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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."
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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 ...

No Limits Group Announces New Business Model in Canada

on 04/10/2017 - 05:24 pm

Earlier today, the No Limits Group announced to their staff and partners that they were making some significant changes to their current distribution model. As of 2018, No Limits Group will no longer be representing brands in Canada under a traditional distribution model and will pivot certain brands to a new hybrid model to assist them with sales, marketing and fulfilment to build out their presence in Canada.  Beginning in 2018, No Limits Group will no longer be taking an inventory position with third party brands. They will in essence, assist brands to “go direct” in Canada, along with their fulfillment partner, A52 Warehouse (a subsidiary of No Limits Group).
 
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Native Shoes Appoints New President

on 03/20/2017 - 09:13 am

Sportswear International is reporting that Native Shoes has appointed a new president. Effective immediately, Kyle Housman will take over the role from Darren Hawrish. Darren will stay on in an advisory position. 
Kyle comes from Lululemon and helped lead the charge on their expansion in Australia.
Read the full story here.

Quiksilver Inc Rebrands as Boardriders Inc

on 03/09/2017 - 01:02 pm

According to the FN News, Quiksilver has just announced that they are rebranding the parent company to Boardriders Inc. The are changing their name to signal a “new phase for the company and to better reflect its full range of brands, including Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes.”
 
More here.

Slavin Raphael to Represent Frame for Canada

on 03/06/2017 - 02:17 pm

Our friends over at Slavin Raphael just sent us a press release that they are the new Canadian sales agency for Frame.
www.frame-store.com
 
 
 
“Frame is a brand that bridges heritage and quality of manufacturing in Los Angeles with a distinctly European aesthetic. Its collections take inspiration from a French way of “dressed up casual” embodied but the style icons of the 1970’s”
 
We reached out to Avi Raphael to get some more details.
Q) Congrats on picking up Frame for the Canadian market. Can you tell us about the collection and what attracted you to it?  
Avi) They are the freshest and most innovative denim ...

FW17 KNOWSHOW Recap

on 02/02/2017 - 02:48 pm

With KNOWSHOW makings plans to expand to the East Coast later this year, the biannual trade show continues to add value to the Canadian market with each show. With over 275 brands represented at the Fall/Winter 2017 show, there were over 700 attendees from industry leading brands, distributors, buyers, and trend leaders alike.

In addition to the individual presentations happening across the floor, this year also saw the addition of the KNOWMore speaker series that highlighted some of the key issues faced by the market today as well as their solutions.
Below we had a chance to highlight some of the best KNOWSHOW had to offer from Fall/ 2017.



Bringing their one of a kind sneaker c ...

Apparel Textile Sourcing Show Announces Major Expansion

on 01/30/2017 - 11:45 am

Press Release
Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show announces major expansion as Canadian industry imports reach all-time high
Thousands of retailers, manufacturers, designers and industry execs to benefit from 50 percent more exhibit space, new trends showcase and top speaker roster at Apparel Textile Sourcing Show
TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – The apparel and textile industry is alive and well – and thriving – in Canada. That’s the message of organizers of Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), which successfully debuted in Toronto in August 2016 with more than 200 booths of mer ...

FW17 KNOWSHOW Chat with Perry Pugh

on 01/30/2017 - 11:20 am

Earlier this month, the KNOWSHOW took place at the Vancouver Trade & Convention centre. We had a chance to chat with Perry Pugh, KNOWSHOW co-founder and GM to chat about the show where they are heading with it.
 
Hey Perry - How was your first show with your new partners?
 
I'm really happy with how this show turned out. It has been a whirlwind year with the transition into a new organization but we set some specific goals and were able to meet them and that is a good start.  
 

The speaker series seems to be a great success. Can you give us some highlights or a look into where you are planning to take this?
 
We sat down with a group of key retail ...

Vancity Original for Chinatown 2017

on 01/30/2017 - 10:45 am

Our friends at Vancity Original® are at it again. Last week, they took the wraps off their latest “Chinatown” collection to coincide with the Chinese New Year. Check out the images below and be sure to check out www.vancityoriginal.com for more information.
 
 
About the Collection
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Firecrackers, Fire Rooster, Chinese New Year is gonna be lit! Vancity Original® is back with a fresh collection to honour Vancouver's historic Chinatown. To celebrate the only bird in the zodiac, the Rooster will be featured prominently throughout the collection. Vancity Original® for Chinatown 2017 also includes nods to classic Chinese food like Beef & ...