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 […]
Retail Round-Up: American Apparel Gets $80 Million Dollar Backer; PacSun’s Bleak Forecast; H&M On the Rise
MAGIC, S.L.A.T.E., Street, Workroom, Project, Pool, (capsule)—Label Networks’ Review of America’s Largest Fashion Trade Show Scene and Where Trends Are Headed
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The flurry of fashion trade shows in Las Vegas from February 12-15, 2012 bring with them a diverse angle of what’s taking shape in fashion from a wide spectrum of genres particularly in the United States. While we mostly concentrate on youth culture influences, including streetwear, […]
Billabong’s Partial Sell of Nixon Generates $285 Million Towards Debt Payment—Plus, The Changing Tide of Action Sports
Hours after posting the initial story about the potential Billabong takeover, last night came more news as Billabong and Nixon announced the partial sale, or 48.5% of Nixon, to Trilantic Capital Partners (not to be confused with Texas Pacific Group which put in a bid earlier in the morning for Billabong for $766 million). The […]
American Apparel in a Turn-Around? Net Sales Up 14%
The beleaguered American Apparel, one of the most high-profile vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel in the world, and a top favorite among youth culture, announced preliminary sales for the month ended January 31, 2012. The company reported total net sales increased 14% to $41.4 million. For the same period, […]
Retail Round-Up: Versace X H&M Debuts to Huge Crowds, Now Onto Marni; American Apparel President Resigns; Adidas, Nike, H&M, Puma, and Others Launch Zero Discharge 2020
H&M and their last masstige collaboration with Versace sent crowds into a frenzy for the limited-edition items.Just as the fast fashion highstreet giant H&M debuted their designer collaboration with Versace to huge fanfare and crowds at most stores as the limited-edition collection went on sale a few weeks ago, today they announced their next collab: […]
Metropark Back In Action? Weisfeld Group Buys IP For Undisclosed Amount
The story of Metropark, the retail chain crossing action sports, streetwear, and denim, marks an interesting example of what can happen in a recession.
Agenda Trade Show Huntington Beach Brings the Action Sports Fashion Tribes Together with Streetwear for an Ultimate Blend of Styles
New finds at Agenda, plus a mix of classic older brands showcasing edgy-retro styles made for a unique mix that stoked buyers and attendees.
Retail Round-up: GAP Drops 23%, Cost of Goods Outweighing Retail Price Increases; Zumiez up 18.8%; Snowboard Olympic Medalist, Hannah Teeter Launches SweetCheeks Underwear
Fashion retail in major flux as sourcing costs rise and retail costs struggle to keep margins stable. And the launch of a cool underwear brand.
Levi Strauss Announces Expansion of Denizen in Exclusive Target Deal to Attract Youth Culture with Active Lifestyles
Levi Strauss is not the only denim brand concentrating heavily on fit, comfort and lower price points these days, but the latest agreement with Target will impact the youth fashion industry.