Brand Profile: Vitaly

on 01/04/2016 - 01:25 pm

Today we’re catching up with Shane Foran the founder of Toronto based jewelry company, Vitaly. Craving a breather from a busy work and school schedule, Shane made a pilgrimage to Ubud, a quaint Bali town teeming with craftspeople. This is where he sketched his first piece of jewelry — a two-finger ring made from black wood. When he returned to Toronto, his skateboarder, tattoo artist and DJ friends clamoured after the spare architectural pieces he brought back, so he decided to merge his business smarts with his newfound artistic outlet.
Fast-forward five years, and everyone is wearing Vitaly with about 200 fashion retailers in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia carry th ...

KNOWSHOW Registration Now Open

on 11/03/2015 - 03:31 pm

 
Online Registration for the Fall / Winter 2016 KNOWSHOW is now open. Access to the advance registration form will be open until Friday January 15th, 2015 at 5:00pm (PT). After that, attendees can register in person upon arrival to the show by providing a business card (or other credentials) from their company, along with ID. 
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Little Burgundy Sold to Journeys Parent Company

on 11/03/2015 - 02:49 pm

 
 
CTV News is reporting that the Aldo Group has sold the Little Burgundy business to Genesco Inc - The parent company of Journeys. Little Burgundy has 37 stores that will give Genesco a broader customer base in Canada. It is unclear if the purchasing and fulfillment for Little Burgundy will remain in Canada or fold into the same business model as Journeys in Canada. Stay tuned, developing....

American Apparel Files for Chapter 11

on 10/20/2015 - 11:40 am

American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after its made-in-the-U.S. model faltered, its fashion sense slipped and its controversial former CEO became embroiled in scandal over his behavior in the workplace.
The embattled retailer said it has already reached agreements with creditors representing 95% of its secured debts to execute a restructuring plan. The deal, which would require a court's approval, will allow the company to stay in business, American Apparel said in a statement.
 
American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after its made-in-the-U.S. model faltered, its fashion sense slipped and its controversial former CEO became embroiled in scan ...