Tag: Retail

The Hype Behind Hypebeast’s Hong Kong IPO—Sneakerheads Keep the Industry Booming

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Last Monday, Hypebeast, the site known mostly as the place to find out about fashion trends in particular sneakers was listed on the Hong Kong stock market, raising some HK$65 million or US$270 million, making it one of the best Asian stocks for 2016. What started as a blog by Kevin Ma 11 years ago […]

Converse Puts a DIY Spin On Their Soho Flagship

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Converse’s flagship store at 560 Broadway in NYC has always been a retail marvel, but with their re-opening of their 10,000 square-foot space, it’s now their largest in the world and includes a key item for customization and interactive experiences with their Converse Blank Canvas Customization activation. In this space, fans can change-up their sneakers, […]

Paul Frank is Back at Paul Frank

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When we first wrote the story, Paul Frank Gets Fired from Paul Frank in 2005, it was a shock to the industry, and especially to Paul Frank Sunich, the eclectic creator of Julius the Monkey and other characters, not to mention home furnishings. Paul Frank at that time was a big part of the action […]

Donna Carpenter Promoted to CEO of Burton Snowboards—Significant Step for the Industry, Women Riders, and the Environment

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We are stoked to hear that Donna Carpenter has been promoted to CEO of Burton Snowboards for many reasons. First, as leader of the strongest snowboarding brand out there, it’s nice to know there’s a leader in our industry who looks at two critical issues with great importance: women in snow sports and the environment. […]

H&M Design Award Winner for 2016, Hannah Jinkins, 24, Prize Sum $50,000 Euros, Collection in H&M Stores

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Yesterday in London, Hannah Jinkins was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016. Jinkins, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London, was selected from eight finalists by an international jury that included amongst others Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing and Nick Knight. As the H&M Design Award winner, Jinkins receives a […]

Vice Launches Own Cable Channel Headed-up by Spike Jonze

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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 […]

American Apparel Finally Files for Bankruptcy After Crazy Ride But Plans Total Restructure

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This has been the apparel saga of the decade as the bumpy ride of American Apparel, a teen retail favorite with more than 230 stories that revolutionized the concept of first-layer fashion and more, finally announced on Sunday, October 4, 2015 that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In their statement, $90 million in […]

Can It Get Any Worse for American Apparel? 20 Lawsuits, Impending Debt, Talks of Bankruptcy Loom

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American Apparel is in talks for potential bankruptcy just when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse. 17% decline in revenue from $19.4 million in their second quarter to $16.2 million a year ago means they have burned about $23 million in Q2 alone. There are also some 20 lawsuits surrounding the firing of former […]

VF Reports 2nd Quarter Financials, Vans Up 23%

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It’s been another good quarter for VF Corporation, owners of The North Face, Vans, Timberland, and Wrangler, among others, with their second quarter revenues up 5%, lead by Vans which is up 23%. “Our second quarter was another strong illustration of the ability of our global, diverse and powerful brands and platforms to deliver consistent, […]

Katy Perry to Be the Featured Holiday Girl for H&M, Replacing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

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Fast-fashion retailer H&M is coming off another strong quarter with sales including increased by 14% in in June 2015 compared to the same month the previous year. They’ve also just announced that their new Holiday campaign will feature Katy Perry. Katy, who got a significant boost after being on the Vans Warped Tour years ago, […]