Retail’s 2nd quarter results indicate consumers are not spending but innovative strategies such as what’s taking place with video gaming may just work.
Retail Round-up: EA Moves in Online Gaming Indicative of Industry Trends; Plus 2nd Qaurter Results from H&M, Volcom, Urban Outfitters, Target
How China’s Youth Culture May be America’s Best New Fashion Market -Excerpts and Data from Label Networks’ 3rd Annual China Youth Culture Study 2009
In truth, for even the most localized trendsetting brands, it’s of vital important to know what’s taking shape among China’s youth culture as the ripple effects from the sheer heft of their size (despite the down economy) continue to shape global economics and opportunities.
Retail Round-up: Abercrombie, Hollister Miss the Mark; Nike Lay-offs Hit Headquarters
More youth brands missing signs of consumer spending patterns and trends. You could blame this all on the recession, but sometimes it’s simply a case of not understanding a new generation of consumers.
Tokyo Girls Collection Once Again Successfully Combines Runway Fashion and Real-time Ecommerce Solutions Via Mobile Phone Buying in a Fun and Entertaining Atmosphere
Here’s one solution to making money in fashion -open runway shows and direct buying via mobile phones.
Re-Scene Scensters: Thrifted Street Styles Are Redefining Old Eras into New
The recession is now “official” but youth culture is a step ahead, tapping into the old to create something new. Here’s what’s going on from London, LA, Brooklyn, Tokyo.
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.
H&M’s Path of Intercontinental Domination: European American Youth Markets Preferences for the Store/Brand Make H&M the Company to Watch
Taking a look back at 4 years of consumer data regarding H&M from Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the United States, the “H&M Profile Report 2008” delivers insight into how this fast-fashion retailer captures the marketplace. Key resource for anyone hoping to move global yet maintain cred in niche markets.
Tokyo’s Top Retailers, Harajuku La Foret Shibuya 109 Get Overhauled with New Online Avatar Features, Additional Boutique-Label Networks’ Japan Data Reveals Favorite Retail among Youth Culture Where Changes Could Capture Marketshare
The prime locations for seeing the top designs of Harajuku Girl street fashion are obviously in Harajuku, an area of Tokyo between Shinjuku and Shibuya, and can be seen the minute you step out onto the train platform at Harajuku Station on your way to Takeshitadori -a narrow street packed with young people buying up various kinds of apparel, footwear, and accessories.
Expansion Revamp of Young Men’s Retail Shibuya 109-2 for the Onii-Kei Guy Indicates Growing Market for Rocker Looks Importance of Street Fashion -Label Networks’ Japan Data Reveals Top Stores for Young Men
Often what takes place in major Japanese retailers is an indication of where things are changing and how U.S. retailers may need to react in the future. With the expansion and revamp now of the popular Shibuya-2 store for young men, two whole new floors have been revamped to offer up high-end street fashion styles for the growing marketplace of rock-inspired men’s styles.