Retailer Feature: Lucky Surf & Skate | Tsawwassen, BC

on 09/25/2015 - 02:00 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 11 September 2012
 

 
This week we got a chance to ring in Sean McMillan, who is the owner of Big Wave Sales. He took us into his experience in the industry and where he started. Not only is he a veteran in this industry, but he also has compassion and love for it at the same time. That wasn’t enough, though, for this go-getter. He and his wife, Alice, now own this fun-loving community store in Tsawwassen…Lucky Surf and Skate. Oh boy, he sure is Lucky…
Many of our readers know you as the Billabong rep and owner of Big Wave Sales in Richmond. Can you tell us how you began your career i ...

Retailer Feature: Citizen Clothing | Victoria, BC

on 09/25/2015 - 01:55 pm

 ** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 April 2012

 
"I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN MY OWN STORE. I HAVE GREAT PASSION FOR THIS INDUSTRY, AND I LOVE THAT IT IS ALWAYS CHANGING, ALWAYS GROWING, AND ALWAYS DEVELOPING."
- PATRICK TIER
 
This week we rang up Patrick Tier, a savvy business owner of a contemporary men’s boutique called Citizen Clothing in Victoria, BC. We discussed his career and experience within the industry and how he started his store. Tell us a little about how you started Citizen Clothing and how you got into the business.   PT: I have always wanted to own my own store. I have great passion for this ind ...

Retailer Feature: Zumiez Canada

on 09/25/2015 - 01:51 pm

** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 May 2011 
 
This week, we rang Doug Driscoll, the new Canadian stores operations manager of American retailer Zumiez. We talked to him about the company’s history, its expansion into the Canada and where its catchy name came from.
How did you get into the industry?DD: There was a skate and snowboard shop in the Washington, DC area where I'm from and where I got a part-time job. I worked there throughout college, then graduated and started taking on more responsibility at the shop, ending up buying for the store's two locations. I was there for about four years and got a lot of good insight—the owner of ...

Retailer Feature: dutil denim

on 09/25/2015 - 01:47 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 28 January 2010
This week, we spoke to Darrin Kenigsberg and Eric Dickstein from Dutil Denim. They both gave us the rundown of the company, what styles men and women are into right now, why jean silhouettes are unlimited in direction and how being passionate about the denim is just like playing an instrument.
 

 
Q: Tell us how you got into the business of denim.ED: Dutil is going on its fourth year now. It was inspired by a premium eyewear company that I worked at since 1996. One of the founders of started a lifestyle sunglass collection, and he wanted it to be in boutiques. Oddly en ...