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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 ...

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).
 
We ...

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 ...