More strategies than you can possibly imagine, indicating what works and what doesn’t when it comes to retail, fashion, action sports-inspired brands, and youth culture.
Retail Round-up: Volcom Down 8% but Beats Expectations; Gap’s On the Rise and Here’s Why; H&M Proves New Strategies Work; Billabong Dips and Misses the Mark
Elmer Ave. Gives Us Punk-Military Chic with Steampunk Vests and Sky-High Doc Martens
Nothing like a secret fashion show where the location is revealed the day-of%u2026and it happens to be right in your %u2018hood.
Gap Profits Fall, But Pushes Ecomm Plan and Return of Khakis; Aeropostale Blows Doors (in a good way); CFDA Announces Retail Revitalization Event; IMG and 505 Games to Produce Fashion Week Game
Sneaker Pimps, World’s Largest Sneaker Art Show, Brings-Out Top DIY Painted Kicks, Plus Top Artists Painting Live with Xbox360 in the Sponsor Seat
Our man Sole Junkie was on-hand painting live along with TokiDoki’s Italian artist Simone Legno demonstrating how sneaker art has been taken to new levels. Plus more women%uFFFDs kicks.
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.
Who’s Got the Youth Vote ( Who Would Have It If They Could Vote); Plus Who Plans to Vote Mostly; and a Look at the Presidential”Wish” List of Candidates by 13-25-year-olds
In Label Networks’ new Spring Youth Culture Study 2008, we asked a series of questions about the upcoming election to get a sense of just how 13-25-year-olds are voting or would vote if they could, how they feel about their potential future President, who plans on voting (of those that are eligible), and who they “wish” was a Presidential candidate. The results are quite fascinating because in many ways, it provides insight about the future when it comes to politics, and which demographics within youth culture are more likely to get involved compared with others.