Based in Montreal, Cartel is relatively new footwear company that produces traditionally designed leather shoes. The company’s co-founder and creative lead, Davis Guay, combines his past experience working with a globally manufactured and distributed footwear company with his background in music to design all of the silhouettes offered by Cartel. Always very observative, Guay considers every aspect of his designs to ensure they communicate the highest quality possible while maintaining an accessible price point at the retail level.
Below we had a chance to talk to Davis Guay about his inspiration behind design for Cartel as well as his future plans for the brand in 2016.
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CUT & SHOW contributor Vanessa Tam, recently posted an interview on Vancity Buzz that she did with Ethan Song from Frank & Oak. Vanessa chatted with Ethan about starting his fashion business online and the move to brick and mortar, technology & IPO’s. Vanessa gave us permission to repost the interview. Check it out below.
Image: Frank & Oak
From Vancity Buzz - December 31, 2015
Depending on who you’re speaking to, people either really love clothing shopping or completely dread it. Heading out to the store, trying everything on, lining up to pay – it could all quickly become a little much. Frank & Oak, however, is a company that takes ...
A few years ago when visiting friends in Boston, I had a chance to visit the Bodega shoe store and meet Oliver, one of the owners. Fascinated by the product selection and store design, (the front of the store is a bodega with a secret entrance into a shoe store) I try to check in on the store via social feeds whenever I can.
Last week, Sportswear International posted a Q & A with Oliver that includes some photos of the shop, their top brands and what trade shows they attend. Check out the interview here.
* image via Sportswear International
A few months ago, the Agenda trade show announced that they were moving their winter edition of the popular east coast show from New York to Miami. Shop-Eat-Surf was in Miami to cover the show and photos can be viewed here.
Press Release January 15, 2016
No Limits Group announced today that they will be the Canadian distributor for California accessories brand Richer Poorer Inc.
Richer Poorer, which was acquired by Vancouver-based company Shoes.com late last year and is best known for their socks, has expanded into both underwear and the basic tees category.
"We’re really excited too add Richer Poorer to our list of brand partners" says Sales & Marketing Manager Scott Murray-Burrows, "It’s no secret that socks are a hot category right now but Richer Poorer has expanded their offering to also include underwear and basic tees, its all about elevated inner wear ...
In the ever-changing landscape of Canadian distribution, Brixton has just announced a new “direct” business model in partnership with Tiger Distribution.
The press release mentions that Brixton will open up a new Montreal based office to manage the Canadian territory - “The change will enable Brixton to be more competitive in the Canadian marketplace, and to build upon the current momentum of the brand.”
It’s unclear who will be handling the product fulfillment and returns, but it is noted that Tiger Distribution will continue to manage sales and marketing efforts in Canada and keep the regional sales force intact.
"Brixton will retain its exist ...
Extreme has just posted on their Facebook page that they have closed 8 or their 14 location on December 31st, 2015.
The store closures are ”due to recent changes in the economy that we were unable to weather."
The post goes on to list the closed stores and list the ones that will remain open. Extreme has seen increased competition over the years in the surf, skate & snow market from retailers such as West 49, Zumiez and Journey's.
The post also mentions that the staff wasn’t given any notice of the closure. Hopefully everyone will land on their feet. Read the full post here or I have pasted it below. From Facebook.com/Extremestores
We are very sad to announce ...
Today we’re catching up with Shane Foran the founder of Toronto based jewelry company, Vitaly. Craving a breather from a busy work and school schedule, Shane made a pilgrimage to Ubud, a quaint Bali town teeming with craftspeople. This is where he sketched his first piece of jewelry — a two-finger ring made from black wood. When he returned to Toronto, his skateboarder, tattoo artist and DJ friends clamoured after the spare architectural pieces he brought back, so he decided to merge his business smarts with his newfound artistic outlet.
Fast-forward five years, and everyone is wearing Vitaly with about 200 fashion retailers in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia carry th ...