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Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Show to Provide Glimpse into Global Design and Fashion Trends

on 07/25/2017 - 10:42 am

Keynote and fashion trend forecaster Emily Miller Palmquist to reveal why casual, comfortable clothing that transcends seasons is on the rise 
 
Toronto, Ontario – July 19, 2017 – If you want to know what’s on deck in the fashion world, you can take a clue from Mother Nature. The more erratic our weather patterns, the more we’re seeing clothing that transcends seasons, says fashion trend forecaster Emily Miller Palmquist, keynote speaker at the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show, to be held August 21-23, 2017, at the Toronto International Centre.
 
Presenting at ATSC 2017 on August 22 at 11:00 a.m., Palmquist – ...

MR Mag: Denim Brand of the Decade - AG Jeans

on 07/19/2017 - 03:35 pm

Our friends at Horton Berner Fashion Group just sent us a link to a recent post on MR Mag that features AG Jeans that touts them denim label as the “Denim Brand of the Decade”
 
AG, founded in 2001 has stood the test of time and has become a major player in the premium denim market. Securing floor space in some of the best independent and specialty chain stores around the world.
 
The article features a brief history of the brands founders and speaks to many of the directional retailers that buy the brand for their stores.
 
Head on over to MR-Mag.com for the full feature, and for more information about carrying AG for your store, contact Horton Berner Fashio ...

Keynote & Tactical Sessions Announced for the KNOWSHOW in Vancouver

on 07/10/2017 - 10:44 am

The KNOWSHOW kicks off in Vancouver this week and they have lined up a keynote by Shauna Olsten. Shauna, formerly of Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes, Native Footwear and Kit + Ace will discuss the ever changing retail landscape and uncovering retails new equity. Read more here. 
 
Yours truly (Brian Jenkinson) will be hosting a Tactical Session with a few local Vancouver retailers discussing eCommerce and some of the hurdles & successes of moving from traditional bricks & mortar to the digital space.
I’ll be chatting with Adele Tetangco from Garmentory along with Brendan Bennett from Still Life.  Read more here.
 

The North Face Canada Announces New Brand, Communications and Sports Marketing Coordinator

on 07/10/2017 - 10:20 am

MONTREAL, QUEBEC  – June 29th , 2017 –
 
The North Face Canada is proud to announce the transition of Maxim Turcotte into the  “Brand, Communications and Sports Marketing Coordinator” role, here in Montreal, QC. 
 
“Max has now been with the Marketing department here at The North Face for the past 2 years in the role of Account Marketing Coordinator. During this time, through his demonstrated and applied brand vision, Max was able to sophisticate and expand the national account marketing program. His organizational skills, as well as his great creativity, will be tremendous assets for for the brand as he’ll be able to increase ...

Smartwool Announces New Canadian Sales and Marketing Team

on 06/07/2017 - 02:46 pm

Steamboat Springs, Colo. (June 05, 2017) — Today, Smartwool announced two new hires to the brand’s Canadian team.
 
“The growth of our team is indicative of our recent growth in the marketplace, as the brand has been gaining momentum for two years,” said Smartwool Canada Sales and Marketing Director, Corey Stecker. “Our new team will help us achieve our goal of becoming Canada’s leader in versatile, premium apparel and accessories for outdoor adventures. Our team is one investment among many as we strive to support and boost our specialty retail partners.”
 
In May, Marie-Élizabeth Lajoie joined the team as Marketing Coordinator ...

Timebomb Trading to Distribute Obey, Loser Machine and Dark Seas for Canada

on 05/31/2017 - 09:47 am

Press Release - May 30, 2017 - TIMEBOMB Trading Inc is excited to announce that they are the exclusive Canadian distributor for Obey, Loser Machine & Dark Seas starting Spring 2018.
  
OBEY Clothing President Don Juncal remarks, “I have known Garret Louie for over 15 years, and have admired the businesses he and his partners have built. It’s wonderful that after all these years, the OBEY Clothing brand and Timebomb Trading are finally working together.”
 
Garret Louie, Director/Co-Owner at Timebomb – “I’ve always been a big fan of OBEY as their culture aligns exactly with what we’re about. I really respect how they have been ab ...

New Sales Agency Announced for RVCA in the West

on 05/23/2017 - 12:06 pm

Rodney Harris at RVCA just sent us a note that they have made a sales agency change in the west for their brand. Effective june 1st, NLA will be representing RVCA for all Western Canadian accounts. See the official notice below.
 

Good afternoon. I just wanted to inform you of an exciting change at RVCA!! 
 
It is with great pleasure I am letting you know that commencing Spring 2018, NLA will be the Western Canadian sales representatives for RVCA.
 
We are very excited to start this new relationship and to provide you with a great level of service and satisfaction. 
 
Effective June 1st, upon our return from our sales meeting,& ...

Over the Rainbow Moving to Manulife Centre in 2018

on 05/04/2017 - 11:55 am

Toronto, ON May 3, 2017 – Iconic Yorkville denim and clothing retailer Over the Rainbow has announced plans to expand its Yorkville presence with the introduction of a new flagship store in the soon-to-be transformed landmark Manulife Centre located at Bay and Bloor. The new and improved store will feature a larger footprint, innovative design and provide a world class customer experience to Over the Rainbow's loyal clientele.  Award-winning architectural design firm Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. has been commissioned by Over the Rainbow to carry out the new design for the retail project, which is slated for completion in late 2018.  
 
Founded in 1975 by Joel Car ...

Agenda adds a one-day B2C festival experience to Long Beach event

on 04/12/2017 - 11:48 am

Hot off the heals of the successful Complex Con, the organizers of the Agenda Trade Show are adding a 3rd day to their show that will be open to the public where brands can interact with the public surrounded by musicians, art installations and cuisine.
"The Long Beach show will continue its two-day trade format on Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th.
The Agenda festival will launch on Saturday, July 15th with the hours of 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. The projected 10,000 attendees will experience musical performances from both upcoming and established acts. The music, speaker and brand line-up will be announced within the coming months."
Read More here.
 
 


 
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Stern Partners Inc. announces the acquisition of Jean Machine's business and assets

on 04/12/2017 - 10:12 am

Press Release - Marketwired
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 22, 2017) - Pacific West Commercial Corporation, an affiliate of Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc., is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of the business and assets of Jean Machine, a leading Ontario denim and fashion retailer serving customers through its approximately 30 stores. Jean Machine will continue to operate as an independent entity, and the new owner has offered jobs to nearly all of Jean Machine's employees.
"We are excited about the long-term potential of Jean Machine and the denim and casual apparel market in Canada," said Ronald N. Stern, President of Stern Partners. "We are confident in t ...