Once again, VF Corp’s Outdoor and Action Sports divisions are leading the charge for the mega-conglomerate with revenues up 5% to $3.3 billion and Vans up 16% in North America. The Q3 financials released Monday, October 21, 2013 indicate a strong quarter and changes including a 4-to-1 stock split. “VF is at its best when […]
Retail Round-up: VF’s Q3 Results with Vans Up 16%, Plus Re-launch of Women’s Collection; Adidas Group Unites Adidas and Reebok Under One Management Team
Sneakerness Europe Goes Off—Proves Sneaker Culture Is Alive and Well among Youth Culture
Sneakerness Zurich convention just wrapped up with massive attendance viewing every type of leading-edge sneaker style on display to the insatiable sneakerhead audience. In its 3rd annual convention, it’s clear that Sneakerness is a growing force in the world of footwear, but also that sneaker culture is a strong marketplace within youth culture, and now, […]
Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market Showcases Crossover Snowboarding, Bright-Colored Outerwear, Rise in Yoga Apparel, and New Styles in Boots
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Outdoor Retailer Winter Market wrapped up January 25, 2013 with a strong turn-out of winter sports enthusiasts as well as fashion industry leaders looking for the next styles in seasonal jackets, snow pants, yoga apparel, and technical backpacks. While it’s by far the most conservative show […]
Underground Trends About to Pop -Secrets By Core Fashionistas Revealed in our Quick Round-up from Trade Show Sightings
One of the best things about fashion trade shows are the gems of upcoming trends you can discover from the people who attend. Here are 5 you should know about.
Bread & Butter Barcelona Trade Show Wrap-Up: Denim Brands, Big Business, Bowler Hats Re-introduced, 99,500 Exhibitors, Buyers, Fashion Players Attend
Bread & Butter Barcelona wrapped up last week, January 18th to rave reviews by most who attended, which reached more than 99,500 -a 20% increase from last year. As a leading-edge trade show particularly for denim, upper urbanwear, sportswear, and street fashion brands, B&B has also gained a reputation for its unique approach to creating beautiful themes and aesthetics within each hall resulting in an atmosphere that is conducive for business and inspiration.
Sneaker Kingpins Nike and Adidas Go Head-to-Head Creating New Footwear Designs for the Olympics Sure to Impact Sneak-Freak Culture; Plus Latest IOC Moves to Attract”Teens” in Another Ill-fated (and Named) Campaign
Things are heating up for the Beijing Olympics next month, including the launch of some 53 different sneaker designs from the titans of footwear, plus an update on how the IOC missed the youth culture boat again.