel, which in our opinion, is going to give network TV another run for their money. Headed up with the support of such directors like Spike Jonze, we can anticipate a new look at what is entertainment, news, humor, fashion, sports, and cultural coverage. This […]
Current TV Sells to Al-Jazeera for $500 Million
One of the more popular youth culture cable channels, and one highly touted for covering issues that mainstream news channels don’t, Current TV has become a darling media site and TV network for a new generation that’s become tainted by traditional media. On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, former Vice President Al Gore, a co-founder with […]
Buy-out Fever: Collective Brands’ Performance and Lifestyle Group, Including Keds, Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Bought by Wolverine (Owners of Merrell) for $1.2 Billion
In a compelling buy-out of the Collective Brands stable, Wolverine, along with Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital is buying the Collective Brands’ Performance and Lifestyel Group of brands including Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite, and Keds for $1.23 billion. This will bring the Wolverine stable of brands, which includes Merrell, Caterpillar, and Hush […]
Metropark Back In Action? Weisfeld Group Buys IP For Undisclosed Amount
The story of Metropark, the retail chain crossing action sports, streetwear, and denim, marks an interesting example of what can happen in a recession.
Olympics Are Probably Moaning as ESPN X Games Announces New Expansion Now With 6 Events Globally
While the question continues to rage on, “what is action sports these days?” the X Games continues its global domination.
Youth Culture’s Sourcing of New Music and Bands Correlate with Where Trends Are Headed for Connecting with the Marketplace-Fresh Data
Given the influence of music on youth culture and their search for sourcing new finds, fresh data from Label Networks’ Spring Youth Culture Study 2011 reveals where the new connections with the marketplace are now happening.
Retail Round-up: Aeropostale Busts Record Shares: PacSun’s Long Road; Quiksilver Down; Buckle Up
Distinct differences in performances between fashion brands continues to fascinate forecasters as strategies undergo major shifts to attract a new youth culture.
iPhone App for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Causes Big Waves for Event and Sponsorship Potential for Surfing
MAGIC and Project Fashion Trade Shows to be Held Together at Mandalay Bay with Addition of a Footwear Platform
With MAGIC and Project now together and at a different location, it’s an indicator of where things are right now for the fashion industry overall.
Footwear News Round-up: Jimmy Choo for H&M; Van Halen Sues Nike Over”Frankenstein” Guitar Graphics; adidas Originals Collabs with Lucasfilm for Star Wars LTD Collection
Never a dull day when it comes to footwear. Here’s a round-up of some fresh news from the youth culture scene.