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Brand Profile: Parkland Manufacturing

on 04/25/2016 - 09:35 am

The millennial travel industry right now is completely different from even just ten years ago. With more and more young people aiming to go on shorter, but more frequent trips, their luggage and packing needs change as well. Parkland Design and Manufacturing understands this; possibly more so than others. Operating out of Vancouver, BC, Parkland creates design-driven gear with clean silhouettes that are built to last. Whether it’s a daily commute, a weekend getaway or an excursion with friends, their products are designed for travel and adventure.

Check out this interview we did with Sean Miller, the sales and business development manager at Parkland Design and Manufacturing, where ...

Capsule Show Announces Los Angeles Edition

on 04/21/2016 - 11:05 am

Sportswear International just reported that upmarket trade show, Capsule has just announced that they are adding Los Angeles to their show schedule. Capsule Los Angeles will debut for Spring ’17 at the California Mart for 2 days (October 17-18) during LA Market Week.
“Capsule is heading to Los Angeles in response to a growing demand in our community, particularly from East Coast brands, who wish to show at LA Market due to the high caliber of retailers who attend”, said Deirdre Maloney, Capsule’s co-founder. 
Capsule also runs trade shows in Las Vegas, New York & Paris. 
More information and registration here.
 

Le Chateau to Close 40 More Stores

on 04/20/2016 - 11:16 am

More bad news about store closures this week. In the USA, Sports Chalet has announced that they are shutting all 47 doors while the Toronto Sun is reporting that Le Chateau is planning to close 40 doors over the next 3 years in an effort to return to profitability. 
 
The Montreal-based company has been shuttering underperforming stores and renovating others as it "recalibrates" in the face of growing online purchases.
It closed 11 stores in the last year to reach 211 locations and plans to close 14 more in 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BOF: The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

on 04/07/2016 - 01:49 pm

Mark Smith from KW Menswear in Yorkton, Saskatchewan just sent over an interesting Op-Ed piece from Doug Stephens that was published on the BOF website. Simply titled: The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale.
The article challenges todays wholesale/retail models and sparks and interesting conversation on the future of our business and what role (if any) bricks & mortar stores will play in the digital age.
 

 Image: Cutler Design in Vancouver
 
E-commerce will rapidly reshape the entire economic model of retail, spelling the end of wholesale, argues Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet. How many of today’s retailers will simply stand by and w ...

New Branding and Expansion Plans for Bikini Village

on 04/06/2016 - 10:31 am

According to the Retail Insider, the Quebec based swimwear retailer, Bikini Village, has revealed new store design and branding along with plans to expand operations in to Western Canada.  
 

“After 12 months of hard work and investment to realign the buying, strategic direction and positioning, and launching an online store, it was time to highlight a new era with a revamped logo and a new store design,” said François Roberge, President and CEO of Boutique La Vie en Rose Incorporated. “Looking in to the future, we have chosen a branding with a modern profile and a sumptuous metallic colour reminiscent of the sun, warm sand, and golden tans. The breath ...

PacSun Reported to be Preparing for Chapter 11

on 04/06/2016 - 10:18 am

Transworld Business is reporting that struggling American retailer PacSun may be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early as next week. PacSun joins the list of other retailers filing for Chapter 11 in the last few months - American Apparel, Quicksilver and Wet Seal.
Pacific Sunwear, which operates about 600 stores, had long-term debt of $97 million and $11.3 million of cash and cash equivalents as of October.  
Read the full story here.
 

Richer Poorer Vancouver Pop Up Shop

on 04/04/2016 - 10:10 am

Press Release - April 4, 2016
Richer Poorer has arrived in Vancouver, and brought a little sunshine (not real) and beach vibes (real) from California in their second retail pop-up shop by shoes.com. 
Richer Poorer was recently purchased by shoes.com, and is distributed by Vancouver’s No Limits Group. 
 
The pop-up will run from April 1st to 11th at 779 Burrard, and will feature Table Talk series with Vancouver entrepreneurs like Wings and Horns, Juice Truck, People Footwear and Reigning Champ amongst others.
 
Richer Poorer started from humble beginnings, and elevates inner wear such as socks, boxers and tee’s all of which can be purchased on location.&n ...