Billabong’s CEO Launa Inman has been ousted and replaced with Scott Olivet, a former Oakley executive and previous Nike executive, apparently as part of a new plan lead by potential funding from Altamont Partners. So, the saga continues for the beleaguered surf brand, which also sold its last greatest asset, DaKine for Australian $70 million. […]
Retail Round-up: Potential Alternative Financing for Billabong, DaKine Sold for A$70 Million; VF Corp Q2 Results Raises Full-Year Guidance; Outdoor and Action Sports Up 6%
The New Tribes of Skateboarding: A Fractured Industry Opens Doors to New Styles, Brands, and Streetwear Crossovers in the State of Skate
With more than 350 people packing the Mandalay Bay conference room for Label Networks presentation “Action Sports and Streetwear: Youth Culture Influences Creating New Platforms Across Industries” at MAGIC/S.L.A.T.E./Project fashion trade shows on August 20, 2012, it confirmed that there are many brands and retailers with questions and ideas about the changing state of action […]
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: […]
Footwear and Sneaker Shopping Patterns in Youth Culture -Top Store Preference Shifts By Gender Lead to New Market Opportunities for the Industry
Challenging economy has effected footwear shopping patterns among youth culture, and in our latest Youth Culture Study, store preferences indicate where specific demographics are turning to next.
Retail Round-up: Urban Outfitters Shares Fall -Anthropologie Out of Step; Karl Lagerfeld X Macy’s; Prada’s Real Fantasies Video in a Dollhouse
Lines continue to blur with Hi-Lo fashion; discount pricing takes its toll; and another cool fashion video.
Gloomy Back-to-School for Retailers, Especially on Cusp of Q2 Low Performances by PacSun, American Eagle, Others
Changes in shopping patterns among youth culture as recession barrels in greatly effects second half predictions for 2011.
Retail Round-up: Aeropostale Second Quarter Incurs Big Drops; Gap Net Income Down; Urban Outfitters Sued $28 Million Over Photo of Underage Model
Capsule New York Men’s Show Brings Directional Brands, Stylists, Buyers Together in Uniquely Themed Show Featuring Amy Jean Porter’s Band of Wild Horses
Capsule tends to follow a theme which gives the show a cohesive, particular flair. Brands featured provide latest insight on leading-edge men’s contemporary, particularly what you’ll see in top boutiques next season.