VF Corporation released their Q1 financials on May 1, 2015, with the Outdoor and Action Sports categories leading the way. Check-out our latest 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015 for more information about how the VF brands rank in preferences among today’s youth culture. Here are more highlights from VF: “We remain confident in […]
VF Corp Q1 Results Show Outdoor and Action Sports Up 2%, Vans Leading with Revenues up 16%
Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Ditch the Sexy-Sell in Favor of Laid-Back-Americana
After another financial results indicating lower than usual sales, troubled teen retailers Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister have ditched the sexy-sales approach of shirtless, buff guy models, and are moving towards a more laid-back, Americana tone. Like American Apparel moving in the direction of Gap, so too is Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister having to […]
Action Sports Round-up: Shaun White Busted in Nashville; Rip Curl Seeking Potential Investors
Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist and X Games skateboarding gold medalist Shaun White was busted on Monday, September 17, 2012 for charges of public intoxication and vandalism at Loews Vanderbilt Nashville hotel. According to a police report and related story from the Associated Press, police came to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. on Sunday […]
Retail Round-up: Vans Plans $1 Billion Growth; Investor Meeting at House of Vans in Brooklyn for First Time; H&M Up 12%
On June 14, 2012, Vans, owned by VF Corporation, owners of The North Face, Reef, Wrangler, Lee, and others, outlined a a strategy to add $1 billion in revenues over the next five years. For the first time ever, the investor meeting was held at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, which raised the profile […]
Retail Round-Up: American Apparel Gets $80 Million Dollar Backer; PacSun’s Bleak Forecast; H&M On the Rise
The beleaguered PacSun continues to forecast losses into 2012, indicating a hard hit for the action sports-based retail chain which is hoping to recreate a more fashionable presence in the new year. As we’ve noted based on our Youth Culture Studies data, various action sports-based brands and extending lifestyle apparel and footwear brands have fallen […]
eBay’s Launched a Fashion Outlet -Largest Virtual Discount Mall in the U.S.
When you go into a store to buy clothing, what influences you the most in your purchasing decisions? -Fresh Data from Label Networks’ Spring Youth Culture Study 2011
As part of a robust section on Fashion from the Spring Youth Culture Study 2011, we take a look the results to one question on in-store influences and what’s most important to youth when it comes to shopping.
Hot Topic’s Third Quarter Report Looks Grim with Store Closures and Lay-offs on the Horizon
The music-inspired retailer and popular store among American youth culture, reflects the difficult economic challenges in these times.