Story and Photo by Tom Wallace and Kathleen Gasperini Outdoor Retailer at the Salt Lake Palace, UT, is the premiere outdoor trade show in the U.S., which featured 1,036 exhibitors, and an estimated 22,000 attendees over the course of 4 days running from January 20-24, 2015. Key themes this winter included the usual technical outerwear […]
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Features Refreshing Themes Including Urban and Modern Outdoorsman, Twists on Heritage, and Fashion Representing a New Kind of Buyer
Lack of Women in the Outdoor Industry Isn’t It’s Only Problem, but OIWC and REI Have Partnered To Do Something About It
There was a lot of talk last week during the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, January 20-24, 2015, regarding just who is the modern outdoors person? From Range magazine’s excellent presentation on the Modern Outdoors Woman, to the New Product TV area interviewing panelists on the Modern Outdoors person in general, to […]
Crossover Outdoor X Urban Fashion On the Rise—Outdoor Retailer to Debut Venture Out
In the past few years, there’s been an interesting trend emerging in streetwear and urban contemporary with a crossover of outdoors. From camp-inspired collections, to actual tents from brands like Poler, to Swiss Army becoming an accessories staple exhibiting at shows like Capsule and Agenda, the urban outdoorsman has become a bona fide category of […]
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Proves Crossover Potential with Action Sports, Technical and Heritage Fashion Trends, Footwear, Accessories
All eyes were on the OR Winter Trade Show as the outdoor industry continues to evolve, bringing with it some new crossover categories, exhibitors, designers, and ideas.