Tag: Retail

Dunstan Surfwear Re-Launch Illustrates Growth in Niche Surf Brands with Eco-Consciousness

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There have been a number of smaller surf brands and retailers that see the gaps and opportunities available since the kingpins of surf, Billabong and Quiksilver, have moved over. From Kelly Slater’s Outerknown, which is a lifestyle brand with surf-inspired roots and sustainability, to the women’s surf-inspired brand Amuse Society, to retailers Saturday Surf in […]

Iconix Brand Group Buys-up Rights to Pony for $37 Million

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Iconix Brand Group, Inc. the company with investments in Modern Amusement, Billionaire Boys Club, and licensee for brands like Ocean Pacific and Rocawear, announced this week that they have purchased 75% of Pony for $37 million in North America, with 25% by Anthony L&S, which licenses G-Star Raw Footwear. Iconix has the option to expand […]

Kelly Slater Takes Sustainability One More Step, with Furniture for Teens

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Just after investing in Firewire and sustainable surfboards, and the launch of his sustainably driven apparel brand Outerknown, Kelly Slater has partnered with PBteen to design a sustainably driven furniture collection of 40 pieces for teens due out in April, 2015. “I’m really excited to be working with PBteen on this project,” said Slater. “While […]

Adidas Captures Changes in Spending Patterns with App for Sneaker Connoisseurs to Create Virtual Lines; Launches with Drop of the Kanye Shoe

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Changes in spending patterns among today’s youth culture market means that retailers and brands need to incorporate new methods to fit the needs of buyers who are easily adept at technology, social media, and mobile phone culture. That’s why Adidas’ latest app that lets people get in a virtual line for fresh kicks is on […]

Agenda Trade Show January 2015 Edition Provides Best Platform for Streetwear and Action Sports, Mix of Heritage and Fresh Twists, Achieving Business and Fun In Unique Style

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Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach, CA, January 5-6, 2015, featured inspiring designs, brisk business, and a coming together of the best in action sports-inspired and streetwear fashion, footwear, accessories, and wearable technology. With an industrial theme made of a mix of barrels, pallets, and […]

More American Apparel Drama—Bigger Capital Fund Needs More Info Regarding Dov Charney Ouster, Take-Over Bid in Consideration

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It looks like the ouster of American Apparel founder Dov Charney is under question. The 6th largest investor of America Apparel, Bigger Capital Fund, is questioning the amount of information that was given to investors before making the final decision to fire Charney. According to Bigger Capital, in a letter from Bloomberg News, there was […]

Bread & Butter Files for Insolvency, But Boots-up New Concept “Back to the Street”

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Following the cancellation of BREAD & BUTTER for January 2015, the management of BREAD & butter GmbH & Co.KG saw itself forced to file for insolvency on 16th December 2014. On the same day, the attorney Christian Graf Brockdorff (BBL) was appointed preliminary receiver in insolvency. According to BREAD & BUTTER, having been caught up […]

Kelly Slater’s Outerknown—Why This Brand Is So Important for Fashion Right Now

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After ending a 23-year relationship with Quiksilver in April this year, Kelly Slater has moved on to create his own lifestyle fashion brand, Outerknown. As we’ve written about before, Outerknown is one of those highly anticipated new brands that’s changing the course fashion for many reasons. First, while surfing is obviously at the heart of […]

Dov Carney, Founder of American Apparel, Is Fired

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Former CEO and founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney has officially been fired by the Board of Directors as of Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The board said he was terminated “for cause in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement.” Paula Schneider will take over as CEO in January 5, 2015. We’re pleased that […]

H&M Sales Up 10%; CEO Karl-Johan Persson Recipient of the Fairness Award

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While many fashion retailers are having a challenging time with changes in consumer spending and trends, H&M continues to perform well. Their recent financial report released today, December 15, 2014, for November sales include an increase by 10% compared with the same time last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,511 on November […]