Category: Retail

Conde Nast to Make Style.com Ecommerce Site to Tap Into $1.5 Trillion Ecomm Marketplace

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Conde Nast has been making several transitions for the past year and has announced through an exclusive with Business of Fashion, that Style.com will become a global ecommerce platform starting this fall. The editorial that is on Style.com will be moved over to American Vogue, which should limit some of the redundancy that’s been taking […]

Investors Call for Quiksilver Sale Again, and Cut to Bob McKnight’s Compensation

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Here it comes again: Another shareholder, Consac LLC, has called for Quiksilver to sell due to lower than expected stock prices. This comes just a month after Andy Mooney was removed as CEO and replaced by  Pierre Agnes, and Bob McKnight was back on board as Chairman. Quiksilver has been undergoing significant changes in the […]

Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Ditch the Sexy-Sell in Favor of Laid-Back-Americana

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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 […]

BREAD & BUTTER Back on Track for July, Emphasizes Denim, Street, and Urbanwear

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We’re glad to hear that Bread & Butter Berlin is back on track. This news just came in today from Berlin about the upcoming show July 7-9, 2015 at the Airport Berlin-Tempelhof, including their emphasis n Denim, Streetwear, and Urbanwear. Here’s more: On Friday, 17th April 2015, BREAD & BUTTER held a meeting with ca. […]

Adidas Partners with Parley for the Oceans to Deal with Ocean Plastic, Fashion, and Sustainability

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More fashion and footwear brands are raising the stakes when it comes to their initiatives towards sustainability. Like H&M and Kering, leaders in this category, so too has Adidas stepped up their game. This week, the adidas Group announced a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the beauty […]

New Youth Culture Study Reveals New Lifestyle Directions, Social Network Shifts, Unique Market Trends in Spending, Fashion, Footwear, Music, Communication, Entertainment, Sports

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We are pleased to announce the release of our 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study! Thank you to everyone at Label Networks, as well as our freelancers and field team managers, that helped make this Study one of the best in our history. Here’s more: April 14, 2015, Los Angeles, CA— Fresh consumer insight from […]

Sustainability Round-up: H&M Releases New Sustainability Report, Fascinating Findings; Kering CEO Speaks at Parsons, Shares Why Sustainability is Good for Fashion Business

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Two leaders of the sustainable fashion movement, H&M and Kering, share their latest information and knowledge this week on what they are doing to create a more sustainable future. First, H&M released their Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2014. The progress made shows that H&M is at the forefront of sustainability. Some of the highlights are […]

Youth Culture Shopping Pattern Shifts: What Works for Retail vs. Online Retail and Why—Fresh Results from the 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015

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Label Networks’ 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study reveals insights into how 13-25-year-olds think and act on a variety of topics ranging from fashion to social networking, lifestyle influences, sneaker culture, spending patterns, influences, and preferences. In this story, we take a look at the results to a specific question regarding changes in shopping patterns […]

American Apparel Hires Band of Outsider’s Joseph Pickman, Goes After Guy Fashion

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More changes once again have been announced from American Apparel, as today, April 7, 2015, it was announced that Joseph Pickman, formerly from the Band of Outsiders, has been chosen by CEO Paula Schneider to head-up the men’s design team. If any of his new designs look like Band of Outsiders, we can expect some […]

K-Swiss Moves to Involve Consumers with Re-Branding Process, Brings in DJ Diplo to Collaborate

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In a recent collaboration with producer, DJ Diplo, K-Swiss is attempting a new campaign that calls in young entrepreneurs to help them rebuild the brands from design to marketing, advertising, social media promotion, and various creative endeavors. This is another interesting example of figuring out ways to bring in the consumer into the process of […]