Label Networks’ European Fashion Profile Report reveals just where fashion is headed and why, plus changing patterns in retail with forecasts on future impacts in America.
European Fashion Influences on America Have Resulted in Not Only New Top Brands and Trends, but also New Patterns in Spending and the Shopping Experience
Youth Market News Round-up: CosmoGirl Folds; Hurley Sells Direct; Wal-Mart to Boost Private Labels
Meeting John Fluevog of”John Fluevog” Shoes
In a rare interview with the iconic footwear designer/CEO, Label Networks captures the story behind the cult status of John Fluevog Shoes; plus what went down at the 5th anniversary of the Melrose Fluevog store in Los Angeles.
Good Charlotte Members with LA Artist Tal Cooperman Launch DCMA Collective Featuring Designs from Select Street Graffiti Artists, with Music-Inspired Sneaker Line
DCMA collective is a music and art-inspired streetwear brand launched by Good Charlotte members Joel and Benji Madden, along with their brother Josh, and LA-based artist Tal Cooperman. In an interview at Agenda Trade Show in San Diego with Tal, Label Networks TV was able to get the scoop on the new brand, collective, and now, retail space called DCMA located in the heart of Hollywood.
Ecomm Store The Buyble by Rule of Next Launches with”New York State of Mind” Theme Changing the Concept of What’s Possible in an Online Store Street Fashion Experience
Online retail is clearly the wave of the future, but it takes creating an underground movement with a solid database to start a truly credible ecommerce following, not to mention a select grouping of key brands, excellent backend system that can handle commerce, and of course, a connection to the street fashion scene itself. So when Robert Rosenthal, owner of the contemporary street fashion chain called Next out of Cleveland, decided to expand his well-established brick %u2018n mortar stores’ shopping experiences online, he sought for a unique solution that matched his progressive retail aesthetics, which is where Jay Yoo comes in.
Action Sports Retailer Trade Show Kicks Off with Runway Fashion Featuring Top Styles from Skate, Surf, Snow, MotoX Industries – Part One
ASR launched Thursday, January 24th with all of the excitement that comes with walking the trade show halls of fashion from the giants of surfing, skateboarding, motocross, and action sports lifestyle. Of course the Volcom area had it usual themes this year including neon green and pink, and Electric Vision next door which was just bought out by Volcom celebrated with a Let It Snow theme and confetti snow everywhere. But interestingly the motocross area continues to expand and provide new energy -all surrounded by Famous Stars & Straps. Check out next week’s stories for more from the show floor.
Swiv Tackle Circus”Gallertique” Brings Together Fresh Concepts in Retail, Art, Community, Sound Creating a Modern-Day Moulin Rouge for Skaters, Surfers, Artists, Fans of the Lifestyle
Smack in the middle of an economic landscape that has torn retailers apart and sunk galleries into oblivion, up pops Swiv Tackle Circus in Oceanside, CA, a gritty little beach community on the northern edge of San Diego and an outpost for skaters, surfers, and artists. As original as its name, Swiv Tackle Circus has redefined what it means to be a retail store, gallery, and community gathering space. Known as a “gallertique” as in part boutique and part gallery, the 3,500 square-foot space owned by Shaney Jo Darden and Jeff Black, and managed with partners Desiree Dawn Kuhn and Kirsten Kuhn, gives new meaning and hope to the concept of having a business and artistic gathering space that pushes forward creativity and new ideas, rather than constricts life based on outside forces of bad economics. The concept is the epitome of DIY in that it’s so CYOO (create your own oasis).
CCS Bought Buy Footlocker for $102 Million
Top Store Preferences for Fashion Indicate Changing Spending Patterns among Youth Culture
The differences with fashion in youth culture markets vs. older markets (those 26 ) is that trends often come from the bottom-up, rather than from the 26 top-down. What we mean is that young people tend to pick up their ideas for fashion from each other, from utilitarian means, out of necessity, from the streets, grassroots word-of-mouth awareness, or their surroundings in general, rather than from the latest trends dictated by fashion houses, advertising, or marketing efforts on TV as a prime example.
Direct-to-Consumer Continues to Be the Hot Ticket in New-School Retail as Gap Buys-up Athleta
Athleta, one of the more popular women’s activewear lines in North America, was purchased for $150 million in cash by The Gap.