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Vans Canada Announces New Apparel Sales Manager

on 09/25/2015 - 02:14 pm

Montreal, Canada (June 16, 2015) –Vans Canada is proud to welcome Marianne Demers as the Vans Apparel Sales Manager. Marianne is responsible for participating in the creation and execution of the Apparel strategy, while supporting the sales team throughout Canada.  “Marianne brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experiences as both, a wholesale and retail leader. This is a new addition to the Vans sales management structure that will allow the brand to be more focused on the Apparel business and maximize the brands exposure ” says Jason Good, Sr. Sales Manger, Vans Canada.
“I am very excited for this opportunity & to be apart of the team. Vans is a ...

KNOWSHOW 10 Year Video Recap

on 09/25/2015 - 02:10 pm

A recap of the Spring Summer 2016 KNOWSHOW that took place July 28 - 30, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show celebrated the 10th Year of the KNOWSHOW as Canada’s Premier Lifestyle and Fashion Trade show. Hundreds of Canadian retailers attended to meet with the best brands available in the lifestyle fashion and action sport industry.

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

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 ...

Distributor Profile: Ponyride

on 09/25/2015 - 01:44 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW 22 October 2009
This week, the east coast was on our radar once again. We chatted with Nial Neven of Ponyride, getting the history of his distribution company as well as hearing his thoughts on the industry.
Q: So who is Nial and how did you get here? Into this business, we mean.NN: I was introduced to this business by my very good friend and former associate, Avi Tenzer. Avi has had a very long and impressive career in Canada, beginning with his first job as design director for Le Chateau in the late '70s and early '80s, followed by his involvement in creating the BACC concept with the Aldo group in '80s. He then went on ...

Brand Profile: Vans

on 09/25/2015 - 01:38 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 13 May 2011
This week, we spoke to new Montreal transplant Jason Good, who packed his west coast bags to be the new Canadian sales manager for Vans. He talked to us about the new Geoff Rowley SPV shoe, collaborations with Vans’ brand advocates and why everyone needs a pair of Old Skools.
How did you get your start in the industry?JG: I got into the industry when I was 18-years-old. I got my first start in the business on the snow side of things by working in a rental shop back in 1991 at Apex Resorts in Penticton. I loved snowboarding and needed a way to get deals on new stuff, so I got sucked ...

Distributor Feature: Throat Threads Apparel

on 09/25/2015 - 01:31 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 19 April 2013

On a recent visit to Toronto, I was fortunate to meet the charismatic and fashionable Russ Fearon, owner of Throat Threads Apparel. The journey from Vancouver to Toronto was well worth the trip, as I was truly amazed from the moment the car pulled up at this historic mansion, the kind you only see in the movies.  As I stepped through the door, I was greeted warmly, and I said to myself, “I am in fashion heaven.”The beautiful interiors, the merchandising of the clothing, and the displays were impeccable. Russ guided me on an inspiring tour through the whole building, an ...

Distributor Profile: Take Five Trading

on 09/25/2015 - 01:02 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 03 February 2010
This week, we chatted with Garry Bone from the distribution company Take Five Trading (and also from the sneaker retailer Livestock). He told us about his new company, his predictions for 2010 and why he's buying Alife sneakers for this spring.

Q: So, Garry, how did you get into the distribution business?GB: I got into the business via Livestock -- a lot of the brands that we were working with didn't have distribution and were growing to the point where they needed it. They would all call and ask me who they should work with as far as distributors go, and I kept on denying most of ...